Who Built That? Modern Houses

Didier Cornille


     9.75 × 6.7 in (24.8 × 17.0 cm)
84 pages
85 color illustrations
Publication date: 9/2/2014
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616892630

Who Built That? Modern Houses takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille uses a light touch to depict the various stages of construction, paying special attention to key design innovations and signature details. Cornille s charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrets of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier s Villa Savoye (1931) and Frank Lloyd Wright s'Fallingwater (1939) to Shigeru Ban s Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas s Bordeaux House (1998). Readers of all ages will delight in this colorful introduction to modern architecture s most extraordinary homes.

Didier Cornille is a designer, illustrator, and professor at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France

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"Didier's drawings are colorful and have a playfulness that is commendable. "

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