American Houses, The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons is a lush pictorial mongraph showcasing, in full color photographs and drawings, the houses, estates, townhouses and urban design from the firm that has been in the forefront of the classical revival of the last 20 years in architecture and design. As Adele Chatfield- Taylor says of the firm in her introduction to the book, "Along the way, I've watched with pleasure as their careers burgeoned and flourished. This book - American Houses - is a perfectly named testimony to what they have accomplished. Thanks to a wonderful text and dreamy photographs, it documents, through a sampling of their work, their deep feelings for American architecture, character and style. On the one hand, they reveal Americans' love of comfort and informality; on the other, they capture our upright quality and conservatism. It is rare that architects of their relative youth can have mastered so much.'
Written by Mary Miers, Introduction by Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rizzoli International Publications (November 2006) ISBN-10: 0-8478-2857-3 ISBN-13: 979-08478-2857-9 ICCN: 2006928459