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Building Seagram

Author: Phyllis Lambert; Barry Bergdoll
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut ; London, England : Yale University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Seagram building rises over New York's Park Avenue, seeming to float above the street with perfect lines of bronze and glass. Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman's daughter Phyllis Lambert was twenty-seven years old when she took over the search for an architect and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Ouvrages illustrés
Named Person: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Philip Johnson; Samuel Bronfman; Phyllis Lambert; Samuel Bronfman; Philip Johnson; Phyllis Lambert; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Philip Johnson; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Lambert; Barry Bergdoll
ISBN: 9780300167672 0300167679
OCLC Number: 813392773
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Architecture) 2013
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword / Barry Bergdoll --
Prologue. Unlikely convergences --
A site and an architect for Seagram --
Mies van der Rohe's Ur-Building --
Richard Pare : plaza studies, 2000 and 2010 --
Union of building and plaza in the urban landscape --
Light : Philip Johnson's Stimmung --
Architecture and art allied --
Ironies in public life of architecture : regulation and the modern metropolis --
Sustaining architectural culture --
Epilogue. Changing hands Appendixes. 1. Phyllis Lambert to Samuel Bronfman, June 28, 1954 ; 2. Seagram Plaza installations and Seagram Gallery exhibitions --
3. Some conservation issues as remembered by Arvid Klein and Tom Stetz of Pasanella + Klein.
Responsibility: Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll.
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