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Assouline Parties Down With Frank Gehry in Brentwood

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Publisher Assouline held a party last night for Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, a new book by former House & Garden editor Dominique Browning and photographer Lucy Gilmour. Twenty homes made the cut, including Frank Gehry's Schnabel House in Brentwood, the Lautner Elrod House in Palm Springs, and Greene and Greene's Gamble home in Pasadena. The Huffington Post has some photos from the event, which was held at the Schnabel House in Brentwood. And hey, Frank Gehry was on hand. And during his comments to the audience, Gehry made reference to that recent Vanity Fair list, the one that put his Bilbao Guggenheim Museum as the most important building of the last 30 years. Remember how all those architects voted for themselves in the competition? From how Gehry paints it, it sounds like the architects didn't know the forms they filled out for Vanity Fair would be published in their entirety. "Some people voted for themselves," said Gehry. "Thank god I didn't!" This may explain why everyone came off looking so vain. [Curbed Staff]

In no order, the 20 homes in Living Architecture...:

Kaufmann House, Richard Neutra

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright

Moore House, Charles Moore

Grotta House, Richard Meier

Norman Fisher House, Louis Kahn

House of Earth and Light,. Marwan Al-Sayed

Vizcaya, Francis Burral Hoffman and Paul Chaflin

Hooper House II, Marcel Breuer

Schindler House, Rudolph Schindler

Farnsworth House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Gamble House, Greene and Greene

Vanna Venturi, Robert Venturi

Reno House, Ricardo Legorreta

Putterman House, Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Saarinen House, Eliel Saarinen

Elrod House, John Lautner

Gwathmey House, Charles Gwathmey

Cohen House, Paul Rudolph

De Menil House, Philip Johnson

Schnabel House, Frank Gehry

· Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century [Assouline]