John Lautner

Overview

American architect John Lautner (1911-1994) is responsible for some of the most original buildings of the space age and, indeed, the 20th century. The residences he designed in the Los Angeles area, including the Chemosphere House and the Silvertop, are synonymous with the hopes and dreams of an entire era. Characterized by sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams, his buildings displayed a combination of fantasy and minimalism, often integrating water and incorporating surrounding landscapes. ...
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Overview

American architect John Lautner (1911-1994) is responsible for some of the most original buildings of the space age and, indeed, the 20th century. The residences he designed in the Los Angeles area, including the Chemosphere House and the Silvertop, are synonymous with the hopes and dreams of an entire era. Characterized by sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams, his buildings displayed a combination of fantasy and minimalism, often integrating water and incorporating surrounding landscapes. Lautner always placed great importance on the relationship between humans, space, and nature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822839621
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Series: Basic Art Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,413,930
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2000

    Nice Picture Book

    The first thing you should know is that this book is written in English and German so approximately 2/3 of the space used for text is German. The writing style is more descriptive rather than factual. Example: 'The cadence of the steps, deck, pool and contours creates a contraction and release of space that moves from the outside with subtle gradations of level into the main living space, ...'. I would have preferred more information about the architect and his reasons for choosing the design and materials used. However, the pictures are excellent. For the price, I think the book is a good value as an introduction to the work of John Lautner.

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