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Redefining The Modern Home: A monumental retrospective of the Case Study Houses program
 
The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom.

The program’s chief motivating force was Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture’s greatest talents, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to re-define the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture—American and international—both during the program’s existence and even to this day.

TASCHEN brings you a monumental retrospective of the entire program with comprehensive documentation, brilliant photographs from the period and, for the houses still in existence, contemporary photos, as well as extensive floor plans and sketches.
 
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Synopsis:

All of Richard Neutra's works gathered together in one volume

"[...] the definitive volume on the Viennese-born architect." - Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles

Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came 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.

Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture.

For the first time, all of Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together in one volume, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers.

About the Author

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About the Author -

Barbara Lamprecht writes on and teaches architectural history, concentrating on Modernism, and practices architecture, specializing in sustainability and small spaces. She contributes to Dwell, The Architectural Review, Architecture, Architectural Record and Fine Homebuilding. She is also the author of TASCHEN\'s Neutra: Complete Works.

About the editor:

Peter Gössel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN\'s monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture Series.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9783836510219
Author:
Smith, Elizabeth A
Publisher:
Taschen
Photographer:
Shulman, Julius
Editor:
Gssel, Peter
Editor:
Goessel, Peter
Author:
Lamprecht, Barbara
Author:
Shulman, Julius
Author:
Smith, Elizabeth
Author:
Smith, Elizabeth A. T.
Author:
Gossel, Peter
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Historic Preservation - General
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
10.9 x 13.4 x 1.7 in 7.86 lb

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All of Richard Neutra's works gathered together in one volume

"[...] the definitive volume on the Viennese-born architect." - Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles

Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came 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.

Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture.

For the first time, all of Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together in one volume, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers.

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