This work traces the evolution of North American architectual work from 1960 to 1995. The book explores its developments and innovations through the themes of ideology, place, social change, technology, the city and the environment. It features 78 projects and both examines and offers critical insights into the debates surrounding architecture today. The work of some of today's architects can be seen here in projects of varying size and scope, ranging from Edward Larrabee Barnes's Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, perched on platforms above the Maine Coast, to the large technological complexes of Helmut Jahn. Current experiments by Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry are explored here, as are MTW's Pacific Coast Sea Ranch, Pei, Cobb and Freed's National Gallery of Art, and the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Works by architects of a younger generation are also featured. The projects are illustrated with photographs, drawings, site diagrams, and construction details, and discussed in the short critical essays that accompany them.
Arts-Photography, Architecture, Regional,