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Overview

The architecture of great homes became a fascinating and significant art form in twentieth-century America with such icons of modernism as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Philip Johnson's Glass House, and Frank Gehry's personal residence. This lavishly illustrated
volume, the newest title in the Universe architecture series, is a condensed and updated edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Twenty-five of America's finest masterpieces of modern residential architecture are presented with rich color photographs, accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture. Compact and very reasonably priced, this book is ideal for students and all enthusiasts of twentieth-century design.

This stunning volume presents America's finest masterpieces of modern residential architecture, featuring 34 houses by such luminaries as Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Michael Graves. Frampton explores each house in depth, discussing its place in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its meaning in America. 200 illustrations, 150 in color.

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This gorgeous coffee-table book by Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and one of the most prolific architectural historians of our day, memorializes 34 of the greatest U.S. modern residences of the 20th century. Ascetic orthodox modernism is stressed throughout, from precursors like Greene and Greene in Pasadena to contemporaries like Steven Holl in Texas. Surprisingly, there are no houses by Frank Lloyd Wright dating from his magnificent Prairie years, nor any works by Robert Venturi or Robert A.M. Stern. Designer David Larken is famous for producing some of the most beautiful books on architecture of the past ten years, including Shaker: Life Work and Art (LJ 11/15/87) and Adobe: Building and Living with Earth (LJ 7/94). A fine addition for public and specialty collections.-Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847823543
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995

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