The Iconic American House

The Iconic American House

Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

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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.
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780500022955
050002295X
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Powers, Richard 1967-- Photographer

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