Beautiful houses can be remarkable works of art in themselves: On more than 1,000 pages, this volume presents the highlights of modern living culture, designed and furnished by renowned architects and designers. Plentiful color photographs, artful and intriguing in themselves, portray houses that blend clear lines and organic forms with their natural surroundings to form a harmonious whole. Their interior spaces incorporate glass and stone, metal and wood in creative design solutions that are ultra-current, inspired by Mediterranean lightness and the understated elegance of Far Eastern room decor. Informative text and detailed floor plans and elevations complement the illustrations. This book is a genuine pleasure for all fans of modern architecture and contemporary design.