The Architect's Home - Reviews

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"This is an idea book, best used for page flipping and sparks of inspiration. Each architect’s interpretation of space and design will provide fodder for even the smallest home renovation project..."— Shelter, New York, United States
“Many great architects have huge lists of building they've designed for other clients — but it's the houses they create for themselves that really illustrate who they are. The Architect's Home is a 480-page exploration of this phenomena, with each home listed in an A-Z manner by architect, and including large, full-bleed photography, and text relating to the architect and the home, many times from the designer him/herself. Perfect coffee table fodder for the artsy/designer crowd.”—, United States
The Architect's Home, a new book by Gennaro Postiglione from TASCHEN, showcases the residences of some of the most significant 20th century European architects. By studying the spaces architects have created for themselves in the 480-page, full-color book, the “more sturdy relation between occupant and dwelling” becomes apparent and makes you wonder how strong of a relationship you and your house have. With works by the likes of Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier, we see how one hundred different architects grappled with creating their homes that somehow synthesized the importance of form and life… Most of the architects' homes are beautiful, many are experimental, others are timeless; but, for the enthusiast, each provides an interesting story in the history of architecture's development. While you might not read it cover to cover, the variety of the European architects’ designs (but mostly the pictures) makes The Architect's Home a lovely book for a greater understanding of your own space, inspiration, or coffee table adornment.”—, New York, United States
“The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it’s important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners’ personalities, then architects’ own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings-every detail adds color to the story. Each of these dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.”—, Estonia
“Quella di Le Corbusier o di Jean Prouvè, solo per citarne un paio. Sono le case che i più noti architetti hanno progettato per loro stessi. E che questo libro mostra in 480 pagine ricche di foto.”— Home, Milano, Italy
“The Architect’s Home is a revealing book which holds a mirror up to architects and explores the homes they have designed for themselves.”— Wallpaper*, London, United Kingdom
“Clean lines, white walls and wooden finishes; the houses of the 20th century’s greatest architects are a masterclass in timeless good taste.”— ES Magazine, London, United Kingdom
“Each dwelling gives an insight about its designer perhaps unseen in other worlds.”— Architecture Today, London, United Kingdom
The Architect’s Home provides a fascinating look behind the doors of an architect’s abode and into the creative mind.”— Absolutely West, London, United Kingdom
The Architect’s Home succeeds in being a bit more than a coffee-table book. It shows some appealing attitudes to life and living; also, how absolutely great modern architecture can be. The book gives precedence to interiors, seeing houses more as places to inhabit than as objects to be admired. It is big on what is at one point called “relaxed-modernism”, low slung houses often close to woods, water and/or mountains…It is also good at the urbane apartments of Italians, in which a love of the freedom of the modern does not exclude ornament and antiques.”— The Observer, London, United Kingdom
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The Architect's Home

The Architect's Home

Gennaro Postiglione
Hardcover, 8.2 x 10.8 in., 480 pages
$ 39.99
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
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