In this anthology of his writings, spanning over sixty years of his professional career, Fitch's incisive ideas and observations on a range of subjects are brought to light in a single, readable volume. Whether a lament of the loss of functionalism in the wake of modernism, a celebration of the architectural perfection embodied in the University of Virginia campus, or an appeal to architects to heed factors of climate and environment in their designs, Fitch's essays are both provocative and pragmatic and always deeply rooted in the human element. In the face of contemporary concerns such as suburban sprawl, energy expenditure, and environmental degradation, Fitch's writings resonate today more than ever.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 632 g
Dimensions: 216 x 155 x 28 mm
"Preservationists (and others) should take a breather from their daily tasks and read this book. They'll learn where they came from and might be heading." -- Architectural Record
"[E]rudite, thoughtfully composed essays... . Recommended." -- L. M. Bliss, San Diego State University - Choice