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Before that, commercial buildings had to be low simply because no businessman
was going to live in daily peril of heart attack by trudging up six flights of stairs.) A
steel frame, however, would dispense with mass. All substances deflect when ...
The glass building was either perfect or it was not there. It admitted no moral
compromise. "Hurray, three times hurray for our kingdom without force !"
exclaimed the Berlin architect Bruno Taut in 1919. "Hurray for the transparent, the
Every architect could say to his client, 'I can do a building cheaper than I did for
you last year, because now I have a religion' - flat roof, factory made curtain walls,
a rationalization for cheapness." This fallout from his ideas was not, however, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Volledige review lezen