Lilian J. Rice was given the opportunity of a lifetime in 1922, when her employeraarchitect, Richard Requaapassed over to her his commission to design and develop Rancho Santa Fe, the master planned, high class community in Southern California. Rice went on to design and build homes for some of the nation's most celebrated achievers, entertainers, and movie stars at Rancho Santa Fe, now renowned as one of the wealthiest zipcodes in the USA. Using classic Mediterranean style, Rice's work has not only become interwoven with the historic fabric of Southern California's built environment, but also represents eco-conscious design that is relevant today. This beautiful volume of 394 illustrations presents an accurate and comprehensive retelling of the life and works of this master architect. Floor plans, architectural renderings, and stunning photographs make this is a must have for any architectural library, architect, designer, and anyone interested in women's history.
Diane Yolanda Welch is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who lives in the coastal community of Solana Beach, California. She is the leading authority on the life and work of master architect Lilian Jeannette Rice. This is Diane's second book on the widely accomplished but controversial architect, and is the companion book to Lilian J. Rice: Master Architect of Rancho Santa Fe (Schiffer 2010), a first-place winner in the San Diego Book Awards for biography, 2011