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.
Sam Lubell was the West Coast editor of The Architect’s Newspaper for eight years, covering architecture from Southern California to Seattle. He has written for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among many others.