New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. First edition. Decorated Boards. Quarto, pp. 208, illustrated with b/w drawings, and b/w and color photographs. As New. Item #19817
This is the first book on the life and architecture of Wenche Selmer (1920-1998), one of the few women who gained prominence among European architects in the mid-20th century. Fourteen of her beautiful wooden cabins and houses are featured in detailed descriptions, plans, and a wealth of archival images and newly commissioned color photography. These are houses that, while thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted, were meant first and foremost to be lived in, and it is this accommodation of high design and livability that is largely responsible for their universal appeal.