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Edward Durell Stone

Modernism's Populist Architect

Συγγραφέας: Hunting Mary Anne
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393733013
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 176
Διαστάσεις: 26x2x22
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Edward Durell Stone"

Framed between the Great Depression and the oil embargo of the early 1970s, the distinguished career of the native Arkansan is represented on four continents, in thirteen foreign countries, and in thirty-two states-his masterpiece the American Embassy chancery (1953-59) in New Delhi, India. Recognized in his prime as one of the nation's most sought-after architects, Stone's vast and prestigious workload brought prosperity on a scale rare in architecture in his time; after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, some supporters thought Stone seemed destined to take the place of his personal hero and close friend as the great national architect. But Stone also drew divergent reactions. Such International Style buildings as his Museum of Modern Art (1935-39) in New York City, an austere, unornamented volume, won critical approval; in contrast, his monumental postwar architecture-the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1958-71) in Washington, DC, among the best known-exposed popular tastes by offering a broader definition of Modernism inclusive of decoration. Enhanced interest in Stone's architecture has been spurred by the reconsideration of a number of his buildings. The former Gallery of Modern Art (1958-64) at 2 Columbus Circle in New York City, which was lost to a near complete makeover, stimulated vigorous and at times contentious discussion that made evident the need for an objective reassessment. His legacy-of giving form to the aspirations of the emerging consumer culture and of reconciling Modernism with the dynamism of the age-is established in Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Hunting Mary Anne
ISBN: 9780393733013
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 26/11/2012
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 176
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 825 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 26x2x22 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 125 illustrations

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