Although in past decades social planning has been in the forefront of our culture, a revival of greater concern for the needs of the individual is becoming more noticeable. Proper perspective of the social problems of our civic life can only be obtained when this understanding of the needs of the individual are recognised. Within this context, concern about the form of the private house becomes an essential guide to some of the fundamental questions raised about the validity of our culture and way of life. This book, with some of the finest examples of domestic architecture built during the 1970s, exposes this search for a formal response, sometimes intellectual, sometimes aesthetic, and often a mixture of both. It is an international survey for students, home-owners, builders, and architects.