Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide West Coast USA

Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide  West Coast USA Author Sam Lubell
ISBN-10 0714871958
Year 2016-10-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press
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A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.

NorCalMod

NorCalMod Author Pierluigi Serraino
ISBN-10 081184353X
Year 2006-08-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Complemented by more than three hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, a visual history of modernist architecture in Northern California showcases outstanding examples of the style throughout the Bay Area and its environs, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis Mumford, Walter Gropius, and other notable architects. 12,500 first printing.

California Moderne and the Mid Century Dream

California Moderne and the Mid Century Dream Author Richard Rapaport
ISBN-10 0847842487
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
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A comprehensive and elegant photographic portrait of an unsung and beloved master architect's work from the postwar years through the 1970s

Trousdale Estates

Trousdale Estates Author Steven M. Price
ISBN-10 9781941393970
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Filled with beautiful, vivid photographs, Trousdale is the definitive history of the architecture and design that defined both Beverly Hills and the ultimate American Dream. Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre enclave of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills, California. Primarily developed in the 1950s and ’60s, it quickly became famous for its concentration of celebrity residents and the unrestrained extravagance of its midcentury modern architecture. Often working with unlimited budgets, these designers created sprawling, elegant backdrops for the ultimate expression of the American Dream in the mid-to-late twentieth century. In Trousdale, Price explores the architectural backgrounds, details, and floor plans of the amazing homes, giving readers an inside view of the world-famous Beverly Hills style. Lavish new photography is interspersed with archival and historic images, illustrating the glamour of Trousdale both then and now. Some of the architects of Trousdale include Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, Harold Levitt, and A. Quincy Jones.

Twenty Over Eighty

Twenty Over Eighty Author Aileen Kwun
ISBN-10 9781616895747
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Twenty Over Eighty is a collection of insightful, intimate, and often irreverent interviews with twenty architecture and design luminaries over the age of eighty. Revealing conversations with leaders from a variety of fields—including graphic designers Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Lora Lamm, and Deborah Sussman; architects Michael Graves, Denise Scott Brown, and Stanley Tigerman; urbanist Jane Thompson; industrial designer Charles Harrison; furniture designer Jens Risom; and critic Ralph Caplan—spotlight creators, thinkers, and pioneers whose lifelong dedication to experimentation and innovation continues to shape their disciplines well into their ninth decade. Twenty Over Eighty is not only a record of the remarkable histories and experiences of design's most influential figures but also a source of knowledge and inspiration for contemporary creatives and generations to come.

The Creative Architect

The Creative Architect Author Pierluigi Serraino
ISBN-10 9781580934251
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher The Monacelli Press, LLC
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"Rarely has the architectural profession, or any creative discipline, undergone such close scientific scrutiny as it did during the 1958 inquiry on the creativity of architects. The directors of this study at Berkeley's Institute of Personality & Social Research masterminded an investigation that drew 40 of the greatest architects practicing at the time, subjecting them to three days of intensive solitary and group testing, in the idealistic pursuit of mapping their minds. Deploying an array of tests reflecting then-current psychological theories, the study sought to answer questions that still apply to creative practice today: What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that creativity? For the first time, the study's findings have been gathered and analyzed through numerous original sources, including questionnaires, aptitude tests, and interview transcripts that show how some of the greatest American architects evaluated their own creativity and that of their peers. In The Creative Architect, Pierluigi Serraino charts the development and implementation of this historic study, producing the first look at an am

Selwyn Pullan

Selwyn Pullan Author Adele Weder
ISBN-10 9781553659471
Year 2012
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher D&M Publishers
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A student of the Los Angeles Art Center (now the Art Center College of Design), Selwyn Pullan became known specifically for his ability to contextualize the work of architects through his unique composition and tonal range. His photographs were included in numerous architectural periodicals in the 1950s and '60s, and he played an important role in transmitting the new style of West Coast modernist architecture to consumers via popular magazines. Pullan photographed projects for British Columbia's leading architects from this era, including Ron Thom, Arthur Erickson, and Barry Downs, and today his photos are all that are left of many of these projects, now demolished or altered beyond recognition. His archive forms a crucial record of a definitive architectural movement. Sumptuously illustrated with both black-and-white and color photographs, this is a celebration both of a remarkable body of work and a transformative period of design history. Selwyn Pullan: Positioning the New is the first full-length book dedicated to his compelling photographs. Sumptuously illustrated with both black-and-white and color photographs, this is a celebration both of a remarkable body of work, and a transformative period of design history.

Midnight Modern

Midnight Modern Author Tom Blachford
ISBN-10 1576878341
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher powerHouse Books
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Midnight Modern brings into focus a view of Palm Springs and its internationally renowned modernist houses never before shown, shot entirely by the light of the full moon. Created over the course of three years, by Australian photographer Tom Blachford, the surreal images function as portals in time, with the homes, cars, and beautiful scenery appearing almost exactly as it all did 60 years ago. The crisp moonlight adds a new dimension to the famous mecca of desert modernism and shows a contrasting side to a town famous for its sunshine, cocktails, and hedonism. Working closely with the Palm Springs community Blachford gained remarkable access to some of the most coveted architectural jewels in the area, including the Kaufmann House, Edris House, Frey House II, Sinatra House, and dozens of restored Alexander Tract homes in the valley. Blachford's work builds on the famous documentary and lifestyle approaches of Slim Aarons and Julius Shulman, but injects a signature mystery. His cinematic aesthetic acts as a stage for an untold narrative, inviting the viewer to script their own drama going on behind the walls of these historic homes. This original, lush work is a rich contribution to the record for those mid-century architecture and design lovers fascinated by Palm Springs.

Making Midcentury Modern

Making Midcentury Modern Author Christopher Kennedy
ISBN-10 1423646495
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Gibbs Smith
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100 tips for mastering midcentury design in your home . . . Midcentury design has maintained its hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Yet, not all of us can live in a pedigreed midcentury home; fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Making Midcentury Modernis created to help you make midcentury modernby offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home. In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, relevant, and current.

Sunnylands

Sunnylands Author
ISBN-10 0865653313
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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With its pastel green and yellow interior, its dazzling collection of Impressionist paintings, and long, low sofas that look like vintage Cadillac convertibles, Sunnylands was a Versailles for the Space Age. In Palm Springs, the mecca of midcentury modern architecture, this immaculately preserved estate is considered the undisputed masterpiece, envisioned by A. Quincy Jones, one of California's most important architects, and furnished by California's great decorator-to-the-stars, William Haines. Built by media moguls, art collectors, and diplomats Walter and Leonore Annenberg, Sunnylands became a seat of power where politicians, movie stars, and corporate leaders could meet, relax, reflect, make deals, and run the world--all with nobody watching. For four decades, an invitation to New Year's Eve at Sunnylands was the ultimate social prize. Exquisitely illustrated, Sunnylands is a must-have for every fan of midcentury design.

West Coast Modern

West Coast Modern Author Zahid Sardar
ISBN-10 9781423624394
Year 2012
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Gibbs Smith
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Breathtaking home designs that fit perfectly into the unique landscape of the West. Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are at once both urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish. Zahid Sardar is a San Francisco editor and writer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. His work has appeared in Dwell, Interiors, Interior Design, California Home & Design, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He teaches design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several books, including San Francisco Modern and New Garden Design. Matthew Millman has photographed architecture and interior design in the western United States for the past 20 years. His work has appeared in Dwell, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times, as well as the design titles Concrete Countertops, Concrete at Home, and Model Making.

Living West

Living West Author Sam Lubell
ISBN-10 1580932495
Year 2009
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher
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A dense concentration of design talent, uniquely varied topography, and one of the world’s most pleasant climates have made Southern California a crucible of architectural innovation. There, forward-looking clients respond to dramatic modern interpretations of form and site that capitalize on natural light and magnificent ocean views, perch delicately on steeply graded land, or maximize privacy on a sliver of a city lot. Thirty of the best designs by the most creative firms portray the diversity of Southern California’s architecture. Author Sam Lubell draws examples from Montecito to San Diego and the arid conditions of Joshua Tree to illustrate the wide range of responses to geography, budget, and space. Featured architects include Barbara Bestor, Belzberg, Griffin Enright, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Michele Saee, the Office of Mobile Design, and Predock Frane, among others.

California Designing Freedom

California Designing Freedom Author Justin McGuirk
ISBN-10 071487423X
Year 2017-06-26
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press
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This book examines California's enormous impact on contemporary design, from the counterculture of the 1960s to the tech culture of Silicon Valley. On a more expansive level, California: Designing Freedom explores the idea that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation - from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. Californian products have influenced contemporary life across the globe to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians. Put simply, 'Designed in California' is the new 'Made in Italy'.

William Krisel s Palm Springs

William Krisel s Palm Springs Author Heidi Creighton
ISBN-10 1423642325
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Gibbs Smith Publishers
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This first major monograph chronicling the work and architectural philosophy of William Krisel features examples and insights from Krisel’s own papers, culled from his personal collection as well as the extensive archives of the Getty Research Institute. Krisel’s architectural drawings and renderings, as well as many archival photographs, highlight examples of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, recreational facilities, and commercial projects in Palm Springs and rest of the Coachella Valley.

Palm Springs modern

Palm Springs modern Author Adèle Cygelman
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822027762996
Year 1999-09-18
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Intl Pubns
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Examines the impact architects and designers have had on Palm Springs