CONCRETE SCREEN BLOCK: THE POWER OF PATTERN, by R&B Marshall - 2018 Mid-Century

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Paperback is gently used with minimal wear. Minimal edgewear and little to no aging. Wraps have returns. Interior features full-color as well as B&W photographs. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern

by Ron & Barbara Marshall

Published by: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Palm Springs, CA, 2018.

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume displays minimal overall wear.
  • Covers feature full-color photo and colorful design with black and white text on front and back, and exhibit minimal edgewear.
  • Wraps have returns.
  • Spine features gray text, and displays minimal rubbing of ends.
  • Binding is secure and features brass grommets.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Reverse of title page has ballpoint pen signature of previous owner on upper left corner. (See photos) 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181108
120 pages.11.5 X 10.5 inches.


The apparition in post-World War II architecture of the concrete screen block has a significance that is crucial in understanding the context and spirit in which homes started having this see-through, protective gate separating them from the outside. Offering an extensive study of the development of the screen block and the various patterns which are the most frequently carved in the concrete, the volume explores the history and meaning of this intriguing architectural element.


Abundantly illustrated with full-color and B&W photographs and drawings. Includes a guide to screen block patterns at end of volume.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Softcover Wraps
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Subject: Architecture & Design
Topic: Architecture
Place of Publication: Palm Springs CA
Publisher: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
Year Printed: 2018
Author: Ron & Barbara Marshall
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