New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. First edition, as stated. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 469, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #21768
The dramatic changes that have taken place in American architecture from the building of the Rockefeller Center to the early 1960s are traced in this fourth volume of the series. During this period, native developments were increasingly affected by the impact of European Modernism. The interaction of these two traditions is analyzed in the works of such prominent architects as George Howe, William Lescaze, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louis I. Kahn. Profusely illustrated with multiple aspects of the buildings discussed and including a glossary of architectural terms, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction for the novice to architectural studies while furnishing fresh insights and interpretations for the informed.