Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change (Yale School of Architecture)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300121810: Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change (Yale School of Architecture)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Essays by Beatriz Colomina, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Mark Jarzombek, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Terence Riley, Vincent Scully, Michael Sorkin, Kazys Varnelis, Stanislaus von Moos, Ujjval Vyas, and Mark Wigley

Witty, wealthy, and well connected, the architect Philip Johnson was for years the most powerful figure in the cultural politics of his profession. As the Museum of Modern Art’s founding architecture curator in the early 1930s, he helped establish modernism in the United States; as the architect of New York’s AT&T building the Chippendale skyscraper” he gave postmodernism commercial viability on a large scale during the 1980s.

 

In this book, sixteen eminent voices in the architectural establishment present their ideas on Johnson, focusing on both his eclectic design approach and his vivid intellect. Among the topics covered are Johnson’s wide-ranging knowledge of art history, his endorsement of different versions of architectural modernism, his use of rhetoric and the mass media, his social persona, and his politics of patronage.

 

Owing perhaps to the control he exerted over critiques of his work, few scholarly treatments of Johnson exist. This unauthorized” account, the first in-depth study to follow his death, constitutes a milestone in the analysis of one of America’s most renowned architects.

 

 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Emmanuel Petit is assistant professor at the Yale School of Architecture.

From Publishers Weekly:

Responding to criticism of the skyscrapers he was building in 1983, Pritzker Prize–winning architect Philip Johnson (1906–2005) replied, "I am a whore." The 16 essayists in this volume, edited by Petit, assistant professor at Yale's School of Architecture—and originally presented in a symposium co-sponsored in 2006 by Yale and the Museum of Modern Art—tackle Johnson's "whoredom," his enormous influence as a curator and the mixed quality of his built legacy from historical, theoretical and sociological perspectives. The contributors admit, as Joan Ockman writes, that "his claim to fame may be his greatest claim to fame," and that few of his critics could be as truthful about his shortcomings as was the architect himself. His involvement with Father Coughlin's anti-Semitism in the 1930s runs through many of the essays, but so does admiration for the compound he developed in New Canaan, Conn., for his Glass House and other outlying buildings. One finishes this book with the feeling that Johnson is a case for further study, summed up by one essayist as the star of "a reality-TV show that ran longer than anyone could have imagined." 163 b&w and 53 color illus. (Feb. 24)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 70.00
US$ 37.25

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 13.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Emmanuel Petit, Robert A. M. Stern (foreword)
Published by Yale Univ Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
JuddSt.Pancras
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Seller Inventory # d453135

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0300121814 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1012750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Yale University Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Essays by Beatriz Colomina, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Mark Jarzombek, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Terence Riley, Vincent Scully, Michael Sorkin, Kazys Varnelis, Stanislaus von Moos, Ujjval Vyas, and Mark Wigley Witty, wealthy, and well connected, the architect Philip Johnson was for years the most powerful figure in the cultural politics of his profession. As the Museum of Modern Art s founding architecture curator in the early 1930s, he helped establish modernism in the United States; as the architect of New York s ATT building--the Chippendale skyscraper --he gave postmodernism commercial viability on a large scale during the 1980s. In this book, sixteen eminent voices in the architectural establishment present their ideas on Johnson, focusing on both his eclectic design approach and his vivid intellect. Among the topics covered are Johnson s wide-ranging knowledge of art history, his endorsement of different versions of architectural modernism, his use of rhetoric and the mass media, his social persona, and his politics of patronage. Owing perhaps to the control he exerted over critiques of his work, few scholarly treatments of Johnson exist. This unauthorized account, the first in-depth study to follow his death, constitutes a milestone in the analysis of one of America s most renowned architects. Seller Inventory # AAH9780300121810

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Yale University Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Essays by Beatriz Colomina, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Mark Jarzombek, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Terence Riley, Vincent Scully, Michael Sorkin, Kazys Varnelis, Stanislaus von Moos, Ujjval Vyas, and Mark Wigley Witty, wealthy, and well connected, the architect Philip Johnson was for years the most powerful figure in the cultural politics of his profession. As the Museum of Modern Art s founding architecture curator in the early 1930s, he helped establish modernism in the United States; as the architect of New York s ATT building--the Chippendale skyscraper --he gave postmodernism commercial viability on a large scale during the 1980s. In this book, sixteen eminent voices in the architectural establishment present their ideas on Johnson, focusing on both his eclectic design approach and his vivid intellect. Among the topics covered are Johnson s wide-ranging knowledge of art history, his endorsement of different versions of architectural modernism, his use of rhetoric and the mass media, his social persona, and his politics of patronage. Owing perhaps to the control he exerted over critiques of his work, few scholarly treatments of Johnson exist. This unauthorized account, the first in-depth study to follow his death, constitutes a milestone in the analysis of one of America s most renowned architects. Seller Inventory # AAH9780300121810

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 73.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Emmanuel Petit
Published by Yale University Press 2009-01-02, New Haven, Conn. |London (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press 2009-01-02, New Haven, Conn. |London, 2009. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780300121810

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Emmanuel Petit
Published by Yale University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2009. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WY-9780300121810

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Emmanuel J. Petit (Editor), Robert A. M. Stern (Foreword)
Published by Yale University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300121814

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Emmanuel Petit
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780300121810

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0300121814

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 90.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Petit, Emmanuel J. (Editor)/ Stern, Robert A. M. (Foreward By)
Published by Yale Univ Pr (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300121814 ISBN 13: 9780300121810
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 274 pages. 10.70x9.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0300121814

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds