£200 is a but much for most people when it comes to books, but if you are a fan of classic architecture and interiors, Taschen’s Modernism Rediscovered by Julius Shulman might just about be worth it.
Shulman is a legendary architectural photographer, making California’s Modernist homes world famous in the 1950s. This book set, the follow-up to Modernism Rediscovered from 2000, takes things a step further, offering three volumes featuring 400 Modernist architectural gems from the US and places as diverse as Mexico, Israel, and Hong Kong. Not just the exteriors either, there’s also some superb photography of period interiors, along with the fashions of the day, courtesy of the residents.
Add to that an extensive biography of Shulman, the words of the man himself and a rather smart slipcase to keep all three volumes safe and you just might be tempted to part with the cash. Especially as Amazon is heavily discounting it right now – down to just over £102.