James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist

by Amanda Reeser Lawrence

Yale University Press | February 12, 2013 | Hardcover

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James Stirling (1926–1992) was one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century. His formally inventive yet historically informed designs inspired a generation of architects in his native England and throughout the world. James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist is the first in-depth, book-length analysis of the architect's work. Amanda Reeser Lawrence focuses on six of Stirling's projects from the early 1950s through the late 1970s, offering detailed formal analysis of the buildings and drawings while also mapping his relationship to a broader architectural and cultural context. Though it is widely held that Stirling took a mid-career turn toward postmodernism, Lawrence shows that he was undeniably modern throughout his career. She clarifies the ways in which Stirling understood modernism as inextricably linked to the past and placed his own work in what he termed a "dialogue with architectural tradition."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 248 pages, 10 × 7.25 × 0.98 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 030017005X

ISBN - 13: 9780300170054

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James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist

James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist

by Amanda Reeser Lawrence

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 248 pages, 10 × 7.25 × 0.98 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 030017005X

ISBN - 13: 9780300170054

From the Publisher

James Stirling (1926–1992) was one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century. His formally inventive yet historically informed designs inspired a generation of architects in his native England and throughout the world. James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist is the first in-depth, book-length analysis of the architect's work. Amanda Reeser Lawrence focuses on six of Stirling's projects from the early 1950s through the late 1970s, offering detailed formal analysis of the buildings and drawings while also mapping his relationship to a broader architectural and cultural context. Though it is widely held that Stirling took a mid-career turn toward postmodernism, Lawrence shows that he was undeniably modern throughout his career. She clarifies the ways in which Stirling understood modernism as inextricably linked to the past and placed his own work in what he termed a "dialogue with architectural tradition."

About the Author

Amanda Reeser Lawrence is assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Northeastern University and is founding coeditor of Praxis: A Journal of Writing + Building.

Editorial Reviews

“an admirably close analysis of both Stirling’s work and decades of its critical reception."—Metropolis