The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture

The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture

by Scott Johnson
     
 

Scott Johnson is the highly acclaimed designer of some of L.A.'s most recognized architecture. As partner in the award-winning Los Angeles architecture firm Johnson Fain he was the creative force behind extraordinary buildings such as the Sun America Building and the Fox Toweraffectionately nicknamed the "Die Hard Building" after its starring role in the

Overview

Scott Johnson is the highly acclaimed designer of some of L.A.'s most recognized architecture. As partner in the award-winning Los Angeles architecture firm Johnson Fain he was the creative force behind extraordinary buildings such as the Sun America Building and the Fox Toweraffectionately nicknamed the "Die Hard Building" after its starring role in the film. In this engaging memoir, Johnson shares his personal experiences as a designer and considers the relationship between practice andtheory over the last forty years of American architecture. From his childhood days in California's Salinas Valley, to his tenure with legendary architect Philip Johnson, to his time with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to the formation of his own firm and its rise toward the top of the architectural firmament,Johnsons unique insight makes for a fascinating discussion of each of the major movements that have characterized the world of architecture since Modernism in one of America's most interesting metropolises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890449384
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
06/29/2006
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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