The Editors of Architectural Record: 82 DISTINCTIVE HOUSES FROM ARCHITECTURAL RECORD. New York: F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1952. First edition. Quarto. Brick cloth titled in mustard. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 438 pp. 500 + black and white images, diagrams and plans. cloth lightly rubbed. Former owners signature to front free endpaper. Clean, bright jacket with only a short, closed tear to upper edge. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print and uncommon. Color cover photograph by Julius Shulman. A nearly fine hardcover book with a nearly fine (and scarce) dust jacket. Rare in this condition.
8.75 x 11.75 hardcover book with 438 pages and over 500 black and white images images, diagrams and plans showcasing 82 contemporary modern residences circa 1952. Along with Living Spaces by George Nelson, this is one of THE classic pictorial records of modern residential architecture in Post-war America. This book spotlights some of the lesser-known structures of the period, thus supplying a more unique perspective than similar volumes that tend to showcase the iconic residences.
An Eicheler Home in Palo Alto by Frederick Emmons and A. Quincy Jones is profiled with 5 black and white photos and 6 variant floor plans for the Palo Alto Eichler development.
"The evolution, or perhaps revolution, which has been occurring in American house design is mirrored in this book. Here is inscribed the work of many of our leading residential architects, a coast-to-coast sampling that conveys a significant picture of contemporary work."
Architects represented in this volume include George Fred Keck And William Keck (Multiple Properties); Richard Neutra; Pietro Belluschi; Eichler Home In Palo Alto By Fredercik Emmons And A. Quincy Jones (5 Photos And 6 Plans); Walter Gropius (And Tac, Circa December 1949); Gregory Ain, Jospeh Johnson And Alfred Day; Marcel Breuer (Multiple Properties); Hugh Stubbins, Jr. (Multiple Properties); Carl Koch And Frederic Day; George Nemeny & A. W. Geller; Summer Spaulding John Rex; Schweikher And Elting; Garriott, Becker And Bettman; A. Quincy Jones, Thornton Abell; Sanders, Maisin, Reiman; Norman Rice; Albert Kennerly; Aeck Associates; Henry Toll; James Britton; Igor Polevitzky; Lionel Pries; Vladimir Ossipoff; Herman Herrey; Edla Muir; E. H. And M.K. Hunter; Turner And Northington; Edelbaum And Webster; Don Hershey; Carl Strauss; John Hancock Callender And Allen Edwin Kramer; Arthur Gallion; Joseph Allen Stein; Walther Prokosch; Hervey Parke Clark & John F. Beuttler; Arthur Keyes And Basil Yurchenko; Paul Thirty; Stanhope Blunt Ficke; Edward Varney; James Fitzgibbon; John Ekin Dinwiddie And Richard Maxwell; J. Lister Holmes; L. Morgan Yost; Olindo Grossi; Sanders And Malsin; Trevor Roberts; Frederick Dunn; Carl Strauss; Bernard Kessler; Anshen And Allen; Francis Joseph Mccarthy; Jospeh Esherick; Clarence Mayhew; Henry Hill; Robert Elkington; Mitchell And Ritchey; Richard Dennis; Paul Laszlo; Bain, Overturf Turner And Associates; Fred Langhorst; David Fried; John Lloyd Wright; Walter And Robert Vahlberg; George Woolsey; Arthur Brown; Alfred Henry Hill; Francis Ellsworth Lloyd; Ricahrd Morse And William Peters.
Besides featuring contemporary mid-century architectural plans and photos of homes from all over the United States, there are also sections (about the last 80 pages) on time saver standards for home building including plans for household laundry, closets, cabinetry, indoor-outdoor planting beds, roof trusses for small houses, uniform plumbing code for housing, insulation of concrete floors in dwellings, heating systems, and more.
A partial list of represented homes by owner: Jack Diamond - Hewlett Neck, Long Island New York; Morton G. Mack - North Newstead, South Orange, New Jersey; Arcj Ekdale - San Pedro California; Edward H. Bennett, Tryon, North Carolina; Joseph G. Poetker, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati Ohio; Paul Palmer, Phoenix Arizona; William S. Beck, Los Angeles CA; Miss Agnew Palley, Scarsdale NY; Stanley & Janice Berenstain, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; Eichler House, Palo Alto CA (by Frederick Emmons and A. Quincy Jones is profiled with 5 b/w photos and 6 variant floor plans); NA Sands Point, Long Island; Dr. Ann Stuckey, Griffin, Georgia; Henry C. Toll, Denver, Colorado; Roland Phillips, Miami, Florida, Country House for Richard Lea, Lopez Island, San Juan Group, Washington; E. J. Greaney, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. Alma Morgenthau, Lattingtown, Long Island; Zola Hall, Los Angeles; Albert Keep, Williamstown, Massachusetts; W.C. Kennedy, Florence Alabama; House in Westchester County New York; Veronica McCarthy, Fairport NY; J. Ralph corbett, Cincinnati OH; Designed for a magazine client, Upper Brookville, Long Island; Frank McCauley, Bel Air, CA; Kurt E. Appert, Atherton CA; ... and many more.