600 photographs, 400 houses and 290 architects. Phaidon's amazing new Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses, available to order on Amazon, is destined to become one of the all-time great books on the iconic design movement.
Major 20th-century architectural photographers such as Marvin Rand, Ezra Stoller, and Julius Schulman capture interior and exterior images of famous residences including Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT, and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, IL, Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, CA, and others that aren't as familiar but just as cool.
The book is organized geographically into nine global regions and covers 40 countries, "proving that Mid-Century Modern was, and continues to be, a truly international phenomenon," Phaidon notes.
Each entry is accompanied by photographs and text covering the building’s history, architect, and unique features, while symbols denote its current condition the condition (good, standing, or demolished), use (in use or unknown), and status (heritage listed or scheduled for demolition).
19 houses in the book have already been demolished and two more are scheduled for demolition, but 62 have been heritage listed, "a sure sign that the Mid-Century Modern style continues to be valued and preserved," Phaidon notes.
Luckily thanks to this gorgeous volume they will all live on forever.