L. A. Modern

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The birthplace of American modernism, Los Angeles is the epicenter for a new way of living for the last one hundred years, as manifested in its cutting-edge architecture and design. With roots in the innovative houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, and Rudolph Schindler in the early twentieth century, this constantly evolving city became a crucible of modern living. Inspired by the International Style, architects and designers in Los Angeles developed their own individual styles with a rare ...

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Overview

The birthplace of American modernism, Los Angeles is the epicenter for a new way of living for the last one hundred years, as manifested in its cutting-edge architecture and design. With roots in the innovative houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, and Rudolph Schindler in the early twentieth century, this constantly evolving city became a crucible of modern living. Inspired by the International Style, architects and designers in Los Angeles developed their own individual styles with a rare sensitivity to site, landscape, and human scale. This brand of modernism, blurring the boundaries of indoors and outdoors, has since been imitated from Seattle to Sydney. Acclaimed architecture and design photographer Tim Street-Porter captures the best Modernist architecture of Los Angeles, from the seminal Neutra houses to the idiosynchratic structures by Frank Gehry. With iconic buildings by Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner, Charles and Ray Eames, and Oscar Niemeyer, among others, L.A. Modern presents the full spectrum of Los Angeles modernism in gorgeous new color photography.

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Editorial Reviews

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"(Street-Porter) and (Ouroussoff) document some of the city's most drop-dead spreads, including those by Frank Gehry, John Launtner and Craig Ellwood." ~Angeleno Interiors

"Tim Street-Porter basks in LA Modern." ~Vanity Fair

“Open this elegant book to almost any page and you might tempted to linger for a while….These residences may have been emblematic of a new American dream, but for their lucky inhabitants, they represent a chic and shimmering reality.” ~Preservation Magazine

“Tim Street-Porter’s L.A. Modern resembles a coffee-table book, but it isn’t really; it’s a valentine to a city with which the photographer is madly, dizzyingly in love.” ~Modernism Magazine

“Each turn of the page in this oversize volume reveals a new cutting-edge design, enough to inspire any restless homeowner.” ~American Style

“Up the chic factor of your sitting room with the sublime look at the modern architectural marvels around our beautiful burg.” ~Los Angeles Confidential

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847830671
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 592,432
  • Product dimensions: 14.14 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Street-Porter is an award-winning photographer who shoots for various shelter magazines. He is the author of Freestyle, Casa Mexicana, The Los Angeles House, Hollywood Style, and Los Angeles. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Nicolai Ouroussoff is the architecture critic for The New York Times.

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Table of Contents

Southeast

Key West
Audubon, c.1840s Hemingway, 1851
Truman Little White House, 1890
Miami
Charles Deering Cutler Estate, 1889 and 1921
The Barnacle, 1891
Merrick House, 1906
VillaVizcaya, 1914
El Jardin, 1918
The Kampong, 1928
Fort Lauderdale
Stranahan House, 1901
Bonnet House, 1920

Southwest

Sarasota
Ca’d’Zan, (Ringling Estate) 1924
Ellenton
Gamble Plantation, c. 1830s
Fort Meyers
Edison & Ford Estates, 1886
Tampa
La Casita--Cigar Makers House, 1886
Lake Wales
Pinewood, 1930

Northeast

Winter Park
Casa Feliz, 1932; Albin Polasek Museum, 1950
Orlando
Leu House, 1889
Ocoee
Withers-Maguire House & Museum, 1887
DeLand
DeBary Hall, 1870
DeLand, 1886
John B. Stetson, 1886
Stetson President’s House, 1910
Cross Creek
Marjorie Keenan Rawlings House, c. 1880s
St. Augustine
Oldest House Museum Complex, c. 1700s

Northwest

Tallahassee
Goodwood c.1830s
Knott, 1843; Governor’s Mansion, 1955
Bristol
Gregory House, Torreya State Park, 1849
Apalachicola
Orman and Raney Houses, 1838
Point Washington
Wesley House, Eden Gardens, 1897
Historic Pensacola Village
Lavalle, 1805
Barkley, 1825
Dorr, 1871

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