He was an unpretentious, elegant man who dressed in color-coordinating silk slacks and shirts, stood on his head twice a day, swam often in his pool, and lived to be 95 years old. Albert Frey was the first architect in America to work with Le Corbusier.
The work of modern architect Albert Frey (1903-98) is beautifully presented in this volume on his life and work. Frey arrived in the United States in 1930, the first of Le Corbusier's disciples to begin building in America. In 1934 he moved to Palm Springs, California, where he established the style that we now know as desert modernism, and where most of his work still stands.
This book traces Alden Dow's life and work as well as the intensely personal philosophy that governed everything he did: houses, churches, schools, business and civic structures, and even a new town in Texas. Dow changed the face of his hometown of Midland, Michigan, leaving more than one hundred buildings, including his Home and Studio, a National Historic Landmark. 185 color and 220 black-and-white illustrations.
Perhaps no other great modern architect has been linked to a native country as closely as Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). Critics have argued that the essence of Finland flows, as if naturally, into his quasi-organic forms, ranging from such buildings as the Baker House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to iconic 20th-century designs, including his Savoy vase and bent-plywood stacking stools.
This beautiful, authoritative book celebrates great American residential design. Its wide-ranging content highlights the most important works by the influential architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Ant Farm 1968-1978 Lewallen & Seid
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This richly illustrated book, created to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name, provides a fascinating critical overview of Ant Farm, the radical architecture collective that brought us Cadillac Ranch, Media Burn, and The Eternal Frame. Established by several young renegade architects in 1968, Ant Farm was a collaborative art and design group eager to bring to its practice a revolutionary spirit more consistent with the times.
The complete designs of Joseph Esherick, one of San Francisco's foremost architects from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Esherick is best known for high-profile public buildings, such as The Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf, the 1968 re-imagining of the old Del Monte cannery that is one of the earliest examples of adaptive re-use of industrial buildings, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He also produced a laudable stream of truly classic California homes, influenced less by fashion than by the demands of climate, social structure and suitable technology. A beautifully illustrated book from the distinguished UC Berkeley Landscape Design series.
From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-20th-century America.
"Architecture" offers a thorough introduction to the entire field of architecture, outlining the steps that are normally taken in becoming a qualified architect, from initial education right through to professional practice, as well as how to apply this architectural training in other fields.