Strange Details

Strange Details

by Michael Cadwell
     
 

A lively and unconventional appreciation of pivotal buildings by Carlo Scarpa, FrankLloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn that reveals enough idiosyncrasies and conceits to make any rationalist shudder—and invites a deeper appreciation of the prosaic construction detail.See more details below

Overview

A lively and unconventional appreciation of pivotal buildings by Carlo Scarpa, FrankLloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn that reveals enough idiosyncrasies and conceits to make any rationalist shudder—and invites a deeper appreciation of the prosaic construction detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262532914
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Series:
Writing Architecture
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
912,264
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Foreword: A Murder in the Court   Nader Tehrani     vii
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction, "Making Strange"     xv
Swimming at the Querini Stampalia Foundation     3
The Jacobs House, Burning Fields     49
Flooded at the Farnsworth House     93
The Yale Center for British Art, Yellow Light and Blue Shadow     139
Illustration Credits     181

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