Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House

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For reasons both obvious and mysterious, even as our cultural and social constructions of domesticity change, the house remains a fundamental site for advancing modern architectural theory and practice…

ISBN: 978-1-954081-32-1
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 300pp
Publication Date: Fall 2021
Size: 7.25″ x 10” Portrait
World Rights: Available

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“This most private of programs has become a medium of publicity and polemic.”

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ISBN

978-1-954081-32-1

Binding

Hardbound

Pages

300pp

Publication date

Fall 2021

Size

7.25" x 10” Portrait

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Overview

For reasons both obvious and mysterious, even as our cultural and social constructions of domesticity change, the house remains a fundamental site for advancing modern architectural theory and practice: because it accommodates a full diurnal and annual cycle of life, and because it intricately stages ritual and routine, this most private of programs has become a medium of publicity and polemic. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House both participates in and critiques this contemporary tradition. The reader’s attention in this examination is directed not only to LEVENBETTS’ houses, but to all houses, and all parts of houses—pieces of home and rhetorics of domesticity that show up in our collective memory: from a stolen moment on a staircase in a John Cassavetes film, to the sturdy knife-edged contractor modernism of suburban late to mid-twentieth-century America. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House is an accessible and universal book—everyone has a sense of home. The book includes thirteen texts on domestic pieces that make up the house, comparative diagrams, construction metrics and anecdotes, informal photos, and structural details all in the interest of taking the house apart in order to put it back together.

Authors

Stella Betts is a principal at LEVENBETTS with her partner David Leven. She is currently an adjunct professor at Yale University School of Architecture. Stella serves on the board of directors of the Architectural League of New York.

David Leven, FAIA, is a principal at LEVENBETTS with his partner Stella Betts. He is an associate professor at Parsons School of Constructed Environments. David serves on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of AIA.

Thomas de Monchaux is an architect and design writer, and an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. His writing about design has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, as well as in such journals as Log, Perspecta, and n+1, where he is architecture critic. He is a past recipient of the Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism.

Additional Info

ISBN: 978-1-954081-32-1
Binding: Case-bound, section sewn, square backed, fully cased in, H&T bands, paper grain to run parallel to the spine
Text: 4c x 4c on 157gsm matte art paper
Case: JHT black cloth + 1c matte white screen printing on front/back/spine over 3mm black boards; case flush cut with book block with exposed edges of black chipboard on edges.
Ends: Black paper with 1c matt white screen printing
World Rights: Available

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House

“This most private of programs has become a medium of publicity and polemic.”

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