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Houses: Extraordinary Living


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Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors.Sam Lubell has written eight books about architecture, including California Captured, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA, and Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA, all from Phaidon. He is a Contributing Editor at The Architect's Newspaperand writes for The New York Times, Wallpaper, Dwell, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, Contract, Architectural Review and other publications.


"Awe-inspiring."-Airows"This new title celebrates the remarkable diversity of residential sites from the last 200 years... Featuring an exciting selection of visionaries past and present... A quick flick through the publication reveals a host of experimental and avant-garde projects: levitating masses, prototypes made of concrete and fibreglass, radically open-plan layouts all come together in immense numbers (and detail)."-Aesthetica magazine"Houses deftly scans the diversity and innovation of more than 400 domestic spaces... with a single sumptuous photograph illustrating each project."-Design Anthology"Organized in curated pairings, each of the entries are filled with awe-inspiring imagery and colorful descriptions, making Houses: Extraordinary Living a perfect addition for both architectural enthusiasts and people simply looking for coffee table books alike."-Hypebeast"[Some] of the most innovative - and sometimes eccentric-abodes of the past century."-Artsy"...A jumping-off place for learning about houses and architects of interest... [Houses is] a testament to the diversity of house."-Archidose blog"These exceptional architectural residences exemplify the best of extraordinary living."-Architectural Digest Online"Houses: Extraordinary Living, explores the diversity of some of the world's most awe-inspiring abodes."-BBC News online"Houses: Extraordinary Living celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house."-ASPIRE: Design and Home Magazine"This coffee table must-have showcases the diversity of and experiments in domestic living."-SRQ Online"Illustrated with photos of 400 wonderfully diverse and creative homes, this title celebrates the collision of architecture and domesticity through the lens of famed architects such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe as well as brilliant modern-day architects and emerging talents."-Modern in Denver"...The ultimate book for anyone with an interest in design - and a rare peek into how people live."-The Globe and Mail"Wow, Wow, Wow, is the title I would've given Houses: Extraordinary Living... A visual feast that offers a sense of discovery and interesting stories, while also just being really fun to look at."-Design Within Reach Blog"[A] bright, beautiful book, which celebrates the diversity of the home... A must-have for any homes enthusiast."-ELLE Decoration"Any selfbuilder looking for inspiration would do well to browse the pages of this handsome book. There is inspiration on virtually every page... this is the ultimate volume of house porn."-Self Build & Design magazine

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