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Architecture of Ulrich Franzen
     

Architecture of Ulrich Franzen

by Peter Blake, George Weissman (Foreword by)
 
The first monograph on Ulrich Franzen, an architect who has influenced the architectural scene in New York since the fifties. Ulrich Franzen was born in 1921 in D�sseldorf. He studied architecture with Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. From 1950-55 he worked for I.M. Pei before opening his own architectural office

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The first monograph on Ulrich Franzen, an architect who has influenced the architectural scene in New York since the fifties. Ulrich Franzen was born in 1921 in D�sseldorf. He studied architecture with Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. From 1950-55 he worked for I.M. Pei before opening his own architectural office in New York in 1955. His encounter with Modernism had a determining influence on his work, and Franzen soon developed his own individual architectural language.Reference to context and collage, the bringing together of different elements in free composition are typical themes in his work. The spectrum of his architecture spans elegant, generous residences and severe, rigorous buildings for industry and research. He has also worked on projects in urban development. This monograph presents the oeuvre of Franzen for the first time. It was written by the renowned architectural critic, Peter Blake and attractively designed by the well-known graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli.

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This handsome book captures in words and visual images the essential qualities of a major architect; excellent photographs capture the beauty of Franzen's work.

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ISBN-13:
9783764359058
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.84(d)

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