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John Portman (AIA Press First Printing)

Riani, Paolo; Paul Goldberger, Interviewer

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ISBN 10: 1558350292 / ISBN 13: 9781558350298
Published by Gaithersburg, MD.: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Interview of John Portman by Pulitzer winner Paul Goldberger. Principal photography by Michael Portman and Timothy Hursley. American Institute of Architects Press, 1990 First Edition, First Printing. Condition: As new/As new. Heavy, oversized, brand-new looing book. Black clothboards; corners sharp. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, unread; illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Text is in English and Italian. Plates are in black-and-white and color. Unclipped glossy pictorial dust jacket with original price on flap; very slight shelfwear else flawless; now protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 121125-6

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Title: John Portman (AIA Press First Printing)

Publisher: Gaithersburg, MD.: American Institute of Architects Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Portman (b.1924) is one of the most important architects of recent years and one of the significant voices in international late modern design (his lavish Hyatts revived the 19th-century tradition of the grand hotel). This oversize (10x14"), bilingual (English/Italian) volume describes and illustrates 26 of Portman's projects, including the architect's furniture, sculpture, and paintings, as well as his buildings. Includes 306 photographs (255 in color), floor plans, sections, renderships, chronology, and an interview with Postman. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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John Portman is an architect and artist whose influence has reshaped the skyline of cities internationally, particularly that of his hometown, Atlanta. His architectural firm was established in 1953, and the 800-room Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, which opened in 1967, introduced the world's first modern atrium hotel, a model which radically changed the industry. In the 1980s, Portman began painting and creating sculptures that are on view in his buildings and homes. In October 2009, an exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will feature Portman's fine art as well as projects from throughout his career.

John Portman: Art and Architecture, including an essay by eminent architecture critic Paul Goldberger, will consider selected architectural and development projects, from early works in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Peachtree Center complex, to landmark hotels throughout the world, to vast mixed-use developments that sparked the rejuvenation of major cities (Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, Shanghai Centre in Shanghai, and Marina Square in Singapore), to exciting recent buildings in Korea and China.

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