Designed by Architects in the 1980s

Shows examples of teapots, tables, hardware, chairs, radios, dressers, sofas, jewellery, tableware, lamps, rugs, and bedsRead More →

Herbert Bayer - Inspiration and Process in Design featured image

Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer’s design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.Read More →

Saarinen Houses - featured image

They are architecture’s most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of such masterpieces as the TWA Terminal Building at Kennedy Airport, and his father Eliel, celebrated for triumphs such as the art nouveau railway station in Helsinki. Lesser known, but no less impressive, are their houses, which, regardless of style, share a belief in architecture as a total work of art.Read More →

A Field Guide to American Houses

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.Read More →

Retreat the Modern House in Nature featured image

The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Read More →

Alvar Aalto Houses featured image

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), a Finnish architect and builder, designed nearly one hundred single-family houses over the course of his fifty-year career. Aalto’s work, which included furniture and glassware, had a distinct style that combined modernism and traditional vernacular architecture. Alvar Aalto Houses, now available in paperback, features twenty-six of Aalto’sRead More →