Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed.

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This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2021.

ISBN: 9783836587877 Category:

Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Description

The Case Study House program (1945-1966) 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 redefine the modern home, and had a pronounced influence on architecture-American and international-both during the program’s existence and even to this day.
TASCHEN brings you a 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.

About the series
TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 16 October 2021
Number of pages 512
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Julius Shulman
Dimensions 15.6 x 21.7 cm
Weight 300 g

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