Shingle Style Today: Or, the Historian's Revenge

Shingle Style Today: Or, the Historian's Revenge

by Vincent Scully


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Distinguished by long, sloping gables, horizontal lines, and a continuous shingle covering on the exterior, the Shingle Style's essential objective was the creation of expanding, flowing space.

The Shingle Style embodied intellectual pluralism and cultural democracy—ideals fundamental to American belief and developed quickly and richly. After a period of reaction against the Shingle Style, it was revitalized, finding its first fully renewed expression in 1959 in a design for a beach house by Robert Venturi. Vincent Scully details this reemergence, revealing the complex and crucial role of influence in the shaping of this movement.

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ISBN-13: 9780807607602
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Vincent Scully has been widely honored as one of the most gifted historians and critics of architecture. He is Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami. Other publications includeThe Shingle Style Today(2003) andFrank Lloyd Wright(1960).

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