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Paul Revere Williams in Northern and Central Nevada

By Alicia Barber

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Amazing Grace: The Architecture of Paul Revere Williams

by Brook Hodge

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Paul Revere Williams in Southern Nevada

by Claytee White

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The Will and the Way

Tells the story of the life and career of the first African American member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, who designed more than 3,000 buildings from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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The Small Home of Tomorrow

A faithful facsimile of the 1945 work by famed Southern California architect Paul R. Williams, where Williams applies his design genius to the small house format, then becoming popular in the post-war boom years.

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Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View

Janna Ireland, an award-winning photographer, presents a collection of stunning, intimate black-and-white photographs of the work of Paul Revere Williams, who was known as “Hollywood’s Architect” and was the first black architect admitted to the American Institute of Architects.

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New Homes for Today

Paul R. Williams worked in a variety of styles, and we can see his flair in the large houses and commercial projects he designed. But Williams had another side: he was determined to bring his style to houses for the middle class.

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Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940

As part of a larger series on Master Architects of Southern California: 1920-1940, this book highlights the work of Paul R. Williams, using vintage photographs.

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Classic Hollywood Style

Over a career spanning six decades, architect Paul Revere Williams came to define what gracious living looked like for the Hollywood elite.

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A Legacy of Style

One of the most important Los Angeles architects, Paul R. Williams' prolific career extended from the 1920s to the 1970s. His vast body of built work stretches across the world from Paris and Colombia to Washington, D.C., New York, and Memphis.

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