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American glamour and the evolution of modern architecture

Author: Alice T Friedman
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alice Friedman argues that the aesthetics of mid-20th century modern architecture reflect an increasing fascination with 'glamour', a term used in those years to characterise objects, people, & experiences as luxurious, expressive & even magical.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice T Friedman
ISBN: 9780300116540 0300116543
OCLC Number: 711955058
Description: 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. The stylish style : Philip Johnson and the many faces of modern architecture --
2. Palm Springs eternal : Richard Neutra's Kaufmann desert house --
3. Eero Saarinen : modern architecture for the American century --
4. "Just get me plenty of glamour" : Morris Lapidus's Miami beach hotels --
5. Mount Sinai in the suburbs : Frank Lloyd Wright's Temple Beth Sholom in context --
Conclusion. To postmodernism and back again.
Responsibility: Alice T. Friedman.

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