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"Symbolic essence" and other writings on modern architecture and American culture

Author: William H Jordy; Mardges Bacon; Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Jordy; Mardges Bacon; Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
ISBN: 0300094493 9780300094497
OCLC Number: 954744239
Notes: "A Buell Center/Columbia Book of Architecture."
Description: XI, 315 p. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. American history and visual culture. Two temperaments in history: scientific and literary (1951) --
American architecture between World's Fairs: Richardson, Sullivan, and McKim (1983) --
Four approaches to regionalism in the visual arts of the 1930s (1977) --
The Tennessee Valley Authority: lessons for the present and future (1993) --
Fiasco at Willow Run (1943) --
Part II. The arc of European modernism. The symbolic essence of modern European architecture of the twenties and its continuing influence (1963) --
The international style in the 1930s (1965) --
<"I am alone": Le Corbusier, bathrooms, and airplanes (1983) --
William Lescaze reconsidered (1984) --
The aftermath of the Bauhaus in America: Gropius, Mies, and Breuer (1968) --
Part III. The historian as critic: formal perspectives on American architecture after 1945. Seagram assessed (1958) --
Medical research building for the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1961) --
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire (1974) --
Robert Venturi and the decorated shed (1985) --
Bank of China tower (1991).
Responsibility: William H. Jordy ; edited by Mardges Bacon for the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.

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