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Structures of our time : 31 buildings that changed modern life

Author: Roger Shepherd
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
Series: Architectural record book.
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This text examines 31 structures that have won the American Institute of Architect's 25-year Award. It examines how their designers conceived the project and how they view them now, how its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Shepherd
ISBN: 0071369694 9780071369695
OCLC Number: 795275996
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: See attached list of architects and buildings. Each will be fully illustrated by then and now photography, drawings, and renderings, and there will be accompanying essays on the building's influence on style, interiors, its community, technology, culture, and practice. Architect, client, and user comments will be included. Thematic organization is tentatively as follows: Preface; Architecture and American Life; Modernism, American Style: The Birth of the Glass Box; Horizontal Modernism: Saarinen and the Corporate Campus; The Way We Live: Architecture and American Culture; Defining Community: Architecture as Icon; Creating Community: Urban Space and the Quality of Life; Designing for People: Elevating the User Experience; Where Natural and Built Worlds Meet: The Beginnings of Environmental Design; Sublime Innovation: The Intersection of Beauty and Technology; Teaching Old Building Types New Tricks: Redefining Architecture and American Life
Series Title: Architectural record book.
Responsibility: Roger Shepherd.

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