Imagen de la librería
Título: Building a Century of Progress: The ...
Editorial: Univiversity Of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
Año de publicación: 2007
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Edición: First Edition. 1.
Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 368 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 13130
From the summer of 1933 to the fall of 1934, more than 38 million fairgoers visited a 3-mile stretch along Lake Michigan, home to Chicago?s second World?s Fair. Millions more experienced the Century of Progress International Exposition through newspaper and magazine articles, newsreels, and souvenirs. Together, all marveled at the industrial, scientific, consumer, and cultural displays, many of which were housed in fifty massive and colorful exhibition halls, the largest architectural project realized in the United States during the Great Depression.
In the richly illustrated Building a Century of Progress, Lisa D. Schrenk explores the pivotal role of the 1933 Chicago World?s Fair in modern American architecture. She recounts how the exposition?s architectural commission promoted a broad definition of modern architecture, not relying on purely aesthetic characteristics but instead focusing on new design solutions. The fair?s pavilions incorporated recently introduced building materials such as masonite and gypsum board; structural innovations (for example, the first thin-shell concrete roof and the first suspended roof structures built in the United States); and new construction processes, most notably the use of prefabrication. They also featured curiosities like the giant, constantly operating mayonnaise maker and the glass-walled House of Tomorrow, which had no operable windows. Schrenk shows how the halls? designs reflected cultural and political developments of the period, including the expanding relationships between science, industry, and government; the rise of a corporate consumer culture; and the impact of the Great Depression.
Many of the designs provoked intense responses from critics and other prominent architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ralph Adams Cram, fueling heated debates over the appropriate direction for architecture in the United States. Demonstrating the rich diversity of progressive American building design seen at the fair, Building a Century of Progress captures a crucial moment in American modernism.
Lisa D. Schrenk is assistant professor of architecture and art history at Norwich University and former education director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation.
Opciones de pago
Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:
Librería en AbeBooks desde: 20 de noviembre de 2006
We guarantee the condition of every book as it is described on the ABEBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason you are eligible for a refund within 30 days of the delivery date.
Orders usually ship within two business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB (1 KG). If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AS THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.
Descripción de la librería: RARE, BEAUTIFUL & INTERESTING BOOKS. We make every effort to provide quick, accurate and responsive customer service. All books are described accurately, packaged securely, and shipped promptly. Any book may be returned if you are not completely satisfied. We will be happy to accommodate your special requirements.