The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to redefine the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture - American and international - both during the program's existence and even to this day. This compact guide includes all projects featured in our XL version, with over 150 photos and plans and a map of where all houses are (or were) located.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Elizabeth A.T. Smith ist James W. Alsdorf Chefkuratorin und Deputy Director für Programme des Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Früher arbeitete sie als Kuratorin im The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, wo sie die Ausstellung „Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses" betreute. Smith lehrte an der University of Southern California in Los Angeles und hat zahlreiche Schriften über Themen der zeitgenössischen Kunst und Architektur veröffentlicht.