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Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers (Paperback)
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Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 20/09/2000
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Carter Wiseman presents an original, readable, and literate overview of the major figures, influential movements, and landmark buildings that have defined American architecture over the past hundred years. In a survey that is "as good . . . as anyone is likely to write . . . accurate in its facts, wise and fair in its judgments"(New York Times), he focuses to a large extent on architecture's makers--the commanding figures who by force of personality and sheer artistic ability indelibly influenced its progress: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Louis Kahn, Frank Gehry. The triumph of modernism; the growth of architectural preservation; the eclipse of the practical arts by money, theory, and abstraction; and the uncertain future of architecture in a country that celebrates both individualism and community are just some of the issues addressed in this highly praised work. Originally published in hardcover under the title Shaping a Nation.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393320541
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 236 x 178 x 23 mm

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