Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USABOOKS-MIDCENTURY-ds23w
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.
Size: 184 x 124 mm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in)
Pages: 384 pp
Author: Sam Lubell and Darren Bradley (Photographer)
"Design lovers with wanderlust will find inspiration in the new book."
"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..."