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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

There are plenty of iconic houses featured on these pages, but if you want more, check out the upcoming The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

The title pretty much gives the game away here. Published by Thames & Hudson, the updated version of The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

It casts its net wide too, taking in buildings from across the globe and wide-ranging in style. According to the initial write-up, the houses ‘share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and careful understanding of clients’ needs’.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

But the underlying principle of each used to select the houses is how revolutionary and/or groundbreaking it was at the time, creating a timeline of 20th century domestic architecture, as well as carrying that through into the early 21st century.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

Each book is described courtesy of ‘informative’ texts and ‘fresh, vibrant’ illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs for this book, , floor plans and drawings and offer detailed documentation. There’s also a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type for further background.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury

If you love houses (and I certainly do) then this might be a reference guide for your shelf or something for the coffee table. The book is available to pre-order ow ahead of its 2nd August launch, with the hardback selling for £24.95.

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury
The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 by Dominic Bradbury