by Vincent Scully
January 17, 2003
Paperback, 158 pages
7.1 x 10 x 0.5 inches
From Louis Sullivan's first successful attempts to give steel construction its own form and expression, to city planning, contemporary megastructures, public housing, and the Mobile Home, Vincent Scully examines the significant aspects of modern architecture. Applying his considerable talents as a passionate and engaging writer and thinker, Scully explores the most important figures and developments in architecture during this period: Art Nouveau in Europe, Gropius and the Bauhaus, and Russian Constructivism, as well as the contributions of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Louis I. Khan, and Robert Venturi. 190 b/w illustrations.
Vincent Scully has been widely honored as one of the most original and 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. Among his publications are The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community, Architecture, The Natural and the Manmade, and The Shingle Style Today.