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Modern American Houses : 50 Years of Design in Architectural Record

Modern American Houses : 50 Years of Design in Architectural Record

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Book Description With essays by Thomas Hine, Robert Campbell, Suzanne Stephens, Charles Gandee, and Raul A. Barreneche

Architectural Record is the premier architectural magazine in America, with a devoted following among architects, designers, and the increasingly design-minded public. Drawing from the roster of award-winning residences featured since 1956 in Record Houses , the magazine's prestigious "best of" annual issue, this revised and expanded edition of the popular 1996 Abramsbook showcases more than 75 of the most innovative and influential houses built in the last 50 years.

Designed by such luminaries as Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, Frank Gehry, and this year's Pritzker Prize-winner, Thom Mayne of Morphosis, these houses have helped shape the direction of residential architecture. Texts by six noted architectural writers provide illuminating commentary on the key trends and developments of residential architecture in the last half century, and each decade is represented by a stunning portfolio of photographs, along with numerous plans and drawings. Both inspiring and informative, this book chronicles a fascinating period in modern American architecture.