The Iconic House features over one hundred of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. With seminal works by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as modern-day greats like Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas, and Herzog & de Meuron, this book brings to life a stunning array of architectural masterpieces.
Wide-ranging in both geographical scope and artistic style, the houses share an appreciation of local materials and building traditions and a careful understanding of clients’ needs. Each house, however, is the result of a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking for its time. Now, fully updated, the book features iconic houses recently constructed, as well as concise, informative texts, specially commissioned photographs, floor plans, and drawings. The Iconic House remains an ideal overview of contemporary architects and architecture, for design-lovers and professionals alike.
Worth picking up, whether you know everything or nothing about architecture… It’s clear that author and photographer love these houses in the way that the architects and owners did… The Iconic House may seem like a book for aficionados, one more attractive coffee table book for a carefully styled living room. But this book is also for people who know little about architecture and want to learn about it from an approachable instructor. Read one lively case study a night. Dog-ear the pages. Then look up and see that our homes are reflections, too, of our views and our values at this moment in time.
— The Washington Post
Encyclopedic… a comprehensive overview of the most significant houses built over the last century… There’s no better way to examine the most famous structures of them all than diving into the book.
— Architectural Digest
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He writes for many magazines and newspapers in the UK and internationally, including Wallpaper*, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Vogue Living, The Telegraph, The Times, and the Financial Times. His many books include Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mountain Modern, and Waterside Modern.
Richard Powers is a photographer specializing in interiors, architecture, and the built environment. His books include The Iconic Interior, Beyond Bawa, and New Paris Style.