The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered: The Search for a Skyscraper Style

The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered: The Search for a Skyscraper Style

by Ada Louise Huxtable
     
 

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The skyscraper is the building type that dominates our cities, absorbs vast amounts of capital in design, construction and maintenance, and houses large numbers of people in offices and apartments. Ada Louise Huxtable—America's most acclaimed architecture critic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Prize Fellow—offers here an energetic defense…  See more details below

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The skyscraper is the building type that dominates our cities, absorbs vast amounts of capital in design, construction and maintenance, and houses large numbers of people in offices and apartments. Ada Louise Huxtable—America's most acclaimed architecture critic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Prize Fellow—offers here an energetic defense of cities and a brilliant consideration of the skyscraper as art, as business, as the product of politics and speculation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520080287
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.36(d)

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Ada Louise Huxtable was architecture critic at the New York Times from 1963 to 1982. Among the books she has written are Classical New York and Pier Luigi Nervi.

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