Architecture on Architecture

Architecture on Architecture

by Kenneth Frampton
     
 

Individually and in partnership, as architects, educators, and advocates, the four principals of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects have made an indelible impression on the contemporary and historic architecture of New York City and beyond. In projects that range from historic preservation�the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park and the Supreme Court of…  See more details below

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Individually and in partnership, as architects, educators, and advocates, the four principals of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects have made an indelible impression on the contemporary and historic architecture of New York City and beyond. In projects that range from historic preservation�the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park and the Supreme Court of New York's Appellate Division First Department�to modernist interventions�the Saginaw Art Museum in Michigan and New 42nd Street Studios near Times Square�the firm's work is notable for its balance of innovation and tradition, of working within an urban context while contributing to that context.

The first monograph on this award-winning firm, Architecture on Architecture illustrates the philosophy of Platt Byard Dovell White in its presentation of buildings and projects. Portfolios of twenty-three institutional, commercial, and residential works are complemented by two essays�one by noted critic Kenneth Frampton�and a lively timeline showing the personal and professional evolution of the architects.

Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Studies in Tectonic Culture, Le Corbusier, and Labour, Work and Architecture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580931847
Publisher:
The Monacelli Press
Publication date:
05/31/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.83(d)

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