Architecture and Medicine: I.M. Pei Designs the Kirklin Clinic

Architecture and Medicine: I.M. Pei Designs the Kirklin Clinic

by Aaron Betsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819188786

ISBN-13: 9780819188786

Pub. Date: 03/24/1993

Publisher: University Press of America

The Kirklin Clinic, in Birmingham, Alabama, is the first freestanding medical building designed by one of America's most significant modern architects, I.M. Pei. The text, written by architectural critic and historian Aaron Betsky, is based on interviews with the architect and the surgeon whose vision it was to create this world-class clinic. The story of the

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The Kirklin Clinic, in Birmingham, Alabama, is the first freestanding medical building designed by one of America's most significant modern architects, I.M. Pei. The text, written by architectural critic and historian Aaron Betsky, is based on interviews with the architect and the surgeon whose vision it was to create this world-class clinic. The story of the evolution of the clinic is illustrated by many striking photographs by well-known Los Angeles architectural photographer Tom Bonner. Co-published with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819188786
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
03/24/1993
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

ITke Elegance of Efficiency: A Profile of John W. Kirklin, M.D.11
IIThe History of the UAHSF35
IIIBuilding The Kirklin Clinic45
The Vision47
The Master Plan53
The Design Process63
The Building83
Toward the Future139

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