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Princeton Architectural Press Spring 2018

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Architects' Houses
By (author): Michael Webb
9781616897024 Hardcover English General Trade ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential Apr 24, 2018
$70.00 CAD
Active 9.38 x 11.88 x 1.25 in Princeton Architectural Press
Thirty of the world's most talented architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk about the houses they designed for themselves over the past decade in Architects' Houses. What inspired them, what were the constraints, how did their concepts take shape? Michael Webb explores the creative process and traces the influence of architects' houses over the past two hundred years, from Jefferson's Monticello to the creations of Charles and Ray Eames, ToyoIto, and Frank Gehry.

Texts, sketches, and plans illustrate houses that differ widely, in size, material, character, and location. Spacious or frugal, ambitious or modest, refined or rough edged, daring or reductive, these adventurous dwellings make a statement. This generously illustrated book brims with ideas and inspiration as these architects' houses show different answers to the question: how can a house enrich lives and its natural surroundings?

Michael Webb, Hon. AIA/LA, writes on architecture, design, and travel. Born and educated in England, he is now based in Los Angeles, has authored over twenty books and contributes regularly to leading journals in the United States and Europe.

"In Architects' Houses, Webb highlights an inspiring array of individual expressions of architectural integrity."
- Los Angeles Times DesignLA magazine

"Webb uses architectural history as a lead-in to today's creations and makes this book an excellent reference work. Architects' Houses is a perfect book to use as a guide to the history of contemporary architecture."- California Homes magazine

"This is an impressive and beautiful volume." - Choice

"The most thrilling part of this book is seeing the unfettered imagination of the architects translated into beautiful and daring realities." - Society of Architectural Historians

"The book is a fascinating look inside the minds-and homes-of some of the industry's most celebrated talents." - Architectural Digest

"Michael Webb explores some of the most beautiful primary and secondary homes that living architects have designed for themselves. From South Africa and Spain to upstate New York, the homes in the book are scattered around the world but reflect intense creativity and connection with place." - Fast Company's Co.Design

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