Drawing from the roster of award-winning residences featured in the annual Record Houses issue of Architectural Record, this book showcases the most innovative residential architecture of the past five decades, touching on many groundbreaking achievements along the way. Here are many of the most loved, most debated, and most influential American houses of the last forty years. Among the highlights are important works by Richard Meier, Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, Charles Moore, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, John Lautner, Antoine Predock, Duany and Plater-Zyberk, Frank Gehry, Wesley Wei, Tadao Ando, and Thomas Pfifer. An introduction by Clifford A. Pearson, senior editor at Architectural Record, and essays by noted critics Thomas Hine, Robert Campbell, Suzanne Stephens, Charles Gandee, and Raul A. Barreneche provide illuminating commentary on developments and trends in house design from the 1950s to the present. Each decade is represented by a stunning portfolio of houses and numberous plans and drawings.
All essays are by widely published Architecture editors and critics.