The Architect's Home by Peter Gossel

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...The Architect's Home succeeds in being a bit more than a coffee-table book. It shows some appealing attitudes to life and living...
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Autobiographical homes: The houses architects design for themselves   The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it’s important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners’ personalities, then architects’ own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings—every detail adds color to the story. Each of these dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.
 

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The author:Gennaro Postiglione studied architecture and completed post-doctoral studies in industrial design in Naples. He has been a visiting lecturer and professor in other countries and since 1998 has been teaching design in the department of Interior Design at Milan Politecnico. His research work focuses on interior design and on the relationship between architecture, culture and current events. Gennaro Postiglione is editor of Area magazine.The editor:Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.
 
Published April 15, 2013 by Taschen. 480 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Rowan Moore on Apr 20 2013

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