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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Wagner, Walter F. (ed.) & Karin Schlegel, Houses Architects Design for Themselves, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1974, first edition, lg 4to (12" x 9"), HB, blue paper bds on beige cloth spine w/ brown spine titles, VG / none. Edges wonr, corners exposed, spine extremities bumped, 4 small gouges to rear bd.

230pp. Profuse b/w illustration. 61 houses, with photos, layouts, elevations, etc. Index.

Nine chapters: "The most frequent answer as to where the design stared: the site"; "Another basic--for almost everyone--is cost...and sometimes the discipline of budget forms the starting point of house design"; "Whatever else is the starting point for design, the needs of the family are paramount"; "For some contemporary architects, a 'response to tradition' is the starting point"; "Sometimes a planning idea--a special arrangement of rooms to suit a particular faimly--forms the starting point for design"; "Many architects--in their own houses--experiment with forms and plans and structures they would not ask a client to risk. And this is another way house design evolves"; "For some architects,like many clients, the city is the place, and rehab the solution"; "In some cases, small details, or big intangible, make the difference"; "Sometimes unique problems create some of the most interesting houses of all."    [Book ID # 1566]


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