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Author Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, author

Title James Stirling : revisionary modernist / Amanda Reeser Lawrence
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]


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Description ix, 237 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Rationalizing Jaoul: Ham Common -- Discovering history: Churchill College -- An "expressive" functionalism: Leicester Engineering -- One enormous gesture: the Florey Building -- Recollecting forward: Düsseldorf -- The remains of modernism: Roma Interrotta
Summary James Stirling was one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century. His formally inventive yet historically informed designs inspired a generation of architects in his native England and throughout the world. James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist provides an in-depth study of the architect's most important work. Amanda Reeser Lawrence focuses on six projects from the early 1950s through the late 1970s, offering formal analyses of buildings and drawings while also mapping Stirling's role in a broader architectural and cultural context. Though it is widely held that Stirling took a mid-career turn toward postmodernism, Lawrence shows that he was undeniably modern throughout his career. She clarifies how Stirling understood modernism as inextricably linked to the past and placed his own work in what he termed a "dialogue with architectural tradition."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Stirling, James (James Frazer)
Stirling, James (James Frazer) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architects -- Great Britain.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture)
Author Stirling, James (James Frazer). Works. Selections. 2012
LC no. 2012003771
ISBN 030017005X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300170054 (cloth : alk. paper)