James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive

Anthony Vidler (Author)
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Description

An in-depth exploration of the design process and teaching methods of the remarkable British architect as revealed by the archives of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

The British architect James Frazer Stirling (1924-1992) stimulated impassioned responses among both supporters and detractors, and he continues to be the subject of fierce debate. He earned international renown through such innovative--and frequently controversial--projects as the Leicester University Engineering Building (1959-63); the History Faculty building at Cambridge University (1964-67); the Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (1977-84); the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain (1984); and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University (1979-84). Stirling was also a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, where he trained and influenced many of the current leaders in the field.

Fully illustrated with previously unpublished documents and new photography from the James Stirling/Michael Wilford Archive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, this book allows for a close examination of design drawings, photographs, and models spanning Stirling's entire career. These materials deepen our understanding of the influences, early formation, approach, and process of an architect whose work resists labeling. Filled with in-depth analytical and critical presentations of exemplary projects and their reception, the volume reveals Stirling to be a remarkably informed and consistent thinker and writer on architecture.

Product Details

Price
$65.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
December 14, 2010
Pages
303
Dimensions
9.0 X 1.12 X 11.04 inches | 3.09 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300167238

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About the Author

Historian, architecture critic, and author Anthony Vidler is dean and professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York.

Reviews

Winner, 2013 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians.-- (04/11/2013)