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Raphael Soriano

Wolfgang Wagener

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ISBN 10: 0714840637 / ISBN 13: 9780714840635
Published by Phaidon Press, 2002
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Raphael Soriano

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Raphael Soriano (1907-88) was one of the early Case Study architects working in postwar Los Angeles and a talented advocate of the new building materials and construction techniques developed at the time. Soriano was a significant member of this informal gang of architects that also included Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra and Craig Ellwood. Though not as familiar a name now, Soriano was a major influence on his colleagues and was rediscovered by today's practitioners for his innovative use of steel and aluminum and his early interest in low-cost, prefabricated structures. This is the first monograph on Soriano, providing a comprehensive study of the architect's life and oeuvre. It includes detailed descriptions of thirty key Soriano buildings, and a listing of Complete Works that documents for the first time every known project in Soriano's archive. More than twenty of Soriano's buildings have been destroyed and many others remodelled beyond recognition; this book offers the only published record of these important works.

Wolfgang Wagener is an architect and has written articles on twentieth-century modern architecture. Since 1997 he has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Wolfgang Wagener is an architect who has written numerous articles on twentieth-century modern architecture. Since 1997 he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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