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DescriptionThis is the Taschen 25 - Special edition! 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.
- Published: 01 October 2013
- Format: Hardback 440 pages
- ISBN 13: 9783836510219 ISBN 10: 3836510219
- Sales rank: 15,954
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Reviews for Case Study Houses
Being an architect and photographer, this book meets the best of both worlds. The Case Study Program was an architectural solution for post-war living, fast construction with great design, and new materials (most of them came from aircraft industry).
Julius Shulman's photography is the cherry on top, amazing pictures, great ambiance, his work on black and white on the first houses, and the introduction of color in the latest is brilliant. He started using people in the picture, so the house was "lived" instead of the void images of architecture.
I Highly recomend this book. by Sebastian Wilson