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Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream [Hardcover]

Paul Adamson , Marty Arbunich , Ernie Braun
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc; 1 edition (25 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586851845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586851842
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 30.9 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This text honors the work of Joseph Eichler, a pioneering developer of California's middle-class residential suburbs during the 1950s and 60s. The text explores Eichler himself and those who joined in his groundbreaking work, the source of Eichler's ideas and designs, how the homes were built, how builders were able to keep the building process wit

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Modernist residential design was, in many ways, ideally suited to the everyday realities of 1950s American middle-class culture, and in California it meshed with the emerging post-World War II culture better than anywhere else. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book with great pictures 14 Feb 2011
This is a stunning book with some outstanding photography. I came to this via a circuitous route in that many of the photographs included were apparently the inspiration for the Parr house design in Pixar's The Incredibles movie. That was my introduction to Eichler style design and I've been a fan ever since. At the time of writing this review the book is still available at its cover price from Eichler Network's online CA Modern Shop, although they apparently only have limited quantities remaining. So don't pay silly money unless you have too!
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book on Eichler 14 Nov 2006
By LuckyStripes - Published on Amazon.com
Whether you have an interest in mid-century modern design, Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian architecture or just Eichler...this book is a terrifc buy. While content rich it is still visually appealing and can easily function as a "coffee table" book. This book also serves as a terrific "idea guide" for those in search of small spacce solutions and/or modern landscaping layouts that bring the "outdoors in."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detail Rich 1 July 2009
By Voracious Reader - Published on Amazon.com
This book is filled with detailed descriptions of many aspects of Joseph Eichler and Eicher Homes. A marvelous array of photographs complement the engaging text.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 10 Oct 2012
By Caroline S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Joseph Eichler is known for his 1950's Atrium homes. This book has text and some floor plans, a great addition to my library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book! 6 Dec 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As a Eichler home owner I couldn't wait for this book to arrive and thankfully it was a joy to read and pour over all the original photos in the book. I always knew I owned a special home and now I own a wonderful book that validates that too. Even if you are not a Eichler homeowner, but rather just a fan of mid-century homes this is also a must have for your library as it goes into more then just Joe Eichler and his homes. Enjoy the read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eichler book 12 July 2013
By joe wittstock - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave this book as a gift to a family member who bought an Eichler in Redwood City. I bought the same book years ago and still enjoy going through it.
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