Download PDF by Hugh Howard: Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip

By Hugh Howard

ISBN-10: 1620403757

ISBN-13: 9781620403754

In architectural phrases, the 20 th century will be mostly summed up with names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867–1959) all started it along with his romantic prairie variety; Johnson (1906–2005) introduced down the curtain along with his spare postmodernist experiments. among them, they outfitted essentially the most trendy and mentioned structures in American history.

Differing substantially of their perspectives on structure, Wright and Johnson shared a stressed creativity, huge, immense air of mystery, and an outspokenness that made every one guy impossible to resist to the media. frequently publicly at odds, they have been the 20th century's flint and metal; their repeated encounters always trigger sparks. but as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard indicates, their contention was once additionally a fruitful inventive dialog, person who yielded new instructions for either males. It used to be no longer regardless of yet quite as a result of their contentious--and no longer constantly admiring--relationship that they have been capable so powerfully to steer history.

In Architecture's ordinary Couple, Howard deftly strains the historic threads connecting the 2 males and provides readers a special point of view at the period they so enlivened with their designs. that includes the various constructions that outlined glossy space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass apartment to the Seagram Building--this booklet offers an arresting portrait of contemporary architecture's atypical couple and the way they formed the yank panorama via shaping every one other.

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