The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center

by Ezra Stoller
     
 
These new titles in Princeton Architectural Press's popular Building Blocks series highlight two more icons of modern architecture, as portrayed by renowned architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. The John Hancock Center in Chicago (1966-70) was designed by Bruce Graham and engineered by Fazlur Kahn of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; this cross-braced tower is a

Overview

These new titles in Princeton Architectural Press's popular Building Blocks series highlight two more icons of modern architecture, as portrayed by renowned architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. The John Hancock Center in Chicago (1966-70) was designed by Bruce Graham and engineered by Fazlur Kahn of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; this cross-braced tower is a landmark on the Chicago skyline. Marcel Breuer's granite sheathed Whitney Museum of American Art (1964-66), with its inverted ziggurat profile and moat like sculpture court, is an icon of the New York streetscape. Each building is shown in its original condition, as the architect intended it to be viewed. A brief introduction and newly drawn plans and elevations make these books essential photographic histories of important works of modernism.

Editorial Reviews

House Beautiful
Each compact volume in this impeccably curated series is devoted to a single, seminal work by a modern master; introductory essays reveal intriguing tidbits.
Interior Design
Handsome and well-priced; based on the brilliant photography of Ezra Stoller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568982595
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.64(d)

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