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Modernist experimental homes. Prototypes for everyone 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 ...

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Koln, GERMANY 2002 Hardcover First Edition Smith, Elizabeth A. T., Peter Gossel, Julius Shulman. CASE STUDY HOUSES: THE COMPLETE CSH PROGRAM 1945-1966. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt ... Taschen Verlag, 2002. First Edition. Oblong Folio. Pictorial Boards. Architecture Monograph. As New. /No Jacket-As Issued. 440pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English, German and French. What is likely to be the definitive reference work on John Entenza and "Arts + Architecture" Magazine's historic "Case Study House" program, this massive undertaking on the influential post-war design competition is filled throughout with Julius Shulman's gorgeous vintage photographs. Each of the innovative houses commissioned between 1945 and 1966 is profiled in depth, with drawings, blueprints, and photographs. The participating architects were Richard J. Neutra, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koenig, Raphael Soriano, J.R. Davidson, Ralph Rapson, Whitney R. Smith, Sumner Spaulding and John Rex, Rodney A. Wal Read more Show Less

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Modernist experimental homes. Prototypes for everyone 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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  • ISBN-13: 9783822864128
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: Multilingual Ed.: English/German/French
  • Pages: 439
  • Product dimensions: 13.32 (w) x 18.05 (h) x 2.55 (d)

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