Emerson Goble, The Editors of Architectural Record: A TREASURY OF CONTEMPORARY HOUSES. New York: F.W. Dodge, 1954. First edition. Quarto. Green cloth stamped in black. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 216 pp. 600 black and white photographs and diagrams of 50 residences. Cloth boards sunned to spine and edges. Tips rubbed and lower corner bumped. Jacket lightly rubbed with mild edgewear and faint chipping to spine ends. Interior unmarked and clean. Out-of-print. Jacket photo by Ezra Stoller. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.
9 x 12 book with 216 pages and 600 photos and diagrams showcasing 50 contemporary modern residences. Interior photography by Stoller, Bill Hedrich-Blessing, Joseph Molitor, Julius Shulman and others. In terms of decor, there is none of that Chippendale jive here — every residential interior is decked out in full midcentury glory.
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.