1911 - 1994 Disappearing
By Barbara-Ann &
Paperback, 96pages, 23 ×
architecture American architect John Lautner (1911-1994)
is responsible for some of the most original buildings
of the space age and, indeed, the 20th century. The
residences he designed in the Los Angeles area,
including the Chemosphere House and the Silvertop, are
synonymous with the hopes and dreams of an entire era.
Characterized by sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled
walls, and steel beams, his buildings displayed a
combination of fantasy and minimalism, often integrating
water and incorporating surrounding landscapes. Lautner
always placed great importance on the relationship
between humans, space, and nature.