Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House
With their low profiles and expansive horizontality, Cliff May's modern ranch houses became synonymous with the nascent California lifestyle. His long, low designs managed to be both modern and traditional, celebrating a casually elegant, indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The book's design reinforces these key traits of May's work. We had the photographer shoot the May homes in a manner that emphasized the indoor-outdoor thresholds that characterize their design and then composed the book layouts to do the same.