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Tradition and invention in architecture : conversations and essays

Author: Robert A M Stern; Cynthia C Davidson
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut ; London : Yale University Press, [2011] © 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among practicing architects today, perhaps only Robert A.M. Stern once contemplated a career as a historian, an interest that has informed both his built work and his writings. Tradition and Invention in Architecture brings together 26 of Stern's essays and conversations from the past five decades. Topics range from modern classicism, American housing, gardens, and New York City to the work of Norman Foster, Louis  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert A M Stern; Robert A M Stern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A M Stern; Cynthia C Davidson
ISBN: 9780300181159 0300181159
OCLC Number: 753351122
Description: 189 pages : illustrations, maps, plans, facsimiles ; 26 cm
Contents: Regionalism and the continuity of tradition --
What the classical can do for the modern --
Designing the American dream --
Housing America: 1920-1929 --
Architecture and place --
The suburban alternative for the "middle city" --
In praise of invented towns --
Landscape and gardens: a conversation --
The fall and rise of New York: trends and travesties in the service of community pride --
The Buell Center: an interview --
The modern architecture symposia: an interview --
The relevance of a decade: 1929-1939 --
Television and architecture: notes on Pride of place --
An architect's impressions of France --
Buildings and brands --
Rationalism and romanticism in the domestic architecture of George Howe --
Robert Moses as architect --
On Philip Johnson --
Remembering Louis Kahn --
Charles Moore: the architect running in place --
Norman foster at Yale --
Principles and values.
Responsibility: Robert A.M. Stern ; edited by Cynthia Davidson.

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Brings together essays and conversations that cover topics ranging from modern classicism, American housing, gardens, and New York City to the work of Norman Foster, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore, and  Read more...

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