Some of the world’s greatest architects, including Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, have used their talents to create groundbreaking innovations in American residential architecture over the past 120 years. Though wide-ranging in style, these houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context; appreciation of local materials; experimentation with form, materials, and technology; and understanding of clients’ needs. Spanning the length and breadth of the United States, The Iconic American House features fifty of the most important, timeless, and recognizable houses designed since 1900.
We were honored when Mr. Bradbury contacted us to say he had selected the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio for inclusion in his new publication The Iconic American House. This books places Mr. Dow and his own home in the ranks of the other great Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architects such as Gropius, Wright and Mies van der Rohe. We have long admired Mr. Bradbury’s scholarship and the publications he has written. His books are not only well researched and beautifully written, the images created by Richard Powers document these important homes in American architectural history.
Bradbury, known for his writing on architecture and design, has written for many magazines and newspapers in the UK and internationally, including World of Interiors, House & Garden, Vogue Living, and The Times. His many books include Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mountain Modern, Waterside Modern, and most recently, Off the Grid: Houses for Escape. For “The Iconic American House….” Bradbury collaborated with Richard Powers, a photographer specializing in interiors, architecture, and the built environment. His other works include The Iconic Interior, Beyond Bawa, and New Paris Style.
With concise, informative text and fresh, vibrant illustrations, this book presents a lavish array of architectural masterpieces designed by architects such as Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, Peter Eisenman, and Thomas Gluck. Specially commissioned and stunning photographs, floor plans, drawings, and architect biographies ensure that this book is perfect for students, professionals, design aficionados, and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own. Illustrated with over 400 color photographs.