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Appliance House (Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism)

Nicholson, Ben

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ISBN 10: 0262640260 / ISBN 13: 9780262640268
Published by The MIT Press, 1990
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Hardcover DJ with large tear on top front at spine and front fold. Previous owner sticker on inside front cover (architectural firm). Previous owner inked name on front free page. Name is Craig W. Hartman, an architect and the Design Partner of the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill San Francisco, California office. His most prominent work includes the Cathedral of Christ the Light for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland. It is the first cathedral in the world built entirely in the 21st century. He also completed the International Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport, The Harvard University Northwest Science Building, and the new US Embassy in Beijing. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000006734

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Title: Appliance House (Chicago Institute of ...

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Ben Nicholson's work reflects the concerns of a generation educated and influenced by Daniel Libeskind and John Hejduk but establishes a highly individual search for rigor, precision, and craftsmanship in architecture. Here he analyzes the structure and form of everyday objects such as appliances and bread tags to construct the theoretical and physical framework for an Appliance House, a shelter from Sub-Urban life, a receptacle for all the forgotten objects of society. This book brings together numerous sketches, pencil drawings, color collages, and models that provide a detailed account of this unique four­year project.

Ben Nicholson completed Appliance House as a Fellow of the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism.

About the Author:

Ben Nicholson is Studio Professor of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology and author of The Appliance House.

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