LuxLife Series • Fascinating 3 Modern Design Books

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Books, Live | 4 Comments


Case Study Houses (25) (Taschen’s 25th Anniversary Special Editions)

I love mid – century modern architecture, so I’ve had this book for a long time.  I just rediscovered it recently and the stunning photos of case study house projects are still inspiring!  It completely explores the use of modern industrial materials for constructing a house. You have a small number of books that deals with the case studies of house project, this is one among it and a must have edition.

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Pierre Koenig: 1925-2004: Living with Steel (Taschen Basic Genre Series)

Pierre Koenig is a master mid-century modern architect and one of the premier Case Study Homes designers. The works of Pierre Koenig are explained here in an easy to read format. He was considered to be one of the finest architects in the mid 20th century.

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Mies van der Rohe (Taschen Basic Architecture Series)

Mies Van Der Rohe is also considered as the forerunners in the world of modern architecture. This book highlights the most prominent works of Mies.

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  1. Larry Weston
    March 22, 2015

    Modern design is a little too modern for me. The overall design does look great in the end, but I cannot get over the fact that it seems that these types of rooms would not be lived in.

  2. Alec Jimcrow
    March 25, 2015

    Totally awesome book selection you have here! Thank you for sharing these titles with those that might have never heard of them.

  3. Charles Krempler
    March 26, 2015

    I love these three books. Modern architecture is the bomb and these three do a great job of highlighting that!


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