Modernist Home

The Modernist Home


Price: $27.50

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2006
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Trim Size: 7 38 x 8 18
  • ISBN: 9781851774760
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 90 photographs, 60 in full-color, 96 pages, 7 3/8x8 18"
  • Rights: North America

The Modernist house dissolved the closed spaces of the traditional home, overhauling the bathrooms and kitchens, opening the interior to natural light, and providing balconies and terraces. In The Modernist Home, art professor and curator Tim Benton examines its elements, from the technology that provided central heating and electric lighting, to new construction materials like concrete and steel, to features like winter gardens and folding furniture. He opens the door on Modernist houses around the world, including Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Kocher and Fry's Weekend House on Long Island, all fully illustrated with color photographs and plans.

About the author

Tim Benton is professor of art history at Britain’s Open University. He has co-curated exhibitions including Thirties: British Art and Design Before the War and Art and Power, and is joint editor of Art Deco 1910-1939. Benton lives in Cambridge, England.