"Symbolic Essence" and Other Writings on Modern Architecture and American Culture

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Architecture - 315 pages
"Historian and architectural critic William H. Jordy (1917-1997) significantly shaped the way we understand the character and meaning of modern architecture and American culture. This collection of his thought-provoking essays encompasses Jordy's entire career and includes his signature essay, "The Symbolic Essence of Modern Architecture of the Twenties and Its Continuing Influence." The collection also contains critical writings on works by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venturi, as well as less well-known pieces and one previously unpublished text."--BOOK JACKET.

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William H. Jordy was Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor Emeritus of Art History at Brown University, where he taught for many years.

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