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Architects House Themselves

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Ever since Thomas Jefferson built Monticello, American architects have used their own houses as laboratories, testing new ideas and putting a fresh spin on the old. To select the best of our own era, Michael Webb traveled coast to coast, talking with 150 architects, and looking for houses and apartments that respond creatively to the challenge of site, context, and budget. He chose 41 recent examples, and six modern classics. Together they demonstrate how rich is the idea of "house." Pioneers like Schindler, ...
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Overview

Ever since Thomas Jefferson built Monticello, American architects have used their own houses as laboratories, testing new ideas and putting a fresh spin on the old. To select the best of our own era, Michael Webb traveled coast to coast, talking with 150 architects, and looking for houses and apartments that respond creatively to the challenge of site, context, and budget. He chose 41 recent examples, and six modern classics. Together they demonstrate how rich is the idea of "house." Pioneers like Schindler, Neutra, Wright, Gropius, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philip Johnson explored new ways of enclosing space and relating buildings to nature. They shocked their contemporaries and inspired their successors. The latest work shown here ranges even more widely - from a tree house in Berkeley to a playful weekend cottage on Lake Michigan, from a cluster of wooden towers in a Florida palm grove to a Toronto house that fuses craft and technology. Sophisticated New York apartments, daring hillside houses in Los Angeles, and witty variations on the New England vernacular reflect America's regional diversity. Houses are grouped by type. Over 200 color and vintage black and white photos, plans, and sections are woven together with lively descriptions of what each architect built - and why. These architectural adventures offer new ways of satisfying practical and emotional needs, and write another chapter in the history of the American house. They demonstrate the timeless virtues of light and space, openness and privacy, fine craftsmanship and economical construction. Everyone who has dreamed of building a unique house or is planning piecemeal improvements can find inspiration is this eclectic anthology.
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Featuring highly individualistic, innovative houses designed by architects for their own residences, this stimulating, lavishly illustrated sourcebook opens with the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, Walter Gropius, Rudolph Schindler and Charles and Ray Eames. Webb ( The City Square ) then spotlights 40 additional recent dwellings throughout the U.S. and one in Canada. Reinterpreting New England vernacular, ocean-lover Bernard Wharton's house in Redding, Conn. is as trim and tightly planned as a yacht. Kenneth Neumann's home in Franklin, Mich., an abstract reworking in glass of colonial architecture, ``performs a disappearing act'' on a wooded slope. Weekend retreats, daring structures that cling to ``unbuildable'' sites and a house tailored to the needs of an extended family from Taiwan serve as proof that new constructions need not be standardized or predictable. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891332411
  • Publisher: National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:
MODERN LANDMARKS.
R.
M.
Schindler.
Richard and Dion Neutra.
Walter Gropius.
Philip Johnson.
RESHAPING FOUND SPACE.
Frank O. Gehry.
Mark Simon.
Raquel Vert.
REWORKING TRADITION.
Buzz Yudell and Tina Beebe.
Jefferson B. Riley.
Carlos Jimenez.
Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg.
ALL IN THE FAMILY.
Alfred Browning Parker.
Timothy Kobe and Joy Ou.
RADICAL DEPARTURES.
Bart Prince.
Myron Goldfinger.
BALANCING ACTS.
Raymond Kappe.
Albert Frey.
Mark Cigolle and Kim Coleman.
FEET OFF THE GROUND.
Jim Olson.
Steven Mensch.
WEEKEND RETREATS.
Hugh Hardy.
Josh Schweitzer.
Adam Kalkin.
Architects, Accessibility and Further Reading.
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