Long Island Modernism 1930-1980

Long Island Modernism 1930-1980❰Read❯ ➪ Long Island Modernism 1930-1980 Author Caroline Rob Zaleski – Oaklandjobs.co.uk An essential reference for architecture buffs historians and everyone who lives on or visits Long Island today this uniue resource—the first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architectur An essential reference for architecture buffs historians and everyone who lives on or visits Long Island today this uniue resource—the first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architecture—is based on a survey conducted for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiuities SPLIA It highlights the work within Suffolk and Nassau counties of a roster of twenty five internationally renowned architects—among them Wallace Harrison Frank Lloyd Wright Marcel Breuer Edward Durell Stone Richard Neutra William Lescaze Gordon Chadwick for George Nelson Ludwig Mies van Long Island eBook ↠ der Rohe Philip Johnson Paul Rudolph and Richard MeierCaroline Rob Zaleski’s research on the work of key figures in twentieth century architecture; the relatively unknown aspects of their production; and their associations with clients artists and politicians is complemented by than three hundred striking archival photographs specially commissioned new photography and plans Zaleski documents the development of exurbia and the rise of visionary structures residences for commuters and weekenders public housing houses of worship universities shopping centers and office complexes In this part architectural part social history she explains why modernism was embraced by Long Island’s civic cultural and business leaders—as well as by those who wanted to settle away from the city—during an epoch when open space was prime for development An inventory of important architects with their Long Island commissions by date and location complements the main text. An amazing if scarcely comprehensive look at High Modernism as practiced on Long Island from the 1903s until 1980 The book is a trove of celebrity architects such as Philip Johnson Marcel Breur Richard Neutra and even Mies along with their acolytes and followers The focus is on residential architecture although there are some offices libraries and shopping centers as wellSadly many of these mid century properties have been badly altered over time and many have been razed Most of the photography is period black and white since so few are apparently now intact as designed This lends the book a certain historical patina although one longs for the richer illumination of color photosThe prose is fairly dry with occasional enlivening commentary from residents and the children who grew up in these houses By and large Zaleski sticks with the facts this commission on this property designed and built in these years Some clients returned over and over the Gellers had no less than three properties built two by Breuer himself Many stick to the true faith of modernist vocabulary open plans relatively modest proportions flat roofs Even the Goodyear estate in Old Westbury with a huge swath of land is adorned with a ranch house of surprisingly modest dimensions And a major art collection For those of us who grew up worshiping these mid century masters this book is like a huge delicious box of chocolates one keeps dipping in for another and then another Addictive delightful and mercifully not fattening

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Long Island Modernism 1930-1980
  • Caroline Rob Zaleski
  • English
  • 27 July 2016
  • 9780393733150