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Before that, commercial buildings had to below simply because no businessman
was going to live in daily perilof heart attack by trudging up six flights of stairs.) A
steel frame, however, would dispense with mass. All substances deflect when ...
Every architect could say to his client, 'I can do a building cheaper than I did for
you last year, because now I have a religion' – flat roof, factory made curtain walls
, a rationalization for cheapness.” This fallout from his ideas was not, however, ...
In his precocious design for the Fagus shoelast factory of 1911, probably the
most “advanced” building of any sort put up in Europe before the Great War,
Gropius not only reduced the wall to a glass skin stretched between columns—he
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review