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In a brick or stone wall, by contrast, the wall had to carry the load. You could put
up a balloon frame in a fraction of the time it took to build a brick or a stone wall,
or do the laborious hewing, notching, and chinking on a log cabin. No special ...
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, ...
That one phrase condenses his passion for the Pentelic marble, the whitewashed
Aegean walls and crystalline sea-light, amid whose Doric antiquity so much of
Corbusier's imagination was shaped when he was young. No mature building of
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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