Pierre Koenig

A leading figure in the Modern Movement in America, Pierre Koenig (1925–2004) built his first steel house in 1950. In 1957 Arts and Architecture Magazine designated two of his projects as Case Study Houses #21 and #22. Among the most innovative buildings on the West Coast, they embody the excitement and optimism of the period. This monograph provides the first complete record of Koenig’s long career.

‘This book is as much about the rediscovery of a lost era as about the unearthing of a “forgotten” architect. Those unfamiliar with the story of the Case Study Houses will find it useful in setting Koenig’s work in context. Those interested in a more detailed analysis of the architect’s early work are rewarded by commentaries on all the main projects.’
— Building Design

‘A book on Pierre Koenig is long overdue and we should be grateful to James Steele, David Jenkins and their publisher for this beautifully produced volume.’
— RIBA Journal

 

Authors
James Steele, David Jenkins

Editor
David Jenkins

Designer
Karl Shanahan

Publisher
Phaidon Press
1998

290 × 250mm
160pp
Hb c.150 colour
150 b&w illustrations

ISBN 0-7148-3753