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10 buildings that changed America /

by Protess, Dan; Baer, Geoffrey.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : Midway, [2013]; ©2013Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781572841352 (hardback) :; 1572841354 (hardback).Title notes: $35.00 8-2013 (db)Other title: Ten buildings that changed America.Subject(s): Architecture -- United States | Architecture and society -- United States | ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments | ARCHITECTURE -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945) | ARCHITECTURE -- History -- Contemporary (1945- ) | PHOTOGRAPHY -- Subjects & Themes -- Architectural & Industrial
Contents:
Virginia State Capitol -- Trinity Church -- Wainwright Building -- Robie House -- Highland Park Ford Plant -- Southdale Center -- Seagram Building -- Dulles International Airport -- Vanna Venturi House -- Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Summary: "10 Buildings that Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this book examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time. Also profiled are Americans less noted for their architectural acumen, but no less significant for their contributions to the field. Thomas Jefferson, a self-taught architect, is profiled for designing the iconic Virginia State Capitol. Taking its inspiration from ancient Rome, America's first major public building forged a philosophical link between America and the world's earliest democracies. We see the legacy of the architects profiled like Mies van der Rohe or H.H. Richardson all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices where we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. 10 Buildings is the ideal collection to detail the flashes of inspiration from these architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
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10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society.<br> <br> From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this book examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time. Also profiled are Americans less noted for their architectural acumen, but no less significant for their contributions to the field. Thomas Jefferson, a self-taught architect, is profiled for designing the iconic Virginia State Capitol. Taking itsinspiration from ancient Rome, America's first major public building forged a philosophical link between America and the world's earliest democracies.<br> <br> We see the legacy of the architects profiled like Mies van der Rohe or H.H. Richardson all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices where we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. 10 Buildings is the ideal collection to detail the flashes of inspiration from these architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape.<br>

$35.00 8-2013 (db)

Virginia State Capitol -- Trinity Church -- Wainwright Building -- Robie House -- Highland Park Ford Plant -- Southdale Center -- Seagram Building -- Dulles International Airport -- Vanna Venturi House -- Walt Disney Concert Hall.

"10 Buildings that Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this book examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time. Also profiled are Americans less noted for their architectural acumen, but no less significant for their contributions to the field. Thomas Jefferson, a self-taught architect, is profiled for designing the iconic Virginia State Capitol. Taking its inspiration from ancient Rome, America's first major public building forged a philosophical link between America and the world's earliest democracies. We see the legacy of the architects profiled like Mies van der Rohe or H.H. Richardson all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices where we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. 10 Buildings is the ideal collection to detail the flashes of inspiration from these architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape"-- Provided by publisher.

"Companion to the PBS special."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-139) and index.

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