The Architects

Here is the story of America s greatest architects, whose designs and structures have changed the world Charles Bulfinch, Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, to name but a few From the United States Capitol building, designed in Old World style, to modern private residences like Fallingwater, from Boston s Trinity Church to tHere is the story of America s greatest architects, whose designs and structures have changed the world Charles Bulfinch, Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, to name but a few From the United States Capitol building, designed in Old World style, to modern private residences like Fallingwater, from Boston s Trinity Church to the White City of the Chicago World s Fair, these buildings define the nation.
The Architects Here is the story of America s greatest architects whose designs and structures have changed the world Charles Bulfinch Benjamin Latrobe Thomas Jefferson Frank Lloyd Wright Eliel and Eero Saarine

  • Title: The Architects
  • Author: Joseph J. Thorndike Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Architects”

    1. This book was a very interesting read, but I got to warn you, it reads like a textbook (no emotion and lots of historical facts). So, if you love history and like to learn about famous architects (and their buildings), this book is for you. Each chapter is about a specific architect. These are men who are artists and building designers. I love old buildings. They have character, and so that's why I read this book. It's out of my comfort zone reading this book. I have no knowledge of how to build [...]

    2. This book was informative and gave a historical look on the evolution of the job we now call, "architect". I especially enjoyed learning about the personal life's of the architects featured. For the student of Architecture the philosophies of each of these architects is given - probably enjoyable to those studying the field, not so much for the casual reader. Still I'm glad I read this book and I suspect most readers will be familiar with many, if not all of the buildings these architects are fa [...]

    3. THE ARCHITECTSI really enjoyed this book. I downloaded it specifically because of the fact that I had been to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Waters" home, and might I say it was beautiful! Also, when I read the book "DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY," and the architect behind the 1893 WORLDS FAIR those two things really peaked my interest. It really opened my eyes (literally) to my surroundings and the men who started it all! 🏠🏢🏡🏥 🏩🗽🏫

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