Twentieth Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers by Carter WisemanTwentieth Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers by Carter Wiseman

Twentieth Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers

byCarter Wiseman

Paperback | August 31, 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.
Title:Twentieth Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their MakersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.28 × 7.16 × 0.86 inPublished:August 31, 2000Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393320545

ISBN - 13:9780393320541

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Carter Wiseman offers one of the clearest written, comprehensive and stylish studies of American architecture available with this beautifully illustrated and broad-scoped survey. By focusing on the individuals whose ideas shaped some of the world’s most recognizable skylines, Twentieth-Century American Architecture personalises the building and design trends that swept the United States between the late 1930s to the present, discussing the contributions of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Louis Kahn, Frank Gerhry among others.