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Norman F. Carver Jr. , Architect of Form and Space

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This book follows architect Norman F. Carver Jr.’s design career from its beginnings spent digging the basement to a Frank Lloyd Wright house to studying architecture at Yale in the early 1950s and setting up a successful practice in Kalamazoo, MI. 


Carver designed over 140 homes, winning three consecutive Architectural Record House of the Year Awards and a Silver Medal from the Architectural League of New York.


An accomplished writer and photographer, Carver founded Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal with his wife and went on to publish eight books on vernacular architecture from around the world. His first book ‘Form and Space in Japanese Architecture' is one of the most influential books on Japanese architecture ever.


Featuring Carver’s own superb original photographs, plans and sketches, and supplemented with new images, this book acts as a reference for his built works. Several houses have been lost to redevelopment in recent years, including the one pictured on the cover, and many others are at risk. This book will appeal to fans of mid century modern architecture, beautiful photography and amusing anecdotes from a life of adventure.

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