Minnesota Architect: The Life and Work of Clarence H. Johnston

Minnesota Architect: The Life and Work of Clarence H. Johnston

by Paul C. Larson
     
 

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During a practice that spanned 54 years, Clarence Johnston designed more buildings than any other figure in Minnesota's history. As Minnesota State Architect for 30 years, Johnston designed virtually all the buildings on 35 state owned sites and campuses including the University of Minnesota, and he was also the most sought-after residential architect for two

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During a practice that spanned 54 years, Clarence Johnston designed more buildings than any other figure in Minnesota's history. As Minnesota State Architect for 30 years, Johnston designed virtually all the buildings on 35 state owned sites and campuses including the University of Minnesota, and he was also the most sought-after residential architect for two generations of St. Paul's upper class.

Paul Clifford Larson is an independent historian practicing in the Twin Cities. Long interested in the architecture of the Upper Midwest, he has organized nationally touring exhibits on theinfluence of H. H. Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. He now lives in St. Paul with his wife and son.

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Sharon Irish
The reader gets the hands-on feeling of building history. Painstaking, thorough research is evident throughout this volume. Then, too, the book's solid foundation of facts provides the basis for further scholarship on other architects and issues related to building in Minnesota. -- Minnesota History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963933881
Publisher:
Afton Historical Society Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
10.44(w) x 12.31(h) x 1.04(d)

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