Shingle and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses (Hardcover)
As a full career monograph, the book will feature iconic Kligerman houses built over the past twenty years and current projects that demonstrate the evolution of his architectural thinking. This will be a “deep dive” into the design process, illustrated by sketches and renderings as well as finished photography.
An introduction by Architectural Digest design editor Mitchell Owens will provide an overview of the trajectory while Kligerman’s own essay will focus on his interest in developing a truly American style that reflects both the Puebloan style of the Southwest and the shingle style that has prevailed in along the East Coast since the late nineteenth century.
Kligerman designs only single-family houses, and his clients have beautiful sites in the Hamptons and throughout New England with a few on the West Coast and in Texas. He is deeply steeped in the history of European and American domestic architecture and wonders whether there is (or can be) an American house paradigm. He grew up in Connecticut and New Mexico so the two strands that he draws on most art the solid adobe forms of Puebloan style and the lighter, more open shingle style. He also considers West Coast architects like Bernard Maybeck and English arts and crafts designers like Vosey and Lutyens. Rather than looking at single, specifc precedents and adapting them for contemporary life, Kligerman tries to incorporate multiple strands to come up with something new – "to move the needle forward," as he says.
Kligerman is active in professional organizations, including the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, where he served as board chair for many years, and the Design Leadership Network.
A dedicated student of the history of residential architecture internationally, Kligerman is a sought-after speaker and tour guide for the work of McKim, Mead & White, Bernard Maybeck, and other iconic figures. He also shares his passion on Instagram where he posts images of houses and intricate details he admires for 31k followers.
Named to the 2022 Architectural Digest AD100 list
Named to the 2022 Elle Decor A-List
‘[One of] the best of the best decor and design books.’ – AD Pro
'Will make a terrific gift for the design lover on your list.' - Architects + Artisans
'Featuring photographs, illustrations, and renderings of Thomas Kligerman’s most iconic homes, this extensive monograph covers the entirety of the architect’s impressive career.' - Galerie Magazine
'One of the most celebrated architects in America, Thomas Kligerman has developed a signature that takes a modern approach to traditional architecture. Shingle and Stone follows the evolution of Kligerman of his architectural thinking through intimate looks at his work over the years.' - Veranda
'Showcase[s] some of the most magical architecture and design . . . and look[s] fabulous on the coffee table.' - Modern Luxury Interiors New York
'An inspirational architectural collection . . . Pore over twenty years of projects and the stories behind them.' - athome
'Elle Decor A-List architect Tom Kligerman’s manifold influences are on display in this enlightening full-career monograph, showing how the architect’s upbringing in and passion for the American Southwest and New England have led to a practice that marries the finest attributes of both in his single-family homes.' - Elle Decor
'A veritable feast for the senses.' - New England Home
'If you spend much of your downtime scrolling through listings on Zillow, consider this more analog option of manifesting the future manse of your dreams. This book is a monograph of architect Thomas Kligerman’s work.' - New York Magazine
'For architecture aficionados . . . Take a journey through the career of renowned architect Thomas Kligerman in this gorgeous volume.' - Traditional Home
'Gorgeous.' - Veranda
'Forever challenging conventional shingle concepts, Thomas Kligerman’s new work will inspire even the staunchest of traditionalists. Kligerman has proved to be a true master of honoring history and reimagining tried-and-true practices for an enduring future.' - Frederic
'Absolutely brimming with breathtaking work that is sure to leave every reader inspired.' - My Design Chic