Architecture 1949-1965

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966 - Architecture - 115 pages

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Text by Henry Russell-Hitchcock; 115 pages, color illustrations, complete with architectural plans
Published on the occasion of Philip
Johnson’s sixtieth birthday, this well-composed and superbly illustrated book is a celebration of his principal works. With an introduction by the distinguished historian Henry Russell-Hitchcock, the text chronologically explains Johnson’s lifelong devotion to architecture, his dignified and pioneering spirit, and his indisputable influence on 20th century design. Hitchcock’s essay is firmly grounded by comparisons to Johnson’s predecessors and contemporaries, and facilitates a valuable understanding of his place in the history of architecture. The background information is supplemented by a detailed chronology and bibliography of Johnson’s writings. The handsomely printed color images are typically displayed opposite the architectural plan to provide both an abstract and a tangible sense of the buildings, conceptually and environmentally. By limiting the scope to Johnson’s most fruitful sixteen-year period, this volume provides an in-depth, and visually fascinating look at many important landmarks of mid-century American and European architecture. carries Philip Johnson: Architecture 1949-1965


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