Case Study Houses


Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836535601
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 96
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Modernism to the masses: Pioneering designs for affordable postwar homes The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included "using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man's life in the modern world." The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. This compact guide includes all of the Case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Case Study Houses, 1945-1962


Author: Esther McCoy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780912158716
Category: Architecture
Page: 217
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Since the popular Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit of 1989, "Blueprints for Modern Living", much attention has been paid to the pioneering work done by the architects of the Case Study Program. With the catalogue for that exhibit long out of print, this study remains the definitive work on the project. Sponsored by John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine, the Case Study Houses program brought new thinking, techniques, and materials to post-war California house building. Contains the work of Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Craig Ellwood.

Pierre Koenig


Author: Neil Jackson
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836544375
Category:
Page: 96
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Steelworks Pierre Koenig's modern materials There are few images of 20th-century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22. At its eagle's nest promontory above Los Angeles, the building is a vision of streamlined glass and steel, its slick lines echoing the twinkling city boulevards below. With this and his other equally innovative build for the famous project of the Arts & Architecture magazine, American architect Pierre Koenig (1925-2004) became one of the leading figures of the Modern movement. While still a student of architecture, Koenig designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950, proving that the use of prefabricated materials could allow for spatial freedom in affordable houses. Throughout his career, he would champion socially responsible design, as well as buildings that responded deftly and directly to the Southern Californian climate. Through windows, water, terraces, skylights, and glazing, his buildings optimized the rapport between inside and outside,while aiming for a simplistic purity of appearance. Through all of Koenig's major projects, including the Johnson House (1962) and Oberman House (1962), this book introduces an architect pioneering in method and material and iconic of his time, as fueled by experimentalism as the postwar optimism of the age.

Ba Albert Frey


Author: Gloria Koenig
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836547468
Category:
Page: 96
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Sandcastles Albert Frey, the desert modernist Architect Albert Frey (1903-1998) saw a modernist utopia in the desert. Born in Zurich, he studied in Europe with Le Corbusier before moving to the United States in 1930, convinced it was the land of architectural opportunity. On a visit to Palm Springs, he fell under the desert spell. It was here, amid the arid and empty landscape, that he could truly envisage a perfect modern future. Like fellow Californian luminary, John Lautner, Frey would spend the rest of his career nurturing the consonance of architecture and nature: studying the fall of sunlight and rain, and merging aluminum, steel, and glass with the boulders and sands of the West Coast wilds. His vision centered in particular on Palm Springs, capitalizing on the city's postwar population boom to create a bastion of the sleek, leisurely modernism that defines midcentury California. In this dependable architect introduction, we follow Frey's long and prestigious career from his European beginnings through to the apogee of his Californian practice, taking in his notes on De Stijl, Le Corbusier, and Bauhaus, and exploring the stylistic, material, and geographic makings of his unique "desert modernism." About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Blueprints for Modern Living

History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses
Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith,Esther McCoy
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262692137
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Includes eight main essays as well as contributions from Elizabeth A.T. Smith, this volume documents the Case Study House Progam, carried out between 1945 and 1966 where 36 experimental prototype houses were built by leading Californian architects.

Eichler Homes

Design for Living
Author: Jerry Ditto,Marvin Wax,Lanning Stern
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811808467
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 119
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Joseph Eichler changed the face of residential architecture when he created the ultimate, affordable family home - the quintessential symbol of the American Dream, circa 1950. With over 100 photographs of the various models, Eichler Homes chronicles the success and ultimate demise of Eichler's legendary company, its unique position in post-war culture, and its architectural legacy.

Jean Prouvé

1901-84 The Dynamics of Creation
Author: Peter Gössel,Nils Peters
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836545433
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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French architect and designer Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) was one of the most important constructors of the 20th century. He designed buildings and furniture that could be produced with economy of labour and material and efficiency in use, while maintaining high technical standards and quality materials. This introduction to his work gives a profound insight into the variety of his œuvre and the progressiveness of his inspirational vision.

Koenig


Author: Neil Jackson
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822848913
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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American architect Pierre Kcenig (1925-2004) is one of the leading figures of the Modern movement in America. Part of the "Basic Architecture" series, this book features introductory essays exploring his life and work; the important works presented in chronological order; and, an appendix including a list of works, biography, and more

Eero Saarinen, 1910-1961


Author: Pierluigi Serraino
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822836453
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was one of the 20th century's great visionaries, both in the fields of furniture design (he created the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables, for example) and in architecture. Among his greatest accomplishments are monuments that shaped architecture in postwar America and became icons in themselves: Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, the very sculptural and fluid TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, and the 630-foot high "Gateway to the West," the Arch of St. Louis. Marrying curves and dynamic forms with a modernist aesthetic, he brought a whole new dimension to architecture.

Eames


Author: Gloria Koenig
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822836514
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames were forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all the aspects of their career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses.

Lautner


Author: Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836544115
Category:
Page: 96
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Space age architecture: Going back to the future with the visionary West Coast architect Michigan-born architect John Lautner (1911-1994) was behind some of the most striking and innovative architectural designs in mid-20th-century America. Designing homes and commercial buildings primarily in Southern California, Lautner's innovative work captured the pioneering optimism of 1950s America, a time of space-age technology, economic growth, and affluence. Today, several of Lautner's houses are labeled Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. Lautner's projects focused on the relationship between humans, space, and nature. He was always particularly sensitive to the surrounding environment and would often integrate water and natural landscapes into his designs. His houses are characterized by sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams, in a heady combination of fantasy and minimalism. Eschewing architectural orthodoxies, Lautner emphasized geometric shapes such as circles and triangles, incorporating myriad technological innovations. Ingenious uses of modern building materials such as concrete allowed him to blend his structures into unique locations in the Californian landscape, perching his sci-fi structures on hillsides, beaches, and deserts. Residences in the Los Angeles area, including the Chemosphere House and the Silvertop, boast panoramic views and still exude an almost otherworldly magnetism. In this new Basic Art guide, we take you into the heart of Lautner's idiosyncratic practice, discover his manifold influences and ideas, and survey the resulting gems of modern architecture.

David Chipperfield


Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836551816
Category:
Page: 96
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Understated excellence: The architect of the extraordinary ordinary From Berlin to Beirut, David Chipperfield (born 1953) aspires to an architecture founded on collaboration, ideas, and excellence. His buildings are intended as physically immediate spaces in which "a sort of ordinariness" becomes remarkable, and by which the individual structure co-exists with broader concepts of city building. Chipperfield's vision has driven major projects around the globe, from the famed rebuilding of the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany to the Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul. His architec­tural practice has won many international competitions and numerous awards and citations for design excellence. In vivid images and accessible texts, this book covers Chipperfield's most striking projects to introduce the architect suspicious of "starchitecture," but nevertheless a global star on the architecture stage. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Richard Neutra, 1892-1970

Survival Through Design
Author: Barbara Lamprecht
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836513265
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Born and raised in Vienna, Richard Neutra had come to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style.

Hadid


Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836536356
Category:
Page: 96
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Radical space: How Zaha Hadid created a 21st-century architecture Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable. During the latter years of her life, Hadid's daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as "the most important new building in America since the Cold War;" the MAXXI Museum in Rome; the Guangzhou Opera House in China; and the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre. At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, Hadid was firmly established among the elite of world architecture, recognized as the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, but above all as a giver of new forms, the first great architect of the noughties. From her early sharply angled buildings to later more fluid architecture that made floors, ceilings, walls, and furniture part of an overall design, this essential introduction presents key examples of Hadid's pioneering practice to study an artist, as much as an architect, who fought to break the old rules and crafted her own 21st-century universe. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves


Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375420525
Category: Fiction
Page: 709
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Mies Van Der Rohe, 1886-1969

The Structure of Space
Author: Claire Zimmerman
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836513166
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture. Well known for his motto that less is more, he sought a kind of refined purity in architectural expression that was not seen in the reduced vocabulary of other Bauhaus members.

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

The Lyricism of Architecture in the Machine Age
Author: Jean-Louis Cohen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822835357
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Architectural poetry in the machine age Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L'Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn't until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Uniti d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. Basic Architecture features: Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans Introductory essays explore the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems, and resolutions.

Bacon


Author: Luigi Ficacci,Francis Bacon
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822821985
Category: Art
Page: 96
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This introductory volume shows the best of Francis Bacon's work.

The Name of this Book Is Secret


Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316039925
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.