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Drager House: Berkeley, California, 1994, Franklin D.Israel (Architecture in Detail)

Betsky, Aaron

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ISBN 10: 0714833827 / ISBN 13: 9780714833828
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd, London, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Rear cover a little rubbed and marked .Front free endpaper stamped with Phaidon non mint copy stamp.The Drager House is built into a hillside in Berkeley, California, and steps down in section to conform to the changing site condition. Specific elements such as staircases, terraces and loggias are used to join the house and site, as are large corner windows, which the architect has used to frame selected views of trees and sky. It perpetuates what Franklin Israel describes as the tradition started in Los Angeles by Frank Lloyd Wright and R.M. Schindler, of the mitred glass corner and the "exploded box". This book presents Drager House in detail, using original drawings showing the architect's designs in progress, and newly-commissioned photographs, which are accompanied by many black and white photographs illustrating earlier designs by Israel.Slight fading to spine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031872

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Title: Drager House: Berkeley, California, 1994, ...

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published

Edition: First Edition.

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The Drager House is a single-family house built into a tight hillside site, which steps down in section to conform to the changing site condition. Specific elements such as staircases, terraces and loggias are used to join house and site, as are large corner windows, which the architect has employed to frame selected views of trees and sky, perpetuating what Israel describes as the tradition started in Los Angeles by Wright and Schindler of the mitred glass corner and the 'exposed box'. The Drager House represents the idiosyncrasy of architect and client, both of whom were free from the need to follow typological conventions; furthermore, it marks the culmination of three decades of architectural investigation concerned with the transformation of known types into more liberating ways of inhabiting our physical and cultural landscapes.

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