With their soaring glass windows and open-plan interiors, the Case Study Homes project created some of the most recognizable and enviable houses in the US. This coffee table book celebrates the work of the famous architects who worked to create the 36 model homes that were built as part of the program, largely in Los Angeles, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames and Pierre Koenig. Fans of architecture and Mid Century Modern design might know some of these homes well, but this is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to learn more about this architectural movement – especially if you’re trying to incorporate elements into your own home. Taschen’s Basic Art Series was created in 1985 as a way of celebrating some of the art and design world’s most iconic figures, from Zaha Hadid to Leonardo da Vinci. Printed in glorious color in hardback format, these books are an intelligent addition to your coffee table or bookshelf. This 96-page ode to the groundbreaking work of the Mid Century Modern architects who made the Case Study Homes is an essential purchase for any design fanatic. Sold individually. Hardcover, 21 by 26 cm.