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Living West: New Residential Architecture in Southern California Hardcover – October 13, 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932493
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Cantilevered over Los Angeles, tucked into a San Diego cliff, or sprawled across the Joshua Tree desert, the houses of Southern California are some of the most exciting on the planet." —Fast Company

About the Author

Sam Lubell is the editor of the California edition of the Architect’s Newspaper and has written for Architectural Record, the New York Times, New York magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

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Sam Lubell is author of four books on architecture: Paris 2000+, London 2000+, Living West, and Julius Shulman and Los Angeles: Birth of a Modern Metropolis. Sam is the West Coast Author of the Architect's Newspaper, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Architect, Travel + Leisure, New York Magazine, and other publication.

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By gregg hammond on August 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
What a disappointment! I for one cannot stand architecture that is different for differents sake with no real sense of aesthetic either in form or color. To be fair to the book taste is a personal matter. I did not resonate with the majority of the homes displayed in this book.
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