Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA


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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.

Format: Flexibound
Size: 184 x 124 mm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in) 
Pages: 384 pp
Publisher: Phaidon
Author: Sam Lubell and Darren Bradley (Photographer)

"Design lovers with wanderlust will find inspiration in the new book."
Dwell Online

"The West Coast of the USA is studded with architectural gems, from glass-walled pavilions to the historical Salk Institute... Works that merged indoor with outdoor and innovation with democracy, their legacy of modern architecture is both one of style and substance; one of starting over, embracing the future, and the belief that design and technology could overcome nature's hardships, social ills and human suffering..."