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


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Elizabeth A. T. Smith


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.

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Weight 1303 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.5 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 16 November 2021
Number of pages 512
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Peter Gössel, Photographs by Julius Shulman
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.5 cm
Weight 1303 g


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