Taschen book sale

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Paul Ringstrom
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Taschen book sale

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

MOman2
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Is this book worth it? Your opinions?

SDR
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I haven't looked at a copy. It would be redundant if you have the three-volume Taschen set, as the material is derived from that publication. But, it would certainly be more convenient to consult than those tomes---and at the price one could hardly go wrong ?

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DavidC
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Anyone happen to own this Case Study book?

Case Study Houses. The Complete CSH Program 1945-1966


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No. At 440 pages it has to have more content than "Blueprints for Modern Living" or Esther McCoy's book on the subject . . .

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I have both of those books. They’re good.

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Thanks for letting me know the Case book is a good one. I placed an order for one yesterday.


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I like the Case Study book...and was lucky enough to attend an event at it's release and have several architects (and Shulman) sign it! I understand Taschen makes smaller versions which might be easier to peruse.

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If you are interested in the early CaseStudyHouses and are looking for the context in which they were first presented, this Taschen collection of the Arts&Architecture mags is a good one at a very reasonable price:

https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalo ... gKo6vD_BwE

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Seventy bucks for 632 pages has got to be a bargain. And these magazines (I have an older and much more modest book of reprints) give you an immediate immersion into the period. You'll see well-known names in architecture, furniture and accessories, craft and art from when they were starting out or in their early prime. The ads alone would be worth the price. Arts & Architecture (originally California Arts & Architecture, descended from Pacific Builder) spanned the years 1943 to 1959 under the editorship of John Entenza; the Case Study home design program began at the magazine in 1945.

I've never seen a publisher offer such deep discounts---granted, on titles which have been on their list for quite a while. I'd definitely take advantage; Christmas isn't that far away . . .!

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