West Coast Modern

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Gibbs Smith, Oct 1, 2012 - Architecture - 248 pages
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Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish.

 

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Beautiful book. Highly recommended.

Contents

Introduction
12
Coast
21
City
91
Desert Prairie
149
Ski Mountain
193
Wine Country
209
Resources
246
Acknowledgments
247
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Zahid Sardar is a San Francisco editor and writer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. His work has appeared in Dwell, Interiors, Interior Design, California Home & Design, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He teaches design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several books, including San Francisco Modern and New Garden Design.

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