The Iconic American House

Architectural Masterworks since 1900


A compendium of the most innovative and influential residential buildings in the United States since 1900


ISBN: 9780500022955 Category:

Dominic Bradbury


Some of the world’s greatest architects, including Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, have used their talents to create groundbreaking innovations in American residential architecture over the past 120 years. Though wide-ranging in style, these houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context; appreciation of local materials; experimentation with form, materials, and technology; and understanding of clients’ needs. Spanning the length and breadth of the United States, The Iconic American House features fifty of the most important, timeless, and recognizable houses designed since 1900.

With pithy text and fresh, vibrant illustrations, this book presents a lavish array of architectural masterpieces designed by architects such as Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, Peter Eisenman and Thomas Gluck. Specially commissioned and stunning photographs, floor plans, drawings and architect biographies ensure that it is perfect for students, professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own.

Additional information

Weight 2270 g
Dimensions 26.9 x 28.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 3 September 2020
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Richard Powers
Dimensions 26.9 x 28.9 cm
Weight 2270 g


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Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on these subjects, including Off the Grid, The Iconic House and The Iconic Interior. Richard Powers is a photographer who deals in interiors, architecture and built environments. His books include The Iconic House and The Iconic Interior.