The Iconic House

The Iconic House

Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

  1. Dominic Bradbury
  2. Photographs by Richard Powers
  • ISBN 9780500342558
  • 28.00 x 26.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 352pp
  • 638 Illustrations, 559 in colour
  • First published 2009
‘The ultimate handbook for those wanting to delve into the evolution of twentieth-century architecture ’ – House & Garden
‘A pretty much definitive guide to the houses that have come to define ‘modern architecture' … Study the floorplans, memorize the names and you’ll be well equipped to pitch in with an informed comment on almost any aspect of domestic design, from deco through to minimal and beyond’ – Wallpaper*

One hundred of the most important and influential architect-designed
houses in the world.

See a list of architects whose work appears in 'The Iconic House'
See an interview with Dominic Bradbury about the writing of the book

With seminal works from such icons as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, as well as modern-day greats including Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron, this book presents a stunning array of the past century’s architectural masterpieces.

International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of materials and local building traditions, and careful integration of clients’ needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time.

Every house has a history, and this book tells the often intimate stories of these remarkable buildings and their architects and clients. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs and a wealth of floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type offer further information.

Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or vernacular, these iconic buildings from around the world and across the decades will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own some day.

Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and author who writes for numerous publications, including House 
& Garden, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Wallpaper*.
His books include The Iconic Interior Barns, New Country House and Mediterranean Modern.
Richard Powers is a photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. His books include Beyond Bawa and Tropical Minimal, also published by Thames& Hudson.

Also of interest
The Iconic Interior: 1900 to the Present
Modern Architecture: A Critical History
Mediterranean Modern by Dominic Bradbury

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