Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 3.11 lb, 512 pages
The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history’s greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography, floor plans, and sketches.
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A complete retrospective of the Case Study Houses programThe Case Study House program (1945–1966) 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 program’s chief motivating force was Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture’s 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 architecture—American and international—both during the program’s 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.
TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.
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Edgar Barens, October 27, 2021
Once I began looking through this amazing book, it only took me a few seconds to realize it would become THE go-to book of a lifetime. The book exhibits all the TASCHEN quality one would expect from the material used in publishing this impressive tome. The use of early sketches and blueprints, landscape elevations, B&W photography and beautifully rendered color photos of the Case Study Houses makes this book the hub of knowledge when it comes to this architectural genre. OUTSTANDING!
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Thomas, November 12, 2021
Dieser Band versammelt die Reihe der außergewöhnlichen Case Study Houses, die in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts in Amerika errichtet wurden. Dabei sind vor allem die zeitgenössischen Architekturaufnahmen sowie die damals publizierten Texte des Magazins Arts & Architecture sehr aufschlussreich. Die Qualität dieses Buches is hervorragend, besonders in Anbetracht des erschwinglichen Preises.