California Captured (Pre-order)

Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Marvin Rand

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 27 April 2018

Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, Pierluigi Serraino


Price: USD$59.95

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.


Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 240 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876115

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.

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