The list author says: "There are only a few books specifically about this important Californian house building program but I found the list of books and reviews confusing so I hope this (very) short collection will make it easy to check out what is available."
"The one and only huge, definitive book (check out the weight). It has an excellent pictorial study of each house and that includes a lot of graphic material and you'll see from the book's dimensions that everything is big. I was very impressed with the production but it has to be said that the author's other book (Blueprints, below) has more analysis."
"Taschen have condensed their huge Jumbo edition (above) down to a compact softcover edition of ninety-six pages. It is basically a listing of the thirty-five projects with two or three photos and sometimes a floor plan of each. AMAZON HAVE PUT THE REVIEWS FOR BOTH BOOKS ON BOTH BOOK PAGES!"
"A reprint of the ninety-six page book above though it has a slight re-design, too. Same text, photos and graphics but different positions on most spreads. NOTE: Amazon have put the review for Taschen's 25th anniversary Case Study book (above) with this ninety-six page book. Sort of makes it confusing for buyers!"
"A brilliant and comprehensive study of the complete Study Program and nicely a lot of background information about modern architecture of the period, especially in California. This is the hardcover edition."
"Two European architects give their view on CSH. I thought it was rather overwritten but there are plenty of contemporary house photos mixed in with historical editorial pages and ads from the magazine."
"A reprint of McCoy's 1962 book. Plenty of photos and some plans but unfortunately it is printed on poor quality paper so the images are not as bright as they should be and they have been scanned from the original 1962 book. It is interesting though because it is an overview of the material printed in Arts & Architecture magazine about the houses."
"Own a little bit of history by getting this ten box set of Art & Architecture reprints and read all about the Case Study program as it evolved. Nicely each issue has articles about Californian cultural affairs and art as well as plenty of architectural features, especially modern houses."