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Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed. Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed. By Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed. by Elizabeth A. T. Smith


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The Case Study House program was a landmark of American architecture, generating 36 prototype home designs that could be easily built. John Entenza recruited the eras best architects, such as Richard Neutra, Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, to create the designs. This book reveals the prototypes in photography, floor plans,and sketches.

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

Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed. by Elizabeth A. T. Smith

The Case Study House program (19451966) 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 programs chief motivating force was Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architectures 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 architectureAmerican and internationalboth during the programs 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.

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

Once you hold it in your hands, you immediately want to get a martini and sit by one of the pools. * Literaturen *
If buildings were people, those in Julius Shulmans photographs would be Grace Kelly: classically elegant, intriguingly remote. * ARTnews *
The complete CSH program portrayed in stunning photos, detailed drawings, and clear essays. * Architectural Review *

About Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Elizabeth A. T. Smith is Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, based in New York. Previously, she was Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. While at LA MOCA she curated the 1989 exhibition Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses. She has curated, published, and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture. Peter Gossel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture series. American photographer Julius Shulmans images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wrights or Pierre Koenigs remarkable structures, have been published countless times. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those of his close friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Shulmans photography. The clarity of his work demanded that architectural photography had to be considered as an independent art form. Each Shulman image unites perception and understanding for the buildings and their place in the landscape. The precise compositions reveal not just the architectural ideas behind a buildings surface, but also the visions and hopes of an entire age. A sense of humanity is always present in his work, even when the human figure is absent from the actual photographs. Today, a great many of the buildings documented by Shulman have disappeared or been crudely converted, but the thirst for his pioneering images is stronger than ever before.

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GOR013742922
9783836587877
3836587874
Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed. by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taschen GmbH
2021-06-16
512
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