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Author Protess, Dan.

Title 10 buildings that changed America / written by Dan Protess with Geoffrey Baer
Published Chicago : Midway, an Agate Imprint, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (144 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Virginia State Capitol -- Trinity Church -- Wainwright Building -- Robie House -- Highland Park Ford Plant -- Southdale Center -- Seagram Building -- Dulles International Airport -- Vanna Venturi House -- Walt Disney Concert Hall
Summary "10 Buildings that Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this book examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time. Also profiled are Americans less noted for their architectural acumen, but no less significant for their contributions to the field. Thomas Jefferson, a self-taught architect, is profiled for designing the iconic Virginia State Capitol. Taking its inspiration from ancient Rome, America's first major public building forged a philosophical link between America and the world's earliest democracies. We see the legacy of the architects profiled like Mies van der Rohe or H.H. Richardson all around us: in the homes where we live, the offices where we work, our public buildings, and our houses of worship. 10 Buildings is the ideal collection to detail the flashes of inspiration from these architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Companion to the PBS special."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture and society -- United States.
Architecture -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Baer, Geoffrey.
ISBN 1572847247 (electronic bk.)
9781572847248 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Ten buildings that changed America