Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall
Symphony, which includes an introduction by Gehry, traces the history of the Concert Hall from its inception through completion in four illuminating essays and stunning photographs by acclaimed architectural photographer Grant Mudford. Authors Richard Koshalek and Dana Hutt describe the dramatic journey beginning with an unprecedented gift of $50 million in 1988 from the late Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, for a new home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to final construction of the building. Carol McMichael Reese explores the planning of the Concert Hall in relation to a century of efforts to make Downtown Los Angeles the economic and cultural hub of the city. Architecture critic and writer Michael Webb eloquently describes the artistry and complex engineering of this unique structure. And Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, recounts his first impressions of Gehry and the architectural models for the new building in an essay that also defines what makes a great orchestra and a world-class concert hall.
Attracting visitors from around the world, Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most important and innovative buildings of recent years. Symphony brings its story to all those interested in modern architecture and the vitality of classical music.
Acclaimed as one of the world's foremost modern architects, Bernard Tschumi achieved early fame by winning the competition to design the Pare de la Villette on the northeast edge of Paris, featuring bright red "deconstructivist" pavilions. Tschumi is widely credited with leading the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at New York's Columbia University into the digital age and positioning the school at the forefront of the architectural vanguard. During his fifteen-year tenure, Tschumi has continued to build and the results are amply illustrated in the first monograph to document Tschumi's full career.
In the Nature of Materials, 1887-1941
The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
"This is the definitive study of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work, an eloquent summation of an outstanding career that spanned nearly seventy years of American architectural history. Writing with warmth"
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful."
—Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota
"Sm4to, 121pgs. Full bound white paper wraps with black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, replete with color images and floor plans of Edwin Lundie's houses. Corner tips have a touch wear else in excellent condition.
The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wright
207 rare photos of Oak Park period, first great buildings: Unity Temple, Dana house, Larkin factory, more. Complete photos of Wasmuth edition. New Introduction.
Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Guggenheim Correspondence
A narrative in correspondence from the “Guggenheim Letters,” a remarkable archive that, in its entirety, would make a stack equal in height to the model of the Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright made in 1946. Here is a very personal and detailed account of the creative struggle required to build the extraordinary Guggenheim Museum.
It is a seventeen-year saga which saw the firing of the first curator, the death of the donor, and the creation of six complete sets of plans and 749 drawings. Ironically, Wright died six months before its completion.
From its opening in October 1959, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been recognized as Frank Lloyd Wright’s crowning achievement. Pfeiffer demonstrates that the story of its construction is arresting drama as well. The Guggenheim, while periodically modified and adapted to meet its changing needs, continues to give expression to Wright’s artistic vision and is a testament to the spirit of both Wright and Guggenheim.
Louis I. Kahn
Jose Luis Sert 1901-1983
An in-depth, illustrated look at the life and career of Jose Luis Sert (1902-1983), the Spanish architect, city planner and urbanist whose buildings and theories were equally influenced by his work with Le Corbusier, by the International Style, and by his roots in Barcelona and Catalan modernism.
Covering + Exposing
The Architecture of Coop Himmelblau