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Hart Wood
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This lavishly illustrated book traces the life and work of Hart Wood (1880–1957), from his beginnings in architectural offices in Denver and San Francisco to his arrival in Hawaii in 1919 as a partner of C. W. Dickey and eventual solo career in the Islands. An outspoken leader in the development of a Hawaiian style of architecture, Wood incorporated local building traditions and materials in many of his projects and was the first in Hawaii to blend Eastern and Western architectural forms in a conscious manner. Enchanted by Hawaii’s vivid beauty and its benevolent climate, exotic flora, and cosmopolitan culture, Wood sought to capture the aura of the Islands in his architectural designs.

Hart Wood’s magnificent and graceful buildings remain critical to Hawaii’s architectural legacy more than fifty years after his death: the First Church of Christ Scientist on Punahou Street, the First Chinese Church on King Street, the S & G Gump Building on Kalakaua Avenue, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply Administration Building on Beretania Street, and the Alexander & Baldwin Building on Bishop Street, as well as numerous Wood residences throughout the city.

200 illus.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1. Influences of Youth
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2. Wood's Early Career
  2. pp. 10-37
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  1. 3. Wood and Simpson: Wood Opens His Own Firm
  2. pp. 38-57
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  1. 4. Hawaii: The Stage is Set
  2. pp. 58-64
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  1. 5. Early Work in Hawaii
  2. pp. 65-97
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  1. 6. Wood Leads the Hawaiian Regional Architecture Movement
  2. pp. 98-187
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  1. 7. The Depression Years and World War II
  2. pp. 188-228
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  1. 8. Reopening His Office
  2. pp. 229-242
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  1. 9. The Crepuscular Years, the End of a Career
  2. pp. 243-246
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 247-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-276
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 277
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