Who Built That? Modern Houses takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille uses a light touch to depict the various stages of construction, paying special attention to key design innovations and signature details. Cornille's charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrets of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1931) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (1939) to Shigeru Ban's Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas's Bordeaux House (1998). Also included are L.A. architects Frank Gehry and Charles and Ray Eames. This is a great introduction to modern architecture's most extraordinary homes.
Architects design more than houses - the layout for LACMA's exhibitions are often designed by them.
- For ages 7 to 12
- 84 pages, 7 x 10 x 7 in.
- Illustrated throughout in color