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Author: Vincent Scully,Neil Levine
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Title: Modern Architecture and Other Essays
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Language: English
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Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 21, 2003)
Pages: 400

Modern Architecture and Other Essays by Vincent Scully,Neil Levine



Vincent Scully is surely one of the most influential architectural historians and critics of the twentieth century. Interestingly, I think the selection will work well both for readers familiar with Scully and his work, as well as for those to whom his writing will be new territory. The very best thing about this book is the wonderful quality of Scully's writing itself-clear, learned and witty. -Victoria Keller, The Art Book.

Personal Name: Scully, Vincent Joseph, 1920-. Publication, Distribution, et. Princeton, . Princeton University Press, (c)2003. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

Vincent Scully has shaped not only how we view the evolution of architecture in the tw. .Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Modern Architecture and Other Essays as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This extensively illustrated and elegantly designed volume distills Scully's incalculable contribution. Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's, selects twenty essays that reveal the breadth and depth of Scully's work from the 1950s through the 1990s. The pieces are included for their singular contribution to our understanding of modern architecture as well as their relative unavailability to current readers. Levine offers a perceptive overview of Scully's distinguished career and introduces each essay, skillfully setting the scholarly and cultural scene.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 63 No. 4, De. 2004 (pp. 567-569) DOI: 1. 307/4128030.

Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's, selects twenty essays that reveal the breadth and depth of Scully's work from the 1950s through the 1990s. Neil Levine is Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. He is the author of The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (Princeton) and other works. More about this book. Vincent Scully, Winner of the 2004 National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts. One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2003.

Scully, Vincent; Levine, Neil. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2003. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Vincent Scully. Scully is revered as one of America’s most genius architectural historians. In Modern Architecture and Other Essays, the author documents the progress throughout American history of urban development.

Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University, is probably the best-known architectural historian in the United States. During a teaching career that stretched from 1947 to 1991, Scully established a reputation as one of Yale’s most inspiring lecturers. That book’s major contribution to the growing historiography of modern architecture was to root the spatial and formal innovations of Frank Lloyd Wright in a body of domestic architecture (by Joseph Lyman Silsbee; McKim, Mead & White; Bruce Price; and others) marked by the increasing integration of surface and of space.

Modern Architecture and Other Essays. Vincent Scully Selected and with introductions by Neil Levine. Writing with warm engagement, and drawing on his detailed knowledge of Czech literature, art, architecture, music, and other elds, Derek Sayer provides a rich picture of a dynamic cultural landscape.

Vincent Scully has shaped not only how we view the evolution of architecture in the twentieth century but also the course of that evolution itself. Combining the modes of historian and critic in unique and compelling ways--with an audience that reaches from students and scholars to professional architects and ardent amateurs--Scully has profoundly influenced the way architecture is thought about and made.

This extensively illustrated and elegantly designed volume distills Scully's incalculable contribution. Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's, selects twenty essays that reveal the breadth and depth of Scully's work from the 1950s through the 1990s. The pieces are included for their singular contribution to our understanding of modern architecture as well as their relative unavailability to current readers. Levine offers a perceptive overview of Scully's distinguished career and introduces each essay, skillfully setting the scholarly and cultural scene. The selections address almost all of modern architecture's major themes and together go a long way toward defining what constitutes the contemporary experience of architecture and urbanism. Each is characteristically Scully--provocative, yet precise in detail and observation, written with passionate clarity. They document Scully's seminal views on the relationship between the natural and the built environment and trace his progressively intense concern with the fabric of the street and of our communities. The essays also highlight Scully's engagement with the careers of so many of the twentieth century's most significant architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn to Robert Venturi.

In the tradition of great intellectual biographies, this finely made book chronicles our most influential architectural historian and critic. It is a gift to architecture and its history.

Reviews: 3
Stylish Monkey
Scully is amazing anyway but this one's a must-have if only for his essay on Le Corbusier, which was originally in the Oeuvre Complete. Great stuff with typical Vince Scully attitude.
Drelalen
Is there Someone who could continue the coverage and give us insight on the current trend.
Umsida
Great, he is the best.