John Lautner by [LAUTNER John]ESCHER, Frank (editor) J

John Lautner

London Artemis Publications 1994

296pp illustrated. Long 4to. Open weave cloth. Very good with slightly sunned but very good dust wrapper. Beautiful book production. John Lautner (1911-1995) initially worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and moved to Los Angeles to supervise construction of the Sturgess Residence for him. he then established his own office in Hollywood, building a house for himself with Henry Russel Hitchcock called "the best house by an architect under 30 in the US", the first of many unique buildings. John Lautner always practised what he called "real Architecture" but was an architectural outsider from established tradition. Amongst the best-known examples are the Malin Residence (Chemosphere), the Reiner Residence (Silvertop) and the Elrod Residence in Palm Springs. Lautner's work ranged from low-cost houses to finely crafted large residences. He also built restaurants and educational facilities. Part of one of his schools in LA designed around the idea of pods survives in part.

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