Case Study Houses (Hardcover)
The pioneering project that brought modernism to the masses The Case Study House program (1945 1966) was an exceptional, innovative, and unique event in the history of American architecture. Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the program oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, and sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be built easily and cheaply during the postwar building boom. This highly experimental program generated designs that would redefine the modern home, and its profound influence on architecture American and international was evident during the program's existence and remains so today. This compact guide includes all the projects featured in our XL edition, with over 150 photos and plans, and a map showing the locations of all the Case Study Houses, including those no longer existing. 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)
About the Author
Osmond Desilva is a business consultant for multinational organisations and a member of the Public Speakers Society. He has spent decades understanding conversation so as to bring out the best in his students. He is a trainer in the skills of both inner and outer game. Living in the centre of London for over 25 years, he has met and conversed with men and women from countries all around the world, from every background social class.***Elizabeth Smith is a graduate of the University of London in English. She is a socialite based in London and works in the fashion business. Whenever she has any free time, she is always happy to meet new people and converse with them.
Peter Gossel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.