I am pleased to announce the publication of José M. Allegue: A Builder's Legacy, written by Christine G.H. Franck. A labor of love, this limited-edition book is the culmination of my dream of documenting the work of a master craftsman, Joe Allegue. Between 1941 and 1968, Mr. Allegue built single-family custom homes in the “Five Towns” of Nassau County, Long Island. Unknown outside the area, he was beloved by those for whom he built houses and many who worked with him. My family lived in two of his houses, and I count myself among his many admirers. My hope is that this book will contribute to a greater appreciation of his work and the importance of craft to the creation of a beautiful and appropriate home.

-- Lloyd Zuckerberg