Author: Tim Benton
Publisher/Date: UK: Victoria & Albert Museum (2006)
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 96 pages, index. Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated in color with several in black-and-white.
Description: The Modernist house dissolved the closed spaces of the traditional home, overhauling the bathrooms and kitchens, opening the interior to natural light, and providing balconies and terraces. In "The Modernist Home," art professor and curator Tim Benton examines its elements, from the technology that provided central heating and electric lighting, to new construction materials like concrete and steel, to features like winter gardens and folding furniture. He opens the door on Modernist houses around the world, including Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Kocher and Fry's Weekend House on Long Island, all fully illustrated with color photographs and plans.