Architects House Themselves

Architects House Themselves

by Michael Webb
     
 
Webb traveled from coast to coast, talking with 150 architects, to look for dwellings which respond creatively to the challenges of site, context and budget. He selected 41 recent examples and six modern classics ranging from a tree house in Berkeley to a cluster of wooden towers in Florida to sophisticated New York apartments. Color and vintage black-and-white

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Webb traveled from coast to coast, talking with 150 architects, to look for dwellings which respond creatively to the challenges of site, context and budget. He selected 41 recent examples and six modern classics ranging from a tree house in Berkeley to a cluster of wooden towers in Florida to sophisticated New York apartments. Color and vintage black-and-white photographs, plans and sections are combined with what each architect built--and why.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891332411
Publisher:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.72(d)

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