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Click on the following links to read about these recent books, reviewed by SAHSCC's Newsletter Editor, Julie D. Taylor.

Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens by Daniel Nolan

Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars by Michael Stern and Alan Hess

Mod Mirage: The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage by Melissa Riche

The California Missions by Rubén G. Mendoza

Tales from The Strip: A Century in the Fast Lane by Van Gordon Sauter, Robert Landau, and Frans Evenhuis

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Marvin Rand by Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, and Pierluigi Serraino

Architects’ Houses by Michael Webb, Hon. AIA/LA

Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon by Stephen Gee

Urban Hallucinations: Koning Eizenberg Architecture by Julie Eizenberg, FAIA

A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes by Chris Lukather

Making L.A. Modern: Craig Ellwood—Myth, Man, Designer by Edited by Michael Boyd;

Aaron G. Green: Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright by Randolph C. Henning

The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design by Bernard Friedman

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition by Peter J. Holliday

Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles, 1925-1965 by Tom Zimmerman with J. Eric Lynxwiler

Gordon B. Kaufmann by Marc Appleton

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide (West Coast USA) by Sam Lubell

Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Its Art and Architecture by Arnold Schwartzman and Stephen Gee

Hollywood Interiors: Style and Design in Los Angeles by Anthony Iannacci

William Krisel’s Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism by Chris Menrad and Heidi Creighton

Improvisations on the Land: Houses of Fernau + Hartman by Richard Fernau, FAIA

Crestwood Hills: The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia by Cory Buckner

An Eames Anthology by Daniel Ostroff

Neutra Furniture: The Body and the Senses by Barbara Lamprecht

Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the Warner Murals: Celebrating 150 Years by Tom Teicholz

Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public 25th Anniversary Edition by Doug Suisman, FAIA

Shingle Style: Living in San Francisco’s Brown Shingles by Lucia Howard and David Weingarten

Gardens Are for Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces by Judy Kameon

Escape Home: Rebuilding a Life after the Anschluss—A Family Memoir by Charles Paterson and Carrie Paterson

Adolf Loos: A Private Portrait by Claire Beck Loos

Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism by Robert Sweeney and Judith Sheine

Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House by Jocelyn Gibbs and Nicholas Olsberg

Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The Case of the Modern Bourgeois Home by By Volker M. Welter

Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect by Hicks Stone

SCI-Arc Gallery: 2002-10 by Dana Hutt

Cityscapes: San Francisco and its Buildings by John King

Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis by Sam Lubell and Douglas Woods; Foreword by Judy McKee

Classic Homes of Los Angeles by Douglas Woods

Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970 by Thomas S. Hines

The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond by David Swan

Casa del Herrero: The Romance of Spanish Colonial by Robert Sweeney; introduction by Marc Appleton

Living West: New Residential Architecture in Southern California by Sam Lubell

Colcord Home by Bret Parsons

Gregory Ain: The Modern Home as Social Commentary by Anthony Denzer

Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last of the Pleasure Piers by James Harris; foreword by Robert Redford

Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land by Victoria Kastner

The Mediterranean House in America by Lauren Weiss Bricker

 
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