New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 191, indexed, illustrated with b/w photos & drawings. As New in Fine DJ; mild ex-library. Item #19295
This book examines the impact of new building on important existing architecture - from the masterly succession at St. Peter's Church in Rome to Penn Central's proposal for Grand Central Terminal to the Louvre Pyramid and the Studio National at Le Fresnoy, with emphasis on the contributions of modernism and the problems and possibilities of its successors. The author, an architect and lawyer, looks at more than 60 additions, built and unbuilt, for criteria to help protect the public interest in great buildings.