Crooks House
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Architect Michael Graves
Location Fort Wayne, Indiana
Date 1976   timeline
Building Type house
Climate temperate
Style Post-Modern




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Discussion Crooks House Commentary

"While privacy is accomplished by isolation in the surrounding tract houses, the Crooks House derives its privacy by treating the formal gestures as fragments of a larger organization, thereby setting up a dependence of object and landscape. Rather than a single center, a succession of centers is produced both in the building and in the landscape. These centers are linked and can be understood as a spatial continuum."

— Karen Vogel Wheeler, Peter Arnell, Ted Bickford, editors. Michael Graves, Buildings and Projects 1966-1981. New York: Rizzoli, 1982. p83.

Sources on Crooks House

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. balance diagram, p181. — Updated edition available at

David Dunster, ed. Micheal Graves. Architectural Monograph 5. Contributions by Alan Colquhoun and Peter Carl. London: Academy Editions, 1979. Exterior photo of model, f4 p65. Top photo on page.

Karen Vogel Wheeler, 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, p83. lower floor plan, p84. upper floor plan, p84. site plan, p85. axonometric, p88. section through entrance and hall, p89. section through living and kitchen, p89. street elevation, p86.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Crooks House


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