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Case Study Houses - the Complete CSH Program 1945-1966

Smith, Elizabeth A. T. Et al

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ISBN 10: 3822864129 / ISBN 13: 9783822864128
Published by Taschen, Cologne, Germany, 2002
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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440 pages - in English, German and French - over 400 duotone and color illustrations and dozens of b/w figs. and floorplans - epilogue and principal photography by Julius Shulman - 36 homes built between 1945 and 1966 in the Los Angeles area as part of the Case Study Houses program and built by architects such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen - biblio., index of places and names and bibliography. This book weighs nearly 5 kilograms. Size: 32 x 40 cms. Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 011141

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Title: Case Study Houses - the Complete CSH Program...

Publisher: Taschen, Cologne, Germany

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Clear Plastic

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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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The first thing you notice about Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program, 1945-1966 is its size: it's big. Contained within its 16-inch frame is the history of Arts & Architecture magazine's famed program created to inspire the building of low-cost modern homes in America. The brainchild of magazine editor John Entenza, the program drew well-known architects including Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Richard Neutra. Throughout the book are spectacular photographs of modernist glass- and patio-filled homes. Most of the homes were built in the Los Angeles area and make wonderful use of the surrounding scenery. A 17-foot-tall front door opens up onto a canal; streamlined Herman Miller furniture fills out a living room that overlooks a breathtaking panorama. While not all the projects were built, each received a detailed spread in the magazine, including drawings and models. Some of the architectural drawings are lovely, drawn with the movement and fluidity of a master. Included are short biographies of each architect, a provocative epilogue by photographer Julius Shulman, and the reprinted original magazine pages that announce the birth of the Case Study idea. This book is a true gem, and considering its size it's the Hope diamond. --J.P. Cohen

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