Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán

An authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of five prominent architects Modern architects are often condemned for a seeming disregard of site considerations such as climate, topography, and existing vegetation Noted landscape and architectural historian Marc Treib counters this prevaAn authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of five prominent architects Modern architects are often condemned for a seeming disregard of site considerations such as climate, topography, and existing vegetation Noted landscape and architectural historian Marc Treib counters this prevailing view in an authoritative and unprecedented survey of 20th century buildings and their landscapes Exploring a range of architectural, philosophical, and theoretical approaches, Treib investigates the site strategies of five prominent modern period architects Frank Lloyd Wright 1867 1959 , Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 1969 , Richard Neutra 1892 1970 , Alvar Aalto 1898 1976 , and Luis Barrag n 1902 1988 The character of the sites on which these architects worked dramatically affected their architecture and gardens, a fact illustrated by Wright s organic regard of the desert Mies s evolving divorce of building from terrain Neutra s transformation of the realities of the site Aalto s use of the forest metaphor and interior landscapes and Barrag n s architectonic conversion of the land Fully illustrated with rarely published archival drawings and plans, accompanied by the author s own exceptional photographs, this book presents the spectrum of architectural responses to the constraints of site, climate, client, program, building material, region, and nation Taken as a group, the work of these five architects sheds important light on the consideration and influence of the site and landscape on the practice of architecture during the 20th century.
Landscapes of Modern Architecture Wright Mies Neutra Aalto Barrag n An authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture landscape and site strategy as viewed through the work of five prominent architects Modern architects are often condemned

  • Title: Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán
  • Author: Marc Treib
  • ISBN: 9780300208412
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
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