The Modernist House is a global survey of 100 houses, covering an astonishing array of architects, cultures, styles, materials and designs. This collection ranges from the iconic masterpieces of the early twentieth century to today - manifestations of this revolutionary movement. The houses are presented in chronological order and each entry features a full-page image with a short text describing the house, its designer and historical context.
This hardcover book measures 10 inches by 11½ inches. Published May 23, 2009.
Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.