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California Captured. Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Wydawnictwo: Phaidon
Autor: Marvin Rand
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259,00 zł


ISBN: 9780714876115

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 240 illustrations , 2018 r.

The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand

Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before.


Emily Bills is Participating Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Woodbury University. She has lectured and curated exhibitions on Mid-Century Modernism and architectural photography.

Sam Lubell is a contributing editor at the Architect’s Newspaper, a staff writer for Wired, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine among others. He has written four books about architecture.

Pierluigi Serraino, is an architect, author, and educator. Pierluigi has lectured in museums and institutions of higher learning on postwar American architecture, California Modernism and architectural photography. His work has been published in journals such as Architectural Record and Architecture California. He has authored four books as well as numerous essays.


"As California Captured vividly shows, Rand photographed high-profile projects across Southern California... and give[s] the photographer his due."—Architectural Digest

"The long-overlooked photographer Marvin Rand gets his due."—Architectural Digest Online

"Presents the photographs of Marvin Rand, an artist who dissects the myth and fantasy of the iconic city, re-evaluating how Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn and Frank Lloyd buildings should be considered."—AestheticaMagazine.com

"Marvin Rand captured south California's unique Modernism…He also played a crucial role in helping shape the mid-century Californian modern style, as explored in a new book by Phaidon California Captured."—D-talks.com

"The sunny optimism of post-war America is central to California Captured... With images that chronicle some of modernism's most celebrated architectural creations... Rand's book is critical in capturing the now iconic mid-century style... Rand's set the tone for a new modernism... The broad range of structures and insightful commentary by the authors make this a must-read of anyone interested in the architecture underpinning America's Golden State."—Aesthetica

"His archive of some 50,000 images was discovered in 2012 and provides us with an extraordinary insight into midcentury modernist architecture and interiors... Clearly not a great self publicist, Rand's name never became as famous as the architects he promoted, but these pictures, largely black & white, deserve the respect and esteem that has been, until now, missing."—Black & White Photography Magazine