Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture Of Vladimir Ossipoff

byKarla BrittonEditorDean SakamotoForeword byKenneth Frampton

March 31, 2015|
Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture Of Vladimir Ossipoff by Karla Britton
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An illuminating study of the architecture of one of the 20th century’s most important tropical modernists

Vladimir Ossipoff (1907–1998), known as the “master of Hawaiian architecture,” was at the forefront of the postwar phenomenon known as tropical modernism. Although he practiced at a time of rapid growth and social change in Hawai`i, Ossipoff criticized large-scale development and advocated environmentally sensitive designs, developing a distinctive form of architecture appropriate to the lush topography, microclimates, and vernacular traditions of the Hawaiian islands.


This stunning book, now available for the first time in paperback, surveys Ossipoff’s buildings, which demonstrate a striking interplay of indoor and outdoor space, as well as a vibrant and glamorous architectural style that has proven delightfully particular to its place and durable over time.

Dean Sakamoto, principal of Dean Sakamoto Architects/SHADE Group, is based in Honolulu, Hawai`i and New Haven, Connecticut. Karla Britton is lecturer in architectural history at the Yale School of Architecture. 
Title:Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture Of Vladimir Ossipoff
Product dimensions:304 pages, 10.5 X 9.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 10.5 X 9.5 X 0.68 in
Published:March 31, 2015
Publisher:Yale University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300214161

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