The Oral History of Modern Architecture

John Peter

Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, 1994
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The Oral History of Modern Architecture by John Peter. Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, NY, 1994. 1st Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 4to. Condition: V-Fine in Good- DJ. CD envelope never opened. 320 pgs + CD. ISBN 0810936690. This appealing and unprecedented book with compact disc tells the story of the development of modern architecture in the words of the people who created it. Comprised of interviews conducted over 40 years with more than 60 of the best architects and engineers. 200 photos. Interviews with the Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century. The enclosed CK features interviews with: Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Walter Groupius, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Le Corbrusier, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Pier Luigi Nervi, Richard Neutra, Oscar Niemeyer, J J P Oud, I M Pei, Eero Saarinen, Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Illsutrated with black and white photographs. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 14362. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This unprecedented book and accompanying compact disc tell the story of modern architecture in the words of the people who created it. Based on interviews conducted over the course of 40 years with more than 60 of the world's most prominent architects and engineers, the volume is both an invaluable oral history and a broadly appealing look at the development of the modern style, animated by the architects' own observations, opinions, anecdotes, and humor.
The architects' words and the author's brief comments are accompanied by 200 black-and-white photographs of the landmarks of modern architecture, including plans, sketches, and models. Each has a brief explanatory caption that augments information in the text. Large, original candid portraits of the architects - taken at the time of the interview - add to the personal and conversational nature of the book.

From Publishers Weekly: Featuring conversations with some 70 architects, taped mostly between 1953 and 1966, this handsome volume lives up to its title as a comprehensive oral history. Extended interviews with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Oscar Niemeyer, Louis Kahn, Jose Luis Sert and I.M. Pei are prefaced by a medley of voices of 60 architects from around the world. Their articulate talks reflect the international scope of modern architecture and the extent to which many architects were influenced by modernist painting and sculpture. Accompanied by photographs of the architects and their works, these interviews mirror early modernism's social conscience, its conviction that city planning and simplified design could improve the collective well-being. The CD accompanying the volume includes excerpts from interviews with the 10 architects as well as Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Pier Luigi Nervi, Kenzo Tange, J.J.P. Oud and Richard Neutra. Peter's previous books include Masters of Modern Architecture. Architect's and Designer's Book Service main selection; McGraw-Hill Architect's Book Club alternate.
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Title: The Oral History of Modern Architecture
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Hardback
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st edition.

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