A Singular Vision: Architecture Art Landscape

A Singular Vision: Architecture Art Landscape

by Tom Armstrong
     
 

A modernist dream house filled with art in a spectacular seaside garden setting.
After a fire destroyed his colonial revival house on Fisher's Island, Tom Armstrong and his wife commissioned Thomas Phifer and Partners to design a spectacular modernist steel and glass house on the same site, fulfilling Mr. Armstrong's dream of living in a garden surrounded by art

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Overview

A modernist dream house filled with art in a spectacular seaside garden setting.
After a fire destroyed his colonial revival house on Fisher's Island, Tom Armstrong and his wife commissioned Thomas Phifer and Partners to design a spectacular modernist steel and glass house on the same site, fulfilling Mr. Armstrong's dream of living in a garden surrounded by art. Beginning with the first house, this book takes us through the fire, the selection of an architect, the building of the new house, and the acquisition of furnishings and art. Throughout we encounter designs and artwork by such notables as Marcel Breuer, Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Sarrinen, Mark di Suvero, Isamu Noguchi, Betty Woodman, Alfred Leslie, Leon Polk Smith, Terry Winters, and a host of others. We also become privy to the thinking of an inventive gardener whose meticulous planning has resulted in an extraordinary setting for architecture and art and is open to the public during the summer months.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593720438
Publisher:
Quantuck Lane Press
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Armstrong, the former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art (and three other art museums), is the chairman of the Garden Conservancy. He lives in New York City and Fisher's Island.

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