Architectural Record: THE SECOND TREASURY OF CONTEMPORARY HOUSES. New York: F. W. Dodge, 1959. Profiles of 44 contemporary modern residences. (Duplicate)

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The Editors of Architectural Record: THE SECOND TREASURY OF CONTEMPORARY HOUSES. New York: FW Dodge, 1959. Original edition. Quarto. Embossed black cloth stamped in white. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 216 pp. 500 black and white images, diagrams and plans. 8 color plates. Visual profiles of 44 contemporary modern residences. Jacket lightly rubbed. Interior unmarked and clean. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket.

9 x 12 hardcover book with 216 pages and  over 500  black and white images, diagrams and plans (with 8 color plates) showcasing 44 contemporary modern residences.  Interior photography by Stoller, Bill Hedrich-Blessing, Joseph Molitor, Julius Shulman and others.

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.

Architects represented in volume two include George Nelson And Gordon Chadwick , Edward Larrabee Barnes, Marcel Breuer, Gordon Chadwick, An Eichler Home By Frederick Emmons A. Quincy Jones (With Two Color Photographs!), Thomas Church, Ulrich Franzen, Bolton And Barnstone, Eckbo Royston And Williams, Lawrence Halprin, Philip Johnson, George Fred And William Keck, A. Lawrence Kocher, George Matsumoto, Richard Neutra,  Eliot Noyes, Paul Rudolph, Samuel G. And William B. Wiener, Wurster, Bernardi And Emmons, The Architects Collaborative (Walter Gropius), Eliot Noyes, John Pekruhn, Chard Webb, John Johansen, Schweikher And Elting, Richard Baringer, Victor Lundy, Philip Hiss, Rufus Nims, Bolton And Barnstone, Mario Corbett,  and many others.

Eichler Alert: the legendary X-100 prototype Eichler Home in San Mateo by Frederick Emmons and A. Quincy Jones is profiled on four pages with 4 black and white photos, 2 color images, a floor plan and a steel-frame cross-section diagram. Too cool!

From the Eichler network:  “… As Joe Eichler was initiating his fledgling real estate development in the Highlands, the X-100 served as his promotional attraction to reel in crowds for his company’s open houses. It was also a vehicle for showcasing new technology (such as steel construction, indoor gardens, and other custom elements) that was unique or unusual to the homebuilding industry.  ...the X-100 opened its doors to a reported 150,000 curious visitors in late 1956, giving Eichler a surge of sales and renewed attention. National magazines, including Sunset, Living for Young Homemakers, and Arts & Architecture, joined in with coverage and pictorials. “