Case Study Houses from Taschen
Fans of our sister site WowHaus will be fighting each other to get their hands on this rather impressive coffee table book from Taschen.
Case Study Houses is an intensive retrospective of post-war home design in California. The project, which took place between 1945 and 1966, saw the design of 36 prototype homes, conceived by such luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen, that have defined what we now think of as the mid-century modern home. The book is a mammoth tome, packed with photographs from then and now, as well as original documents, extensive floor plans and intricate sketches of each of these iconic buildings. A fascinating insight into one of the most exciting periods in modernist architecture.
Case Study Houses is £135 from Amazon. See the website for more details.
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