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A landmark successor to the said vintage, Architects on structure American structure principles and Ideologies within the past due 20th Century Paul Heyer From the writer of the best-selling Architects on structure, this is a massive new contribution to the background and concept of recent structure. Arriving at an exciting time of reevaluation of the early sleek circulate and becoming sensitivities to historicism and cultural connectivity, this sequel bargains a remarkable photograph of a lot of the simplest paintings produced via Americas prime architects within the overdue 20th century. Readers will obtain an unparalleled examine the paintings of a couple of hundred of crucial, such a lot influential modern architects, tested in gentle of the evolution of recent rules and the arrival of latest know-how. greater than illustrations transcend illumination of the textual content to operate as a unprecedented pictorial background of the architects artistry.

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In their designs the skin does not express the organization or disposition of interior functions neither is it expressively a structural system, but a flexible veil with which to wrap a volume potentially divorced from any rectangular or directional and proportional notions. The idea was for an aesthetic system without the intrinsic implication of form that would suggest a logical and functional relationship of the program. The evolution of their search into lightweight skin enclosures led in a series of Los Angeles buildings from the wrapping of the conventional rectangular volume in the Century City Medical Plaza building, to the curving of corners at One Park Plaza, to the more sculptured yet still basically rectilinear total volume of the Century Bank Plaza, to the totally undulating, curving facade of the Manufacturer's Bank.

Where in Hejduk's house elements are intentionally apart, in Eisenman's work components are inextricably interlocked as they become collapsed inward, almost slid onto organizing and regulating lines and entwined as they reemerge outward as layered exterior form. Such is the Miller House documented by Eisenman as House III. ) The anoxometric drawing shows the evolutionary transformations: A cube is divided by planes (walls), by a grid (columns), the solid is rotated, planes sheared, the solid split and rotated, the process repeats in its entirety in the relationship between solid and grid, and finally the two processes, solid-plane and solid-grid unite to become volume-wall-column of the house.

In not establishing a predetermined  < previous page < previous page page_13 page_130 next page > next page > 37 38 Page 130 Left: Paul Heyer, Knoedler Gallery, New York City, 1976 (Photo: © Norman McGrath). Right: Paul Heyer, Hammer Gallery, New York City, 1980 (Photo: © Norman McGrath) Interpretation of the idea of purpose as a refined sense of function can also be the vehicle to form derivation and treatment of space as illustrated in my design of the Knoedler and Hammer galleries.

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