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“The addition is related visually to the original house by the use of direct references to its classical and neoclassical antecedents. These references, often quite literal, take the form of traditional devices like latticework, suggestive of sun-filled garden structures, broken pediments symbolizing man's occupation of the center, and string coursing alluding to one's assumption of the floor as transposed ground plane. These are reinterpreted here to reinforce their symbolic and actural roles or meaning as elements of architecture.”

— Karen Vogel Wheeler, Peter Arnell, Ted Bickford, editors. Michael Graves, Buildings and Projects 1966-1981. New York: Rizzoli, 1982. p75.

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Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. reduction diagram, p211. — Updated edition available at

Karen Vogel Wheeler, Peter Arnell, Ted Bickford, ed. Michael Graves: Buildings and Projects 1966-1981. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1982. ISBN 0-8478-0405-4. LC 81-51400. NA737.G72A4 1982. discussion, p75. plan of original house and addition, p76. east elevation, p77. north elevation, p77.

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