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Before that, commercial buildings had to be low simply because no businessman
was going to live in daily peril of 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 shoe- last factory of 191 1, 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