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Architects' Dream Houses

Delorme, Jean-Claude

Editore: Abbeville Press, 1996
ISBN 10: 0789201275 / ISBN 13: 9780789201270
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Titolo: Architects' Dream Houses

Casa editrice: Abbeville Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1996

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Riassunto: In this sumptuously illustrated volume, architect Jean-Claude Delorme explores ten exceptional houses constructed by the precursors and pioneers of twentieth-century architecture. Each of these extraordinary residences is utterly unique and affirms the strong individual vision of its creator. Ranging from the iconoclastic house Sir John Soane built for himself in London in the 1790s to the austere yet dramatic villa Adalberto Libera constructed for writer Curzio Malaparte atop a rocky spur on Capri in the 1930s, Architects' Dream Houses tells the compelling stories of these dwellings, of the visionaries who conceived them, and of the shifting aesthetic environment in which they were built.

Recensione: How do great houses come to be? Here are the stories of 10 extraordinary homes and their creation. From London architect Sir John Soane's postneoclassical 18th-century abode--and his awareness of light as an element of design--to writer Curzio Malaparte's spectacular-yet-austere 1930s villa, perched atop a rocky spur in Capri, Architects' Dream Houses ably illustrates the influences that led to the emergence of modernism. Included are such notable homes as William Morris and Philip Webb's Red House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House, Sir Edwin Lutyen's Mallet House, Victor Horta's house and studio, Antionio Gaudi's Guell Palace, Emmanuel Pontremoli's Greek villa for Theodore Reinach, and the interiors of writer Pierre Loti's home. This is an exquisitely photographed and splendidly written book.

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