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Author Cavell, Richard, 1949- author

Title Friedman house / Richard Cavell ; photography by Michael Perlmutter
Published [Novato, California] : ORO Editions, [2017]


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Description 80 pages : illustrations, plans ; 21 cm
Series UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series
UBC Sala / West Coast modern house series.
Summary "Built in 1955, and fully restored in 2014, House Friedman was designed by internationally-trained architect, Frederic Lasserre, founder of the UBC School of Architecture. Situated near the university, just outside the city of Vancouver limits, the house combines modernist aesthetic with a distinctively West Coast Modern ethos. Distinguished by its complexity, and by its seamless relationship to the landscape design of Cornelia Oberlander, the house asserts at once its adherence to global modernism while asserting a local aesthetic that has come to be identified as West Coast Modernism. Architect Lasserre, whose early career was associated with Berthold Lubetkin, and landscaper Oberlander, student of Gropius, together produced an iconic design for modern living featuring an open plan, generous glazing, and a subtle flow between the house and garden. The future of the house was threatened by the exorbitant land values in Vancouver, where the price of property often trumps architectural value; however, a national effort to save the house was successful, and the house remains as a testimony to those who value modernist architecture's special place in the West Coast ethos."--Publisher supplied
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 22)
Subject Lasserre, F. (Fred), -1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lasserre, Frédéric, 1967- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Oberlander, Cornelia Hahn -- Criticism and interpretation.
Friedman House (B.C.)
Friedman House (B.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Friedman House (Vancouver, B.C.)
Friedman House (West Vancouver, B.C.)
Friedman House (West Vancouver, B.C.) -- Pictorial works
Architecture -- British Columbia -- Vancouver.
Architecture, Domestic -- British Columbia -- West Vancouver -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Domestic -- British Columbia -- West Vancouver.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Author Perlmutter, Michael (Architectural photographer), photographer
ISBN 1939621674