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Pierre Koenig: 1925-2005: Living with Steel (Taschen Basic Genre Series) [Paperback]

By Neil Jackson & Peter Gossel (Editor)
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A leading proponent of the Case Study House program There are few images of 20th century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22 set on its eagle?s-nest site high above the lights of Los Angeles. With his two innovative houses for the famous project of the Arts and Architecture magazine, American architect Pierre Koenig (1925-2004) became one of the leading figures of the Modern movement in America. While still a student of architecture, he designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950, proving that the use of prefabricated materials could allow for spatial freedom in affordable houses. Koenig's houses, like the Johnson House (1962) or the Oberman House (1962), are a direct response to Southern California's extremely warm and dry climate. His work is deeply marked by his commitment to environmentally and socially responsible design. His houses have thus become characteristic of the spirit of a whole generation: they perfectly capture the excitement and optimism of the American postwar society.

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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822848913  
ISBN13  9783822848913  

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Koenig  Jan 18, 2008
Pierre Koenig was one of the finest architects of the mid-20th Century. His 1960 Stahl House (well illustrated here) has been seen by millions of people in movies, television and especially, television ads. It's the glass enclosed living room/pavilion with a swimming pool in the foreground and all of Los Angeles as a background. This small Taschen book, part of a rather large series, talks about his career and buildings and is well worth the purchase price of $9.99. If your're a fan of the Arts and Architecture Case Study houses, as I am, you will love this little book.
Koening  Oct 1, 2007
Good, short and reasonably priced overview of a Southern California architect who would have been largely unknown if not for Julius Shulman's great nightime picture.

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