Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

California Moderne and the Mid-century Dream : the Architecture of Edward H. Fickett

New York: Rizzoli, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10-1/4" x 9-1/2"). 266, (6)pp. Photographic dust jacket with blue spine lettered in yellow, over white boards lettered in black. Profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs, and architectural drawings & ground plans. A fine, as new copy.

Abstract: The mid-century houses of architect Edward H. Fickett are coveted today, were ubiquitous during their time, and have always demonstrated a presciently deep understanding of the use of indigenous, cost-efficient materials and the integration of interior space with Southern California's Mediterranean climate. These ingredients, plus his creativity and visionary ideas, added up to perhaps the single most impressive brand of mid-twentieth-century American architecture and design. Fickett was also recognized because he and his designs were so profoundly in sync with Los Angeles's ascendance from second city into one of the world's great metropolises with innovative postwar tract houses, glamorous garden apartments in Hollywood in the 1950s, and ambitious houses in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Malibu spanning from the end of the 1950s through the 1970s. (OCLC)

Contents: pt. 1 introduction -- pt. 2 The Hollywood garden apartments -- Sunset Capri -- Hollywood Riviera -- The Highland Gardens Residence Hotel -- pt. 3 Houses in the hills -- Angeli/Damone House -- Williams House -- Prinzmetal House -- Mancuso House -- Pasternack House -- Krause House -- Parra House -- Keating House -- L.A. Times House -- Dorfman House -- pt. 4 A world of commercial work -- 800 Robertson Office Building -- Nebb's Restaurants -- La Jolla Fashion Center -- pt. 5 The Resort Hotels -- The New Golden Hotel -- Ocotillo Lodge Hotel -- Las Vegas Riviera -- La Costa Resort Hotel and Spa -- Stallion Springs -- pt. 6 Palm Springs -- Alexander House -- Edgerton House -- Janss House -- pt. 7 Civic Work and Master Planning -- West Hollywood -- Edwards Air Force Base -- Dodger Stadium -- Port of Los Angeles -- pt. 8 The Fickett Formula -- Meadowlark Park -- Sherwood Park -- Tech-Bilt Houses -- Pacific Island Village Homes -- University Park -- pt. 9 The Research Houses -- Research House 1955 -- Research House 1971 -- pt. 10 Fickett's Own -- Edward Fickett Home #1 -- Edward Fickett Home #2 -- Edward Fickett Home #3 -- pt. 11 Beach Houses -- Lee House -- Kaye House -- Plesset House -- Simon Beach House -- Gersten House. (OCLC). New / as new. Item #50959

Price: $500.00

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