Building the Slope: California Hillside Houses 1920–1960 (Hennessey + Ingalls, Inc., 1999) by Dominique Rouillard explores the specific techniques and design methods to build on the difficult sites on the canyons and hills of Southern California.
In Los Angeles during the 1920s the framework of architectural theory changed. New rules had to be invented to build on the hillsides. This study is a survey and analysis of the design methods and construction techniques used by the principal figures of the modern movement in Southern California for difficult sloping canyon and hillsides sites. Architects whose works are shown and discussed include Wright, Schindler, Neutra, Lautner, Koenig, Ellwood and many others.
– Dominique Rouillard, Building the Slope: California Hillside Houses 1920–1960 (Hennessey + Ingalls, Inc., 1999), book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for the pencil inscription on the first flyleaf. The glueing of the binding shows no signs of weakening. The covers show only some minor signs of shelf wear; the spine is a bit faded.