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Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson / Hugh Howard.

Howard, Hugh, 1952- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 720.97309 HOW (Text) 31951004113681 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 720.973 HOWARD (Text) 33946003163958 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620403754
  • ISBN: 1620403757
  • Physical Description: x, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The master and the maestro -- Part I: a meeting of minds -- Two conversations -- Plotting a comeback -- European travels -- Part II: The MOMA moment -- The new museum -- An invitation issued -- Wright vs. Johnson -- The show must go on -- Part III: Acting out their antagonism -- The banks of Bear Run -- Politics and art -- Wright's Manhattan project -- Philip comes out classical -- The whiskey bottle and the teapot -- Epilogue: A friendly wrangle.
Summary, etc.: "In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious--and not always admiring--relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history. In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building--this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 > Friends and associates.
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 > Criticism and interpretation.
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 > Friends and associates.
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 > Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture > United States > History > 20th century.
ARCHITECTURE > History > General.
HISTORY > Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Artists, Architects, Photographers.
ARCHITECTURE > History > Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ARCHITECTURE > History > Contemporary (1945- )
Johnson, Philip 1906-2005
Wright, Frank Lloyd 1887-1959
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Freundschaft
USA

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