Ana səhifə

Arch 444: Great Houses of Los Angeles

Yüklə 124.41 Kb.
ölçüsü124.41 Kb.

ARCH 444: Great Houses of Los Angeles Fall, 2010—Draft 8/4/10

Professor: Victor Regnier FAIA

Class: 6:30-9:50 Th, Harris 101

6 Site Visits--Saturdays (start at 9 or 10AM—end at noon or 1PM—unless otherwise noted):

Gamble--September 18th @ 9:00AM; Barnsdall+Freeman—October 9th @ 9AM; Schindler—October 16th @ 10:45AM; Neutra/VDL—October 30th @ 9AM; Lautner+Eames—November 6th @ 10AM; and Koenig (2 houses)—November 13th @ 10AM.

This course focuses on the work of seven noteworthy architects who practiced in southern California in the early to middle 20th century. The course introduces students to the significance of their work through critical readings that reveal the ideas and intentions behind their work and their impact on the history of architecture in southern California. Case study visits to southern California houses designed by each of these architects allow students to study these settings and thus interpret the meaning of the architect's intentions through direct experience. The focus of the course will be on how the work of these significant architects relate to specific architectural principles. Nine site visits to individual houses will take place in combination with selected readings presented and discussed in lecture format with images.

Students will be expected to write short essays that contrast the architects' intentions with their own understanding and comprehension of visited works. Students will write a short evaluation essay about three of the nine houses/7 architects they study/visit. A 10-page research paper can be substituted for one of the evaluation papers. For this paper, the student must select a research topic approved by the instructor related to materials covered in the course.
Required Readings:

Books Available in the USC Book Store for Purchase and SAFA library

(3-hour reserve)

Bosley, Edward, The Gamble House, London: Phaidon Press, 1992. ($14.95)

Koenig, Gloria, Eames, Koln: Taschen, 2005 ($9.99)

Lamprecht, Barbara, Neutra, Koln: Taschen, 2004 ($9.99)

Jackson, Neil. Koenig, Koln: Taschen, 2007, ($9.99)

Campbell-Lange, Barbara-Ann, Lautner, Koln: Taschen, 2005, ($9.99)

Course CD: Additional Readings (600+ pages)
Articles Available in the CD Reader as well as the SAFA Library

(3-hour reserve)

Alexander, Christopher, S. Ishikawa, M. Silverstein, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings,

Construction, New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Campbell-Lange, Barbara-Ann, John Lautner, New York: Taschen, 1999.

Ching, Francis D.K., Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Second Edition, New York:

Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996.

Chusid, J. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Textile Block System" in Concrete in California, Los

Angeles: USC School of Architecture, 1990.

Escher, F., John Lautner, Architect, London: Artemis London Limited, 1994.

Futagawa, Yukio, GA Houses 32, 1993 (Lautner--pages 8-85).

Hess, A. The Architecture of John Lautner, New York: Rizzoli, 1999.

Hines, T., Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970, New York: Rizzoli, 2010.

Hines, T., Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture, Berkeley: University of

California Press 1982.

Koeper, Frederick, The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House I and II,

Pomona, CA: California State University, Pomona, 1985.

McCoy, Esther, Case Study Houses (1945-62), Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, 1977.

Makinson, Randell, Greene and Greene: Architecture as a Fine Art, Salt Lake City: Peregrine

Smith, 1977.

Moor, Abby, Californian Textile Block, London: PRC Publishers, 2002.

Moore, Charles, Gerald Allen and Donlyn Lyndon, The Place of Houses, New York: Holt,

Rinehart and Winston, 1974.

Rasmussen, Steen Eiler, Experiencing Architecture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1959.

Smith, Kathryn, Schindler House, New York: Abrams, 2001

Steele, James, Eames House, London: Phaidon Press, 1994

Steele, James, Schindler, Koln: Taschen, 2005.

Steele, James, Barnsdall House, London: Phaidon Press, 1992.

Steele, James and D. Jenkins, Pierre Koenig, London: Phaidon Press, 1998.

Steele, James, Los Angeles Architecture: The Contemporary Condition, London: Phaidon Press, 1993.

Sweeney, Robert, Wright in Hollywood: Visions of a New Architecture, Cambridge: MIT Press,



You will be evaluated on the basis of 3 written assignments, a final exam and class participation/ attendance. The final exam questions will be taken from the readings and class lectures.

1. 3 evaluation papers or two evaluation 60%

+ one research paper (20% each)

2. Final Exam 20%

3. Attendance/Participation (see below) 20%

Total 100%
You are expected to read the assignments prior to class and come prepared to discuss the work and to raise questions from your perspective. If you are not able to attend class, please let me know why you can't attend. Either e-mail me at, FAX a note (310) 474-2718 or leave a voice mail message at (310) 474-9560 (24/7).
My office hours are by appointment only. It is easiest to meet with me after class. My office is on the 3rd floor of Watt Hall Watt 348. I have a mailbox in Watt 204 and this is where you should hand in papers at the end of the semester or between class periods. Jeff Vaglio, a USC Architecture Ph.D student is also available to meet with you about the class and your paper assignments. He is available by appointment only and can be reached at 310 425-9830 (cell) or emailed at He is an excellent resource and has taken the class in the past and has been the TA for two subsequent classes. He can be a great help in providing assistance with your papers.

Class Participation

A portion of each class will be set-aside for class discussion. You are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings and the field trips. The following are the two specific class participation assignments.

ONE: At 12 noon on the Wednesday before each lecture class you are required to email ( a short question or comment about the readings.
TWO: After each site visit by 12 noon on the Wednesday before the next class period you are required to email ( a comment, question or observation about the site visit experience.
These email comments will be used to structure class discussion and along with general class participation and attendance will be used to calculate your attendance/participation grade.

Short Paper Assignments:

You are expected to write a short evaluation paper on 3 of the 9 buildings we visit. After experiencing the site visit, listening to the lectures, and reading the assigned materials; you should write a 7 double-spaced page essay (photos. diagrams and sketches are included in the page count), which captures your evaluation/analysis of the setting. The handout “Fourteen Helpful Hints for Writing Better Evaluation Papers” is useful to read and follow as a guide to improve your paper. The focus of the paper should be on reconciling the theories, writings, and description of ideas present in the lectures and readings against your own experience of the place. The experience of each setting should include (although need not be limited to) the following criteria:

I. Spatial Perception

1. Spatial hierarchy and relationships

2. Spatial sequence, procession, and organization

3. Indoor-outdoor spatial relationships

4. Introduction of natural light
II. Materials and Structure

5. Structural system and expression

6. Materials expression, detailing, color, and texture
III. Attention to Users

7. Function and response to intended user
Students can chose among the 9 houses which ones they want to evaluate with the following stipulation. You must evaluate one of the first four houses (Greene & Greene/Wright (2 houses)/ Schindler) we visit.
Each assignment should emphasize your own assessments, insights, and thinking about the most powerful aspects associated with the architecture of each place visited. Keep in mind identifying signature ideas and visual/experiential techniques is essential. Although only 3 evaluation papers are required, students can submit an additional paper on one of the six remaining houses. Assuming the grade for this evaluation is higher than the lowest grade assigned to one of the 3 required essays, it will replace the lowest grade. Otherwise, it will not be counted.
Research Paper:

The research paper will detail a topic raised in the readings or through the site visits. For example, you may be intrigued by Frank Lloyd Wright's experiences in Los Angeles and curious about other work he completed in southern California. This could involve a scholarly paper or a comparative analysis of several other houses. You may find the issue of spatial sequence intriguing and want to gain insight about how it can be viewed across other important residential buildings, which have dealt with this phenomena in unusual and effective ways. There are also a number of other early modernists and case study architects in southern California for which considerable material exists in the library. These include Irving Gill, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Rodney Walker, Buff, Straub and Hensman, Craig Elwood, Quincy Jones, and Bernard Maybeck (northern California). Other architects of note that practiced in California during this same period include Wallace Neff, Raphael Soriano, Julia Morgan and Paul Williams.

The topic should be one that has been discussed in class but for which a more in-depth investigation would be rewarding and warranted. Please avoid overly general topics, such as "Architecture in Southern California," or "The Life and Times of Frank Lloyd Wright." The paper should be 10 pages in length (double spaced). I will review and approve the outline you develop. More information about how to approach and improve your term paper is available in the handout “Eleven Helpful Hints for Writing Better Term Papers”.
The RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC AND TREATMENT outline will be due Thursday, October 28th.
The final RESEARCH PAPER is due at Noon, Wednesday, December 8th--the day before the FINAL EXAM which will be on Thursday, December 9th 7-9PM in Watt 1.

Course Outline:
August 26th, Thursday: (Week One)

Introduction to Class + Experiencing Architecture

Guest Lecturer: Robert Harris

September 2nd, Thursday: (Week Two)

The Pattern Language + Evaluation Techniques
Required Readings (135 pgs):

Rasmussen (1991), pp. 186-214, (Chapter 8 -- Daylight in Architecture).

Moore, Allen and Lyndon (1974), pp. 71-107, (The Order of Rooms),

Alexander (1977) Selected Patterns 106, 127-8, 130, 132-3, 135, 138, 159, 161, 163, 166-68, 179-81, 190, 192, 193-4, 196, 199, 202, 222-3, 230, 236, 238, 245, 250,

& 252

September 9th, Thursday: (Week Three)

Principles of Architecture and Assessment Criteria
Required Readings (82 pgs):

Ching (1996), pp. 46-7 (Regular and Irregular Forms); 134-151 (Planes); 152-75 (Closure); 179-87 (Spatial Relationships); 229-253 (Circulation); 338-45 (Hierarchy)

September 16th, Thursday: (Week Four)

The Gamble House of Greene & Greene -- The California Bungalow

Guest Lecturer: Ted Bosley
Required Readings (82 pgs):

Bosley (2002), pp. 1-21—REQUIRED BOOK

Makinson (1977), pp. 150-87 (The Ultimate Bungalows).
September 18th, Saturday:

SITE VISIT -- Gamble House (9:00AM – 12:00PM)

Guest Curator: Ted Bosley

4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA

September 23rd, Thursday: (Week Five)

September 30th, Thursday: (Week Six)

October 7th, Thursday: (Week Seven)

The Barnsdall House + Freeman House of Frank Lloyd Wright -- Southern California

Work and Experience
Required Readings (79 pgs):

Sweeney (1994) pp. 20-42 (Block System), 72-79 (Freeman House)

Chusid (1990) pp. 12-19 (Freeman House)

Steele (1992) pp. 1-21 (Barnsdall House)

Moor (2002) pp. 32-43 (Barnsdall House), 70-81 (Freeman House)
October 9th, Saturday:


Guest Curators: Ken Breisch and Gabriel Cifarelli/Nina Marsh

The Barnsdall House (9:00AM-11:00AM)

4808 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5302

The Freeman House (11:30AM-1:00PM)

1962 Glencoe Way, Los Angeles CA 90068-3113

PAPER #1 DUE (Gamble House)

October 14th, Thursday: (Week Eight)

The Work of Rudolph Schindler -- A new era

The Schindler House--Living between inside and outside.
Required Readings (118 pgs):

Steele (2005) pp. 7-89

Smith (2001), pp. 7-43

October 16th, Saturday:


Guest Discussant: Judith Sheine

The Schindler House (10:45AM to 1:30PM)

835 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5409
October, 21st, Thursday: (Week Nine)

PAPER #2 DUE (Freeman/Barnsdall)— email or hand deliver to my box by 6PM
October 28th, Thursday: (Week Ten)

The VDL House of Richard Neutra -- The Emerging International Movement in Southern California.

Guest Discussant: Barbara Lamprecht

Required Readings (118 pgs):

Lamprecht (2004) pp. 5-85 REQUIRED BOOK

Koeper (1985) pp. 1-31

Hines (1982), pp. 109-116

October 30th, Saturday:

SITE VISIT -- VDL House (9:00AM to 12PM)

Guest Discussant: Dion Neutra and Sarah Lorenzen

2300 Silverlake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3215

November 4th, Thursday: (Week Eleven)

The work of John Lautner and Charles Eames

Required Readings (178 pgs)

Koenig (2005) pp. 7-17, 32-45, 66-67, 84-89 REQUIRED BOOK

Campbell-Lange (2005) pp. 7-89 REQUIRED BOOK

Steele (1994) pp. 4-24

Campbell-Lange (1999) pp.134-141 (Final Major Projects, pp.150-161 (Sheats-


Hess, Alan (1999) pp.240-255 (Sheats-Goldstein)

Escher, Frank (1994) pp. 242-251 (Sheats-Goldstein)

Futagawa, Yukio (1991) pp.74-79 (Sheats-Goldstein)
November 6th, Saturday

SITE VISIT— Lautner Sheats-Goldstein and Eames House

Guest Discussant: Duncan Nicholson and Eames Demetrious (if available)

Sheats-Goldstein House (10:00AM-12:00PM)

10104 Angelo View Drive, LA, 90210-2038,
Eames House (12:30PM-2:00PM)

203 Chautauqua, Los Angeles, CA 90272-4404

PAPER #3 DUE (Schindler House)
November 11th, Thursday: (Week Twelve)

Pierre Koenig and the Case Study House Program-- Steel & Glass Architecture

Required Readings (199 pgs):

Jackson (2007) pp. 5-91 REQUIRED BOOK

Steele and Jenkins (1998) pp. 60-71 (CSH #22), 130-37 (Brentwood Tnhse).

McCoy (1977), pp. 116-41 (CSH #21+#22)

November 13th, Saturday

SITE VISIT -- Case Study House #22/Koenig House

Guest Discussants: Gloria Koenig and Bruce Stahl

Case Study House #22-- (10:00AM-12:00PM)

1635 Woods Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1633
Koenig Townhouse (12:30PM-2:00PM)

12221 Dorothy St, Los Angeles, CA 90049-5220

November 18th, Thursday: (Week Thirteen)


PAPER #4 DUE (VDL House)
November 25th, Thursday: (Week Fourteen)

December 2nd, Thursday: (Week Fifteen)

Modern Masters—The Housing Work of Frank Gehry

Guest Discussant/Lecturer: Michael Lehrer FAIA
Required Reading (21 pgs):

Steele (1993), pp.73-90. 93-97.

PAPER #5 DUE (Lautner/Eames House)
December 9th, Thursday:


The research paper and/or Paper #6 is DUE: Wednesday, December 8th at 12 noon

It should be placed in my box in Architecture--Watt 204.


Week Thursday Saturday
One 8/26--Orientation +

Experiencing Architecture
Two 9/2—Pattern Language +

Assessment Items
Three 9/9--Principles of Architecture

Four 9/16—Gamble Lecture 9/18--Gamble Site V

Five 9/23---NO CLASS

Six 9/30—NO CLASS

Seven 10/7—Wright Lecture 10/9—Barnsdall/Freeman Site V

#1 paper due (Gamble)
Eight 10/14—Schindler Lecture 10/16--Schindler Site V
Nine 10/21—NO CLASS

#2 paper due (Wright)
Ten 10/28—Neutra Lecture 10/30—VDL Site V RESEARCH TOPIC OUTLINE DUE

Eleven 11/4—Eames/Lautner Lecture 11/6--Eames/Lautner Site V

#3 paper due (Schindler)
Twelve 11/11—CSH/Koenig Lecture 11/13--Koenig/CS #22 House Site V
Thirteen 11/18—NO CLASS

#4 paper due (Neutra)

Fourteen 11/25—Thanksgiving Vacation

Fifteen 12/2—Gehry Lecture

#5 paper due (Eames/Lautner)

Final Exam 12/9--FINAL EXAM--7PM to 9PM
Research Paper and/or #6 (Koenig) Paper Due

Wednesday, December 8th, 12 noon, Watt 204
On or before Wednesday @ noon

  1. Questions/comments from reading

  2. Observation/take-away/question from site visit

  3. Email to

Week Wednesday
Two 9/1--Experiencing Architecture

1. Readings

Three 9/8—Principles of Architecture

1. Readings

Four 9/15--Gamble Lecture

  1. Readings—Gamble House

Seven 10/6—Wright Lecture

1. Readings—FLWright

2. Site Visit--Gamble House
Eight 10/13—Schindler Lecture

  1. Readings—Schindler

2. Site Visit--Barnsdall+Freeman
Ten 10/27—Neutra Lecture

1. Readings--Neutra

2. Site Visit—Schindler Studio and Residence

Eleven 11/3—Eames/Lautner Lecture

1. Readings--Eames/Lautner

  1. Site Visit—VDL House

Twelve 11/10—CSH/Koenig Lecture

  1. Readings—Koenig

  2. Site Visit—Eames/CSH#8+Sheats Goldstein House

Fifteen 12/1—Gehry Lecture

  1. Readings—Gehry and the 21st Century

  2. Site Visit—CSH#22 and Brentwood Townhouse

Additional References

Alexander, Christopher, M. Silverstein, S. Angel, S. Ishikawa and D. Abrams, The Oregon Experiment, New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Alexander, Christopher, The Timeless Way of Building, New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Alexander, Christopher, The Nature of Order: The Phenomenon of Life, Book One, Berkeley, CA: The Center for Environmental Structure, 2002.

Alexander, Christopher, The Nature of Order: The Process of Creating Life, Book Two, Berkeley, CA: The Center for Environmental Structure, 2002.

Alexander, Christopher, The Nature of Order: A Vision of a Living World, Book Three, Berkeley, CA: The Center for Environmental Structure, 2005.

Alexander, Christopher, The Nature of Order: The Luminous Ground, Book Four, Berkeley, CA: The Center for Environmental Structure, 2004.

Alexander, Christopher, H. Davis, J. Martinez and D. Corner, The Production of Houses, New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Arnheim, Rudolph, The Dynamics of Architectural Form, Berkeley: U of California Press, 1977

Banham, Reyner, The Architecture of Four Ecologies, New York: Pelican Books, 1971.

Bloomer, Kent and C. Moore, Body, Memory and Architecture, New Haven: Yale Press, 1977.

Borden, Gail, Material Precedent: The Typology of Modern Tectonics, New York: Wiley, 2010.

Clark, Roger and Michael Pause, Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative

Ideas and Partis, New York: Wiley, 2005.

Clagett, Leslie, The New City Home, Newtown, Connecticut: Taunton Press, 2002.

Cook, John and H. Klotz, Conversations with Architects, New York: Praeger, 1977.

Davies, Colin, Key Houses of the 20th Century, London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006.

De Botton, Alain, The Architecture of Happiness, New York: Vintage, 2006.

Ford, James and Katherine Ford, Classic Modern Homes of the Thirties, New York: Dover,


Frampton, Kenneth, Modern Architecture: A Critical History, New York: Thames and Hudson,


Hildebrand, Grant, Origins of Architectural Pleasure, Berkeley: UC Press, 1999.

Jacobson, M, M. Silverstein, and B. Winslow, Patterns of Home, Newton, CT: 2002.

Jencks, C. Heteropolis, London: Academy Press, 1993.

Koenig, Gloria, Iconic, Los Angeles: Balcony Press, 2000.

Lawlor, Anthony, The Temple in the House: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Architecture, New

York, G.P. Putman, 1994.

Licklider, Heath, Architectural Scale, New York: George Braziller, 1965.

Lyn, Glenn Robert, A Psychology of Building, New York: Van Nostrand, 1982

McCoy, Esther, Five California Architects, Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, 1975.

McWilliams, Carey, Southern California: An Island on the Land, Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith Books, 1973.

Michael, Lou, Light: The Shape of Space, New York: VNR, 1996.

Millet, Marietta S. Light Revealing Architecture, New York: VNR, 1996.

Polyzoides, S, R. Sherwood and J. Tice, Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.

Raskin, Eugene, Architecturally Speaking, New York: Dell, 1954.

Rybczynski, Witold, Home: A Short History of an Idea, New York: Penguin Books, 1986.

Rybczynski, Witold, The Most Beautiful House in the World, New York: Penguin Books, 1989.

Rybczynski, Witold, The Look of Architecture, New York: Oxford University Press.

Slessor, Catherine, 100 of the World’s Best Houses, Australia: Images Publishing, 2002.

Sternberg, Esther, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well Being, Cambridge: Harvard

University Press, 2009.

Street-Porter, Tim, The Los Angeles House, New York: Clarkson/Potter, 1995.

Sullivan, Louis, Kindergarten Chats and Other Writings, New York: George Wittenborn, 1947.

Susanka, Sarah, The Not So Big House, Connecticut: Taunton Press, 2001.

Susanka, Sarah, Home By Design, Connecticut: Taunton Press, 2004.

Weston, Richard, Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations, New

York W.W. Norton, 2004.

Zevi, Bruno, Architecture as Space: How to Look at Architecture, New York: Horizon Press, 1957.

Greene and Greene

Arntzenius, Linda, The Gamble House. Los Angeles: USC School of Architecture, 2000.

Bosley, Ted. Greene and Greene, London: Phaidon Press, 2000

Bosley, Ted, Last of the Ultimate Bungalows; The William R. Thorsen House of Greene and

Greene, Pasadena: The Gamble House, 1996.

Bosley, Ted, The Roots of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Pasadena: The Gamble House, 1994.

Bosley, Ted and Anne Mallek, A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene and

Greene, London: Merrell, 2008.

Cigliano, Jan, Bungalow, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 1998.

Clark, Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark, Stickley Brothers, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2002.

Cummings, E. and W. Kaplan, The Arts & Crafts Movement, London: Thames & Hudson, 1991.

Davey, Peter, Arts and Crafts Architecture, London: Phaidon, 1995.

Dunlop, Beth, Arts and Crafts Houses 2, London: Phaidon, 1999.

Duchscherer, Paul and Douglas Keister, The Bungalow: America’s Arts and Crafts Home,

New York: Penguin Books, 1995.

Jordy, William, Progressive & Academic Ideals at the Turn of the 20th Century, New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Lancaster, Clay, The American Bungalow: 1880-1930, New York: Dover, 1995.

Lang, Robert, Shop Drawings for Greene and Greene Furniture, Pennsylvania: Cadium Press,


Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Greene and Greene: The Architecture and Related

Designs of Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, 1894-1934.,

Los Angeles: The Gallery, 1977.

Makinson, Randell. Greene and Greene: The Passion and the Legacy, Salt Lake City: Gibbs-

Smith Publishing, 1998.

Makinson, Randell, Greene and Greene: The David B. Gamble House, Global Architecture 66,


Makinson, Randell, Greene and Greene: Furniture and Related Designs, Salt Lake City:

Gibbs-Smith Publishing, 1979.

Makinson, Randell, Thomas Heinz and Brad Pitt, Greene and Greene The Blacker House, Salt

Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publishing, 2000.

Makinson, Randell and Thomas Heinz, Greene and Greene: Creating a Style, Salt Lake City:

Gibbs-Smith Publishing, 2004.

Massey, J. and S. Maxwell, Arts and Crafts Design in America: A State by State Guide, San

Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.

Peart, Darrell, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, Fresno: Linden

Publishing, 2005.

Rand, Marvin, Greene and Greene, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2005.

Rieman, Timothy and Jean Burks, The Shaker Furniture Handbook, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2005.

Smith, Bruce and Alexander Vertikoff, Greene and Greene Masterworks, San Francisco,

Chronicle Books, 1998.

Thomas, Jeanette, Images of the Gamble House: Masterwork of Greene and Greene, Los

Angeles: Balcony Press, 1989.

Winter, Robert, The California Bungalow, Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, 1980.

Winter, Robert, Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California,

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Winter, Robert and Alexander Vertikoff, Craftsman Style, New York: Abrams, 2004.

Winter, Robert and Alexander Vertikoff, American Bungalow Style, New York: Simon and

Schuster, 1996.


Aguar, Charles and Berdeana Aguar, Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Landscape Designs,

New York: McGraw Hill, 2002.

Alofsin, Anthony, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Years, 1910-1922, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Bolon, C., R. Nelson and L. Seidel (eds.), The Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Brown, A., The Ennis Brown House, Trust for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, 1988.

Dunlop, Beth, Frank Lloyd Wright 3 Architecture, London: Phaidon, 1999.

Dunham, Judith and S. Zimmerman, Details of Frank Lloyd Wright: The California Work,

1909-1974, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Frampton, Kenneth, "The Text-Tile Tectonic," in R. McCarter (ed.), Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer on Architectural Principles, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991.

Fell, Derek, The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright, London: First Frances Lincoln, 2009.

Gebhard, David, Romanza: The California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, San

Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988.

Gutheim, Frederick, Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture: Selected Writings 1894-1940, New

York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1941.

Hart, Spencer, Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993.

Heinz, T.A., Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982.

Hess, Alan, Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Houses, New York: Rizzoli, 2006.

Hess, Alan, Frank Lloyd Wright The Buildings, New York: Rizzoli, 2008.

Hess, Alan, Frank Lloyd Wright The Houses, New York: Rizzoli, 2005.

Hildebrand, Grant, The Wright Space, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

Hoffman, Donald, The Hollyhock House, New York: Dover Publications, 1992.

Hoffman, Donald, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: The House and its History, New York:

Dover Publications, 1978.

Hoppen, Donald, The Seven Ages of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Dover, 1993.

Kaufmann, Edgar & Ben Raeburn, Frank Lloyd Wright: Writings and Buildings, New York: Meridian Book, 1960.

Laseau, P. and J. Tice, Frank Lloyd Wright: Between Principle and Form, New York: Van

Nostrand Reinhold, 1992.

McCarter, Robert, Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright, London: Phaidon Press, 1994.

McCarter, Robert. Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect, London: Phaidon, 1997.

McCarter, Robert, Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright, London: Phaidon, 1997.

McCarter, Robert (ed.), On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles, New

York: Phaidon, 2005.

McCarter, Robert, Frank Lloyd Wright, London” Reaktion, 2006.

Maddex, Diane, Wright-Sized Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big, New York: Abrams, 2003.

Maddex, Diane, 50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Smithmark, 1998.

Maddex, Diane, 50 Favorite Furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Smithmark, 1999.

Manson, Grant, The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Dover, 1982.

Michel, Henry, Finding the Wright Places in California and Arizona, Sherman Oaks: One

Palm Books, 2000.

Nute, Kevin, Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, New York: VNR, 1993.

Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks, Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings, New York: Abrams, 1990.

Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks, Wright:Building for Democracy 1867-1959, Koln: Taschen, 2004.

Pfeiffer, Bruce, and G. Nordland, Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Quinan, Jack, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987.

Reisley, Roland, Usonia New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

Rosenbaum, Alvin, Usonia: Frank Lloyd Wright's Design for America, Washington DC: The Preservation Press, 1993.

Sanderson, Arlene, Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places, New York:

Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

Scully, Vincent, Jr., Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1960.

Sergeant, John, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses, New York: Watson Guptill, 1984.

Simo, Melanie, Barnsdall Park: A New Master Plan for Frank Lloyd Wright’s California

Romanza, Washington DC: Spacemaker Press, 1995.

Smith, Kathryn, Frank Lloyd Wright: Hollyhock House and Olive Hill, New York: Rizzoli,


Smith, Kathryn, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Taliesin West, New York: Abrams, 1997.

Sommer, Robin, Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect for the 20th Century, Greenwich:

Brompton Books, 1993.

Sprague, Paul, Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School Architecture in Oak Park, Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1986.

Steele, James, The Barnsdall House, London: Phaidon Press, 1992.

Storrer, William, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, Chicago: University of Chicago Press,


Storrer, William, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog Companion 3rd

Edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Twombly, Robert, Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and his Architecture, New York: Harper, 1979.

Weintraub, Alan, Lloyd Wright: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., New York: Abrams,


Weil, Zarine, Building a Legacy: The Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Home

and Studio, San Francisco, Pomegranate, 2001.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography, San Francisco: Pomegrante, 2005.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, The Natural House, New York: Horizon Press, 1954.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, The Living City, New York: Horizon Press, 1958.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Ausgefuhrte Bauten of 1911, New

York: Dover Publications, 1982.

Zimmerman, Scot, Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright’s California, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 1992.

Berns, Marla C., The Furniture of R. M. Schindler, Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, 1996.

Escritt, Stephen, Art Nouveau, London: Phiadon, 2000.

Gebhard, David, Schindler, New York: Viking Press, 1997.

Kovatsch, Manfred, R.M. Schindler, Architect 1887-1953, Munich: 1985.

LeClerc, D., Schindler: The Wolfe House, l'architecture d'aujourd'hui, #307, October, 1996.

LeClerc, D. R.M. Schindler, Kenchiku Bunka 9, 54(635), 1999.

Loughrey, Peter, R M Schindler: The Gingold Commissions, San Francisco: William Stout, 2008.

McCoy, Esther, Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys, Santa Monica: Arts and Architecture

Press, 1979
March, L. Rudolph Schindler, Global Architecture 77, 1999.

March, Lionel & Judith Sheine, R.M. Schindler: Composition and Construction, London:

Academy Editions, 1993.

Noever, Peter, Schindler by MAK, Vienna: MAK Center, 2005.

Noever, Peter, MAK Center for Art and Architecture: Rudolph Schindler, Munich: Prestel, 1995.

Noever, Peter, Josef Hoffmann Designs, Munich: Prestel, 1992.

Noever, Peter, Architectural Resistance: Contemporary Architects Face Schindler Today, Los

Angeles: MAK Center, 2003.

Noever, Peter, Zugmann: Schindler, Los Angeles, CA: Form Zero, 1996.

Sarnitz, August, R.M. Schindler Architect, New York: Rizzoli, 1986.

Sarnitz, August, Loos: 1870-1933, New York: Taschen, 2003.

Sarnitz, August, Wagner: 1841-1918, New York: Taschen, 2005.

Sheine, Judith, R.M. Schindler, London: Phaidon, 2001.

Sheine, Judith, R.M. Schindler: Works and Projects, Barcelona: CG, 1998.

Sheine, J. R.M. Schindler--10 Houses, 2G International Architecture Review, #7, 1998.

Seine, Judith and Lionel March (CD) RM Schindler—4 Houses, Planet Architecture-e archive,


Smith, Kathryn and M. Darling, The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, Los Angeles: MOCA,


Steele, J., How House, London: Academy Editions, 1996.

Steele, James, R.M. Schindler, Cologne: Tauscher, 1999.

Sweeney, Robert L., Rudolph Michael Schindler, Tokyo: GA Houses #26, 1989.

Tournikiotis, Panayotis, Adolf Loos, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

Zednicek, Walter, Otto Wagner, Vienna: Grasl, Druck and Neue Medien, 2002.

Zednicek, Walter, Vienna Architecture from 1900, Vienna: Grasl, Druck and Neue Medien, 2001.


Boesinger, W. (ed), Richard Neutra 1950-1960: Buildings and Projects, New York: Praeger,


Bricker, Lauren and Judith Sheine, (CD) VDL Research House, Pomona: Cal-Poly, 2007.

Drexler, Arthur and Thomas Hines, The Architecture of Richard Neutra: From International

Style to California Modern, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

Lamprecht, Barbara M., Neutra: Complete Works, New York: Taschen, 2000

Lavin, Sylvia, Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic

Culture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.

Leet, Stephen, Richard Neutra’s Miller House. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

McCoy, Esther, Richard Neutra, New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1960.
Neumann, Dietrich, Richard Neutra’s Windshield House, New Haven: Yale University Press,


Neutra, Dione, Nature Near: Late Essays of Richard Neutra, Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1989.

Neutra, Dione, Richard Neutra Promise and Fulfillment, 1919-1932, Carbondale: Southern

Illinois University Press, 1986.

Neutra, Richard, Survival Through Design, New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Neutra, Richard, Wie Baut Amerika? Munich: Kraus Reprint (1927), 1980.

Neutra, Richard, Mysteries and Realities of the Site, NY: Morgan and Morgan, 1951.

Parey, Paul, Richard and Dion Neutra: Pflanzen Wasser, Steine, Licht, Berlin: Verlag Paul

Parey, 1974.

Parey, Paul, Richard and Dion Neutra: Bauen und die Sinneswelt, Berlin: Verlag Paul Parey,


Sack, Manfred, Richard Neutra, Zurich: Studio Paperbacks, 1992.


Albrecht, D. The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, New York: Abrams, 1997.

Campbell-Lange, Barbara-Ann, John Lautner, New York: Taschen, 1999.

Demetrious, Eames, An Eames Primer, New York: Universe Publishing, 2001.

Eidelberg, Martin,, The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design, New York:

Merrell, 2006.

Escher, F., John Lautner, Architect, London: Artemis London Limited, 1994.

Futagawa, Yukio, GA Houses 32, 1993 (Lautner--pages 8-85).

Hess, A. The Architecture of John Lautner, New York: Rizzoli, 1999.

Kirkham, Pat, Charles and Ray Eames, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995.

McCallum, I., Architecture USA, New York: Reinhold, 1959.

Neuhart, J., Eames Design: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, New York: Abrams, 1989.

Neuhart, M and J. Neuhart, Eames House, Berlin: Ernst and Sohn, 1994.

Neuhart, J., M. Neuhart and R. Eames, Eames Design, New York: Abrams, 1989.

Olsberg, N., Between Heaven and Earth: The Architecture of John Lautner, New York:

Rizzoli International, 2008.

Vitra, Eames-Vitra, Weil am Rhein: Vitra, 1996.

Vitra, Jean Prouve: Charles and Ray Eames Constructive Furniture, Weil am Rheim, 2002.


Buisson, Ethel and Thomas Billard, The Presence of the Case Study Houses, Basel: Birkhauser, 2004.

Futagawa, Yukio (ed). Global Architecture 44, Tokyo: ADA Edita. (Koenig pgs. 84-97).

Goldstein, B. Arts and Architecture: The Entenza Years, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.

Jackson. Leslie. Contemporary: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950's, London: Phaidon, 1994.

Jackson, N. California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood, Princeton: Princeton

University Press, 2002.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the

Case Study Houses, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.

Perez-Mendez, Alfonso, Craig Elwood: 15 Houses, 2G International Architecture Review, #12, 1999.

Perez-Mendez, Alfonso, Craig Elwood: In the Spirit of Time, Barcelona: CG, 2002.

Smith, Elizabeth, Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program, Cologne: Taschen, 2002.


Arneil, P. & T. Bickford, Frank Gehry: Buildings and Projects, New York: Rizzoli Press, 1985.

Borda, Deborah, Symphony: Frank Gehry’s Concert Hall, New York: Abrams, 2003.

Celant, Germano, Frank O. Gehry: Since 1997, New York: Skira, 2010.

Dal Co, F. & K. Forster, Frank O. Gehry: The Complete Works, NY: Monacelli Press, 1998.

Fialova, Irena, Frank Gehry Vlado Milunic: Dancing Building, Prague: Zlatz Rez, 2003.

Freidman, Mildred, Gehry Talks: Architecture and Process, New York, Universe, 2002.

Friedman M. and S Lavin, Frank Gehry: The Houses, New York: Rizzoli, 2009.

Futagawa, Yukio, Frank O. Gehry, GA Architect 10, 1993.

Gehry, Frank, FOG: Flowing in All Directions, Los Angeles, CIRCA Publishing, 2003.

Isenberg, Barbara, Conversations with Frank Gehry, New York: Knopf, Borzoi Books, 2009.

Joyce, Nancy, Building Stata: The Design and Building of Frank O Gehry’s Stata Center at

MIT, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.

Mathewson, Casey, Frank O. Gehry: Selected Works 1969-Today, Canada: Firefly Books, 2007.

Meyer, Esther Da Costa, Frank Gehry: On Line, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Ragheb, F. Frank Gehry, Architect, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2001.

Steele, James, Schnabel House, London: Phaidon Press, 1993.

Van Bruggen, Coosje. Frank O Gehry Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Germany: Guggenheim

Foundation, 1997.

Zaera, A., Frank O. Gehry, El Croquis 74/75, 1995.

Other Architects/Modernism

Adamson, P., Eichler: Moderism Rebuilds the American Dream, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2001.

Allen Gerald, Charles Moore, New York, Whitney, 1980.

Bosley, Ted, First Church of Christ Scientist, Berkeley: Bernard Maybeck, London: Phaidon, 1994.

Boutelle, Sara, Julia Morgan: Architect, New York: Abbeville Press, 1995.

Buckner, C., A. Quincy Jones, London: Phaidon, 2002.

Cardwell, Kenneth, Bernard Maybeck: Artisan, Architect and Artist, Santa Monica: Hennessey

and Ingalls, 1977.

Chambers, W., Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Edinburgh: Glasgow School of Art, 1993.

Cygelman, Adele, Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert, New York: Rizzoli, 1999.

Clark, A. Wallace Neff: Architect of California's Golden Age, Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1986.

Ditto, Jerry and L. Stern, Design for Living: Eichler Homes, San Francisco: Chronicle, 1995.

Ford, James and Katherine Ford, Classic Modern Homes of the Thirties: 64 Designs by Neutra,

Gropius, Breuer, Stone and Others, New York: Dover, 1989.

Gebhard, D., Harriette Von Breton, and Lauren Weiss, The Architecture of Gregory Ain, Lo Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1980.

Germany, Lisa, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1991.

Gilbert, Herbert, The Dream of the Factory-made House: Walter Gropius and Conrad

Wachsman, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984.

Gregory, Daniel, Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House, New York: Rizzoli, 2008.

Hess, Alan, The Ranch House, New York: Abrams, 2004.

Hess, Alan, Forgotten Modern California Houses 1940-1970, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2007.

Hines, Thomas, Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform, New York: Monacelli Press, 2000.

Hudson, Karen E., Paul R. Williams, Architect: A Legacy of Style, New York: Rizolli, 2000.

Jones, A.Q. and F.E. Emmons, Builders Homes for Better Living, NY: Reinhold, 1957.

Kamerling, Bruce, Irving J. Gill, Architect, San Diego: San Diego Historical Society, 1993.

McCoy, Ester, The Second Generation, Salt Lake City: Peregrine-Smith, 1984.

McCoy, Esther, Craig Ellwood, Santa Monica: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1997.

May, Cliff, Western Ranch Houses, Santa Monica: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1997.

Pascal, Patrick, Kesling Modern Structures: Popularizing Modern Design in Southern California 1934-1962, Los Angeles: Balcony Press, 2002.

Process Architecture #41, A. Quincy Jones: The Oneness of Architecture, Process: Tokyo, 1983.

Rand, Marvin, Irving J Gill Architect 1870-1936, Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2006.

Rosa, Joseph, A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman, New

York: Rizzoli, 1994.

Rouillard, Dominique, Building the Slope: California Hillside Houses 1920-1960, Santa

Monica: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1984.

Sears, Roebuck and Co, Sears Modern Homes, 1913, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2006. Serraino, Pierluigi and Julius Shulman, Moderism Rediscovered, New York: Taschen, 2000.

Standard Homes Co, Best Homes of the 1920’s, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2008.

Steele, James, Buff and Hensman, Los Angeles: USC Architectural Press, 2004.

Street-Porter, Tim, L.A. Modern, New York: Rizzoli, 2008.

Scully, Vincent, Modern Architecture, New York: George Braziller, 1965.

Wagener, W. Raphael Soriano, London: Phaidon Press, 2002.

Webb, Michael, Modernism Reborn: Mid-century American Houses, New York: Universe

Publishing, 2001.

Woodbridge, S., Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect, New York: Abbeville Press, 1992.

Books in Bold are on 7-day reserve at the Architecture and Fine Arts library and may be particularly useful to you.
Statement for Students with Disabilities

Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register

with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved

accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me (or to

TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m.–5:00

p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.

Statement on Academic Integrity

It is recommended that you make a statement about academic integrity, such as:

USC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty

include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that

individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations

both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using

another’s work as one’s own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these

principles. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the Student Conduct Code in Section

11.00, while the recommended sanctions are located in Appendix A:

Students will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for

further review, should there be any suspicion of academic dishonesty. The Review process can

be found at:

Attendance Policy

In this class, attendance is very important. Because much of the learning takes place through the tours we take of important houses, it is imperative that you take class attendance seriously. Having said that, I know many students have complicated schedules and weekends are often the only time available for other important events. Some of the buildings we visit are publically accessible and can be visited outside of the class period. Other assignments are available for “making up” a missed class period but this must be negotiated with the instructor.

Earlier in the document, grading policies were described in detail. Although class attendance is not measured (per say) as part of the final grade, your participation in class discussions and Q+A is 20% of your grade. If you do not attend class—your participation grade will likely suffer. Students will be noticed at mid semester and/or toward the end of the semester if they have missed more than 2 classes.
There will be a sign-in and sign-out sheet for each class period in Watt Hall. If you are more than 30 minutes late for class you have essentially missed the class. Students that arrive more than 10 minutes after class begins are considered tardy. Coming to class a few minutes early (if possible) is always a good idea. Books will be available for you to review and conversations with the instructor and student colleagues are often very productive before class begins.

For site visits you will also be required to sign-in and for multiple visits in a single day you must sign the role sheet for each house that we visit. Leaving the class before the official end of class is also not acceptable. If the class goes over the allotted time you certainly have permission to leave.


Verilənlər bazası müəlliflik hüququ ilə müdafiə olunur © 2016
rəhbərliyinə müraciət