'case study houses' by taschen

... and this one is the best coffee table books ever::

thanx to hubby santa claus will be able to read my mind ;-)

@ 'taschen'::
:: modernist experimental homes. prototypes for everyone::
the 'case study house' program (1945-66) 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 ... a monumental 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. ::

i especially love the floor plans and sketches ... they might come in handy if i ever happen to have enough funding to design my own house!? ;-)

author:: elizabeth a. t. smith
editor:: peter gössel
(hardcover 15.7 x 12.2 inch, 440 pages, ISBN 978-3-8228-6412-8, $ 200.00)

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