The Un-private House

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Museum of Modern Art, 1999 - Architecture - 151 pages
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"This book looks at twenty-six houses by an international roster of contemporary architects. Responding to recent innovations in architecture and changing cultural conditions, these designs represent a transformation of the traditional notion of the private house. Terence Riley, The Museum of Modern Art's Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, examines the influence of social phenomena - such as current demographic patterns, the shifting boundary between private and public realms, and new concepts of work and leisure - on house design. Featured are houses with open, loft-style spaces and flexible interiors, adaptable to varying family needs. Others interweave living and working spaces. Because of the rapid growth of digital media, the house today can be a permeable structure, receiving and transmitting images, sound, language, and data."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Foreword Glenn D Lowry
Preface and Acknowledgments Terence Riley
The UnPrivate House Terence Riley

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About the author (1999)

John Szarkowski is director emeritus of the Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the author of many works on photography.
Terence Riley is Chief Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Riley wrote an introduction for Visions of Wright.

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