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The Case Study House program (1945 1966) 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. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to redefine the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence ...

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Overview

The Case Study House program (1945 1966) 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. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to redefine the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture American and international both during the program existence and even to this day. This compact guide includes all projects featured in our XL version, with over 150 photos and plans and a map of where all houses are (or were) located.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836513012
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: 25 Series
  • Edition description: 25th Anniversary ed.
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 714,580
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Elisabeth Smith was born in Germany and has taught French, German, and Spanish at different levels for more than 30 years. She now lives in London and Marbella, where she still teaches and develops her ground-breaking language courses.

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