An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster

An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster

by Marc Treib
     
 

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Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster is the first large-scale examination of Wurster's fifty-year career and his important place in contemporary American architectural thought. Featured here are photographs, drawings, and plans of over fifty of Wurster's… See more details below

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Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster is the first large-scale examination of Wurster's fifty-year career and his important place in contemporary American architectural thought. Featured here are photographs, drawings, and plans of over fifty of Wurster's projects, as well as many others by his contemporaries. Essays by distinguished architectural historians and critics provide insight into both his professional and personal life while also exploring the complex interplay of social and political forces that affected housing during the first half of this century.

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ISBN-13:
9780520221710
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/1999
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Richard Longstreth
Wurster stands among the most important architects to practice in the U.S. between the 1930's and the 1950's. The best of his residential designs rank with those of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, and Bruce Goff as path breaking exemplars of American innovation during the decades before and after World War II.
—(Richard Longstreth, American Studies International)

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