Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design and University Honors
Art + Design
Domestic architecture -- Southern California -- Case studies, Graphic design (Typography), Dwellings -- Southern California -- Design and construction
In this paper, I detail the process of creating a book titled The Case Study Houses: A Field Guide, a project meant to fill a gap in the scholarship on the Case Study Houses, one of the most influential architectural programs of the 20th century. I provide an overview of existing scholarship on the program, in addition to its shortcomings, and how my project addresses these by translating that body of work into an approachable, modern, yet no less informational format. My research process involved concatenating various informational sources into one cohesive whole that provides a standardized presentation of facts about the numerous architecturally significant structures that the program spawned, and leveraging Arts & Architecture magazine’s superb photography to bridge the gap between the enthusiast audience of sixty years ago and the enthusiast audience of today.
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Person, Samuel L., "Mapping the Case Study Houses: Translating History via Design" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1044.