This is the first book in more than a decade to comprehensively look at the work and legacy of self-taught master architect Craig Ellwood, a book that will be considered a touchstone and the book on the subject. It is at once accessible and authoritative, presenting the pristine, elegant, and modern architecture of this post-war master, while also offering, as previous books have not, an intimate look at the man, through photos that show Ellwood's glamorous lifestyle, which included fast cars, exotic pets, and beautiful women. The book will be of interest to architecture and design enthusiasts and lovers of high-style midcentury modern.

This is the definitive volume on Craig Ellwood, a visionary architect, designer, and tastemaker sometimes called the "California Mies", after legendary modernist Mies van der Rohe. Features new photography of extant houses and other projects by Ellwood and explores the mystery of this self-made man, who, though untrained as an architect, fashioned a persona and career through equal parts of a talent for good design, self-promotion and ambition.



ISBN: 9780847861538
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 27 Mar 2018
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 22.9(H) x 27.9(L)


Author Biography

Michael Boyd is a landscape, furniture, and architectural designer based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is the principal of BoydDesign, a consultancy for the restoration and preservation of modernist architecture, and for collecting modern art and design. He is an internationally renowned and published expert on 20th century design and post-war Modernism. Richard Powers has served as principal photographer for over 20 books on design, architecture, and interiors. He is the photographer for Rizzoli's Making House (2017). Ray Kappe is an internationally recognised architect, urban planner, and educator. His work is considered to be an extension of the early Southern California master architects: Wright, Shindler, and Neutra. He is a co-founder of SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.

Making L.A. Modern: Craig Ellwood - Myth, Man, Designer

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