The Autobiography of an Idea

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Courier Corporation, Mar 14, 2012 - Architecture - 384 pages
4 Reviews
The famous American architect's fascinating look at the early years of his pioneering work, which led to his being called the "father of the skyscraper." Includes a wealth of projects, insights, and evaluations, as well as 34 plates. An essential tool in gaining an understanding of the roots of modern American architecture.

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User Review  - Paul Skinner - Goodreads

Poorly written, third person? I skimmed through, just couldn't force myself to read it, the horror. Although a very influential architect, not a writer. I can't believe I bought this book. Read that he had some influence over Ayn Rand, so if you like her, you might be able to stomach this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Eve - Goodreads

Despite my high rating, I'm not at all surprised to see a lot of people who disagree. In many ways it's an odd and bewildering book: an autobiography told in the third person, full of purple prose ... Read full review

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