The Resource The oral history of modern architecture : interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century, John Peter

The oral history of modern architecture : interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century, John Peter

Label
The oral history of modern architecture : interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century
Title
The oral history of modern architecture
Title remainder
interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
John Peter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This unprecedented book and accompanying compact disc tell the story of modern architecture in the words of the people who created it. Based on interviews conducted over the course of 40 years with more than 60 of the world's most prominent architects and engineers, the volume is both an invaluable oral history and a broadly appealing look at the development of the modern style, animated by the architects' own observations, opinions, anecdotes, and humor. The architects' words and the author's brief comments are accompanied by 200 black-and-white photographs of the landmarks of modern architecture, including plans, sketches, and models. Each has a brief explanatory caption that augments information in the text. Large, original candid portraits of the architects - taken at the time of the interview - add to the personal and conversational nature of the book
  • The Oral History of Modern Architecture opens with an introduction to the modern movement. We then hear the architects themselves as they discuss the impact of technology, social concerns, and art on modern architecture, and reveal the buildings and architects that most influenced them. Next are in-depth selections from the interviews with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, Philip Johnson, Oscar Niemeyer, Jose Luis Sert, and I.M. Pei. In the closing chapter, the architects speculate about the future of modern architecture. Biographies, a time chart, a bibliography, and a visitor's guide to more than 150 of the sites pictured and discussed complete the volume. On the compact disc, history comes alive as 16 of the most renowned modern masters express the ideas and ideals behind their works, which belong to one of the most significant movements in the history of architecture
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peter, John
Dewey number
724/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • phonodisk
Index
index present
LC call number
NA680
LC item number
.P375 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architects
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Arquitetura Moderna
  • Bouwkunst
  • Architectes
  • Architecture
  • Architectes
  • Architecture
  • Architekt
  • Architektur
Target audience
general
Label
The oral history of modern architecture : interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century, John Peter
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Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (72 min., 20 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
ill. ;
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1036797966
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The oral history of modern architecture : interviews with the greatest architects of the twentieth century, John Peter
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (72 min., 20 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
ill. ;
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1036797966
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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