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100 Houses (Special Edition) [Hardcover]

Gennaro Postiglione


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7 Mar 2008 Special Edition
The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it's important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners' personalities, then architects' own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings, every detail adds color to the story. Each of these 100 dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Taschen's 25th anniversary ed edition (7 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822837865
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822837863
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 25.3 x 32.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,117,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A great sourcebook... 5 April 2008
By Elie G. Haddad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is not as bad as the previous reviewer makes it out to be. It presents a wide selection of architects houses, from William Morris in the Nineteenth Century to Francine Houben at the end of the Twentieth. The documentation of every house is quite decent and gives a good understanding of the spaces, with a good textual explanation, and the photographs are of great quality. Some houses have probably rarely appeared in print, as for instance those of Fernando Tavora, Christian Norberg-Schulz, and Jose Antonio Coderch. Besides, the book gives a great idea about these architects' conception of the 'home', as for instance in Coderch's case, who conceived his house in a vernacular mode quite different from the architecture he is known for.
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only Fair -- simple review, because simply many better architecture books than this one 14 May 2007
By Mark A. Weiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There's nothing terrible about the book. But it is so easily beat out by other architecture books (including others by Taschen publishing) that there's no reason to get this book or waste your time reading much about it.
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