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The Resource Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Hugh Howard

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

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Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
Title
Architecture's odd couple
Title remainder
Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Howard
Title variation
Architectures odd couple
Title variation remainder
Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
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
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10492351
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DLC
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1952-
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Howard, Hugh
Dewey number
720.973/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.W7
LC item number
H685 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Johnson, Philip
  • Johnson, Philip
  • Architecture
  • 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-)
Target audience
adult
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Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
Label
Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Hugh Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-320) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
918283564
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403754
Lccn
2015042135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Hugh Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
918283564
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620403754
Lccn
2015042135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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