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The case of the Case Study House

June 29, 2009 |  6:04 pm

CaseStudy Whose architecture is it anyway?

When a homeowner-to-be gives his or her vision to an architect, no one really thinks about who owns the idea. Unless the home is a classic.

In Saturday's Times, behind all of the in-depth Michael Jackson coverage, was the story about the Stahl family's home, a.k.a. Case Study House No. 22, designed by Pierre Koenig and famously photographed by Julius Shulman (detail at left).  Barbara Thornburg unweaves the compelling tale here.

-- Sherry Stern

Photo credit: J. Paul Getty Trust