The Architecture of Influence: The Myth of Originality in the Twentieth Century

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Price
$59.40
Publisher
University of Virginia Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
7.09 X 9.13 X 1.02 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780813950587

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About the Author

Amanda Reeser Lawrence is Associate Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University and the author of James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist and coeditor of Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange.

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Amanda Lawrence's new book is most definitely original--not in the architecture it studies, but in its approach to these designs. Taking on what is generally regarded as the fraught subject of influence in architecture, Lawrence helps us see mostly familiar projects in an entirely new way, framing its impact as a two-way street: as architects borrow from the past, they also transform our understanding of that past. She lays out this argument deftly and with admirable step-by-step clarity in the introduction and then delivers her supporting evidence in the chapters that follow, each of them exploring and defining a distinct tactic in architecture's use of its history.

--Gabrielle Esperdy, New Jersey Institute of Technology, author of American Autopia: An Intellectual History of the American Roadside at Midcentury