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Author Filler, Martin, 1948-

Title Makers of modern architecture / Martin Filler

Published New York : New York Review Books, 2007


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Description xviii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Series New York Review Collection
New York Review collection.
Contents 1. Louis Sullivan -- 2. Frank Lloyd Wright -- 3. Charles Rennie Mackintosh -- 4. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -- 5. Le Corbusier -- 6. Alvar Aalto -- 7. Charles and Ray Eames -- 8. Louis Kahn -- 9. Philip Johnson -- 10. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown -- 11. Frank Gehry -- 12. Richard Meier -- 13. Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti -- 14. Norman Foster -- 15. Renzo Piano -- 16. Daniel Libeskind / David Childs -- 17. Santiago Calatrava
Summary "Everyone knows what modern architecture looks like, but few understand how this revolutionary new form of building emerged little more than a century ago or what its aesthetic, social, even spiritual aspirations were. Martin Filler offers insights into this unprecedented cultural transformation. From Louis Sullivan, father of the skyscraper, to Frank Gehry, magician of the post-millennial museum, Filler emphasizes how their force of personality has had a decisive effect on everything from how we inhabit our homes to how we shape our cities." "Surveying such current urban design sagas as the reconstruction of Ground Zero and the reunification of Berlin, Filler also trains his sharp eye on some of the biggest names in architecture today, puncturing more than one overinflated reputation while identifying the true masters who are now building for the ages."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "A New York Review collection"--Jkt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architects -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2007004176
ISBN 9781590172278 hardback : ; alk. paper
1590172272 hardback : ; alk. paper