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The Iconic House

Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers


A handy resource for all lovers and enthusiasts of house design, featuring over 100 of the world’s most significant residential buildings

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The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, an appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and a careful understanding of clients’ needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while architect biographies, a bibliography, a gazetteer and list of houses by type provide further information.

Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or new vernacular, these unforgettable buildings from around the world will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own.

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'A pretty much definitive guide to the houses that have come to define “modern architecture”'

'The ultimate handbook for those wanting to delve into the evolution of 20th-century architecture'
House & Garden

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Edition Type: Compact edition

Size: 22.4 x 20.8 cm

Extent: 376 pp

Publication date: 16 August 2018

ISBN: 9780500293942

Contents List

Introduction • 100 house profiles

About the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a writer and journalist specialising in architecture, interiors and design. He writes for many magazines and newspapers in the UK and internationally, including The Times, The Guardian and House & Garden. His many books include Mid-Century Modern Design, The Iconic American House, The Iconic House and New Nordic Houses, all published by Thames & Hudson. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and children.

Richard Powers specializes in interiors, architecture and the built environment. His books include The Iconic House, Beyond Bawa and New Natural Home, all published by Thames & Hudson.