Lautner (Basic Art) (Hardcover)

Lautner (Basic Art) By Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange, Peter Gössel (Editor) Cover Image
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With his geometric structures perched upon the hillsides, beaches, and deserts of California, John Lautner (1911-1994) was behind some of the most striking and innovative architectural designs in mid-20th-century America. This introductory book brings together the most important of Lautner's projects to explore his his ingenious use of modern building materials and his bold stylistic repertoire of sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams. From commercial buildings to such iconic homes as the Chemosphere, we look at Lautner's sensitivity to a building's surroundings and his unique capacity to integrate structures into the Californian landscape. With several of Lautner's houses now labeled Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, we'll also consider the architect's cultural legacy, as much as his pioneering of a visual paradigm of 1950s optimism, economic growth, and space-age adventure.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783836544115
ISBN-10: 3836544113
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: July 29th, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Basic Art