4to., hardcover with dust jacket, pp. 276. Copy as new in original shrink wrap. V. scarce. Through biography, analysis and interviews, this volume traces the span of architect John Lautner’s career from the 1940s to the 1990s. It contains photographs of 25 important designs revealing his multifaceted houses, particularly his innovative use of modern structural systems – steel, cantilevers, wood bents and concrete. Lautner’s residential work has been a huge influence on a generation of young architects, and his ever-changing forms are a testament to his daring exploration of modernism and his originality. This book focuses on the key buildings, seeking to capture the breathtaking interiors and vistas that characterize his work, and sowing the range, quality and evolution of his ideas.
HESS, Alan, The Architecture of John Lautner., Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2000
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