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Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture
Carole Rifkind (au). Takes readers on an tour through half a century of design in this comprehensive & lavishly illus. book. Demonstrates the interplay between form & function, & how the uses of space, mass, materials, & ornament have evolved to produce the structures that surround us today. Examines structures as varied as private homes & public housing, museums, religious & educational edifices, shopping centers, malls, & office buildings, making this the most thorough, comprehensive review of Amer. architecture to be pub. since WW2. Analyzes the contributions of more than 200 architects, as well as the political & economic forces that influenced their work. Filled with over 400 photos & line drawings. “An essential ref. for both casual observers & serious scholars.”
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