A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.
An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present Life Meets Art presents an unparalleled, global, behind-the-scenes tour through 250 beautiful interiors from the homes of the most creative people in art, architecture, design, fashion, literature, music, film and theatre. These inspiring, unique spaces show us where the greatest creatives in history lived their lives, honed their crafts and, in many cases, produced some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces - providing an intimate and insightful perspective on the masters that define artistic history. Organized alphabetically by artist, each interior features a color photograph and a short descriptive text, including details on whether the house is open to the public or private. This book will inspire anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor, as well as those fascinated by the personal and professional lives of their cultural heroes. Life Meets Art includes homes from masters of past centuries such as artists da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens, composers Handel, Lizst and Verdi and writers Dickens, Byron and Coleridge. The book also showcases the extraordinary interiors of many twentieth century stars and epoch-defining talents such as architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Henry Moore, writers Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Agatha Christie and musicians Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Homes from some of the most celebrated talents of today are also featured, including artists Francisco Clemente, Cornelia Parker and Gilbert and George, fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg, designers Marc Newson and Es Devlin and musicians Moby, Jimmy Page and David Bowie. From the publisher of Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century.