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Books

We have sorted these informative books into several categories:
  1. Prefab specific
2. Arts and Architecture Case Study Series
3. "Classic" American modernist architects
4. Modernism and miscellaneous
  = Recently added (not necessarily a newly released book)

Prefab

The Prefabricated Home
By Colin Davies
Publisher: Reaktion Books (June 15, 2005)
ISBN: 1861892438
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PREFAB
by Bryan Burkhart, Allison Arieff
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (Sept 2002)
ISBN: 1586851322
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PrefabModern
by Jill Herbers
Publisher: Harper Design International
(May 2004)
ISBN: 006058923X

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Prefab Prototypes: Site-Specific Design for Offsite Construction
by Mark Anderson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (May 2006)
ISBN: 1568985606
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Refabricating Architecture
How manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building Construction.

by Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (November 2003)
ISBN: 007143321X

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PreFab
by Alejandro Bahamon
Publisher HBI (Feb 2003)
ISBN: 0060513586
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Lustron Homes: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment
by Thomas T. Fetters
Publisher: McFarland & Co. (Dec 2001)
ISBN: 0786411333

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Arts and Architecture Case Study series

Case Study Houses
by Elizabeth Smith, Peter Goessel (Editor)
Publisher: Taschen (February, 2002)
ISBN: 3822864129

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Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses
by Elizabeth A. T. Smith (Editor)
Publisher: The MIT Press (April, 1999)
ISBN: 0262692139

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Case Study Houses: 1945-1962
by Esther McCoy
Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls
ISBN: 0912158719

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Arts & Architecture: The Entenza Years
by John Entenza (Editor), Barbara Goldstein (Editor), Esther McCoy (Editor)
Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls (January 1998)
ISBN: 0940512084
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"Classic" American modernist architects

Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream
by Paul Adamson, Marty Arbunich (Compiler)
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers; 1st edition (November, 2002)
ISBN: 1586851845


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California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood
by Neil Jackson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (November, 2001)
ISBN: 1568983034


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Raphael Soriano
by Wolfgang Wagener
Publisher: Phaidon Press (September 2002)
ISBN: 0714840637

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A Quincy Jones
by Cory Buckner
Publisher: Phaidon Press (June 2002)
ISBN: 0714840742
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Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design
by Rip Rapson, Jane King Hession, Bruce N. Wright
Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press; Collector edition (April 1, 1999)
ISBN: 1890434140

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Pierre Koenig
by James Steele
Publisher: Phaidon Press (March, 2002)
ISBN: 0714840963

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Richard Neutra - Complete Works
by Barbara Lamprecht
Publisher: Taschen (December 2000)
ISBN: 3822866229

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Neutra
by Barbara Lamprecht
Publisher: Taschen (March 2004)
ISBN: 3822827738

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3 Steel Houses: Barton Myers
Publisher: Images Pub (June 2005)
ISBN: 1876907894
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Modernism and miscellaneous

21st Century House
by Jonathan Bell
Publisher: Abbeville Press (April 2006)
ISBN: 0789208857

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Compact Houses: Architecture for the Environment
by Cristina Del Valle
Publisher: Universe (September 2005)
ISBN: 0789313499
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Compact Houses
by Carles Broto
Publisher: Links International (June 2005)
ISBN: 849626310X
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The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
by Alanna Stang, Christopher Hawthorne
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (May 2005)
ISBN: 1568984812

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Modern American Houses: 50 Years of Design in Architectural Record
by Clifford A. Pearson (Editor)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.(October 2005)
ISBN: 0810959348
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Modernism Reborn
by Michael Webb, Roger Straus III
Publisher: Universe Publishing (NY)
(August 2001)
ISBN: 0789305356

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25 Houses Under 1500 Square Feet
by James Grayson Trulove
Publisher: Harper Design (November 2004)
ISBN: 0060745061
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25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet
by James Grayson Trulove
Publisher: Harper Design International
(March 2003)
ISBN: 006008944X

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Affordable Home Design : Innovations and Renovations
by Martha Torres
Publisher: Harper Design (April 2005)
ISBN: 0060589086

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Brave New Houses : Adventures in Southern California Living
by Michael Webb
Publisher: Rizzoli (November 2003)
ISBN: 0847825655

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The New Modern House
by Will Jones
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (April 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 156898524X
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The Modern Steel House
by Neil Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (July 1996)
ISBN: 0471288063

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Minimalist Houses
by Linda Parker
Publisher: Harper Design International
(March 2003)
ISBN: 0060539941

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Small Houses : Contemporary Residential Architecture
by Nicolas Pople
Publisher: Universe (September 2003)
ISBN: 0789309742
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Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America
by Phil Noyes, Bryan Burkhart, Allison Arieff
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
(July 2002)
ISBN: 1586851578
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Mobile: The Art of Portable Architecture
by Jennifer Siegal
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
(July 2002)
ASIN: 1568983344

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Mini House
by Alejandro Bahamon
Publisher: Harper Design Intl (Feb 2003)
ISBN: 0060513594
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Xs: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
by Phyllis Richardson, Lucas Dietrich
Publisher: Universe Books; (Nov 2001)
ISBN: 0789306425

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The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
by Sarah Susanka
Publisher: Taunton (March 2001)
ISBN: 1561583766

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Seattle Case Study Homes
Publishing collective:
Blake Williams, Joel Severud, Cory Harris, Kai-Uwe Bergmann et al.
Fall 2002
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Architecture and Hygiene
by Adam Kalkin
Publisher: Batsford (Sep 2002)
ISBN: 0713487895

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The Butler Variations
by Adam Kalkin
Publisher: Nice Nietzsche Press

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William Stout Architectural Books
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LOT/EK: Urban Scan
by Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano,
Philip Nobel
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (Feb 2002)
ISBN: 156898300X

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LOT/EK: Mobile Dwelling Unit
by Henry Urbach, Robert Kronenberg, Aaron Betsky
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers;
(July 2003)
ISBN: 189102468X

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Anderson Anderson, Architecture and Construction
by Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Donlyn Lyndon (Introduction)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
(Jan 2001)
ISBN: 1568982437
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Links:

Dwell Home Design Invitational
Full credit must go to everyone involved in this project which, having pushed prefab into the mainstream media spotlight, is responsible for reawakening interest in prefab as a model for design and construction. While the direct outcome is a completed house for the clients, "the ultimate goal of the Dwell Home Design Invitational... is to put a well-designed, affordable modern house into production by 2004." Which design(s) will make it to the fablist?

www.royalhomestoronto.com - News, views and interesting articles about Royal Homes, modular or prefabricated housing, and residential design.
Compiled by Lloyd Alter


Other architecture links

Galinsky - a web site on modern buildings

Gabion - Gabion is an illustrated archive of critical writing on architecture, design and related topics by Hugh Pearman.

Key Centre for Architectural Sociology
Dr. Garry Stevens conducts research into architects and society, architectural history, education, and architecture schools.
His colorful essays such as Why Architects Don't Like People ("People, it seems, get in the way of architects and architecture") question assumptions about the role of architects in society.

M:OME Modern Sustainable Living - The mission is to bring environmentally friendly modernist housing to a wider market.

Other links

Design Within Reach - modern furniture, lighting and accessories

European Furniture Importers - - modern furniture, lighting and accessories

 


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