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Harry Seidler Lifework

By Vladimir Belogolovsky, Kenneth Frampton, Oscar Niemeyer

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Format: Hardcover, 300 pages
Published In: United States, 01 April 2014
A comprehensive survey of the work of a master of mid- to late-twentieth-century modernist design. Over the course of a career spanning more than five decades, Australian architect Harry Seidler embarked upon a long series of dramatically innovative and sculptural houses with a rare sensitivity to site, space, and structure. And while these soaring, inspiring houses have been the source of Seidler's fame within architectural circles, this book gives a complete view of this modern master's body of work for the first time. Seidler is now widely acknowledged as a leading member of the postwar generation of modernists and one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century in the southern hemisphere. With commissions not only in Australia but also in Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong since establishing his own practice in Sydney in 1948, his work has influenced the course of modernist design into the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Vladimir Belogolovsky is the founder of the New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Oscar Niemeyer, best known for his civic buildings in Brazil's capital Brasilia, was the recipient of the Pritzker Prize, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association. Norman Foster is the founder and chairman of Foster + Partners. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and is a Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Frank Stella is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker.

Reviews

"This is an exceptionally well-researched and poignant tribute to a man who changed the architectural legacy of a continent and reinterpreted a movement." -"Identity Magazine Dubai"""Lifework" provides an overdue update to the 1992 monograph...the new book provides superior reference material, with well-presented photographs and drawings..." -"The Monthly""Australian architect Harry Seidler was the flag bearer for Antipodean modernism. In a career that spanned nearly 60 years, the Viennese-born architect re-shaped the Australian skyline, bringing a very personal vision of hard-edged design to the country. Seidler spent his formative years working around the world with the masters of modern architecture - Gropius, Breuer, Albers and Niemeyer - before making his mark with a house he designed for his mother in 1950. Lifework traces the architect's career all the way from such early houses to the host of towers, galleries and embassies that grace Australia's major cities and beyond" -"Wallpaper"

EAN: 9780847842285
ISBN: 0847842282
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Dimensions: 25.65 x 25.78 x 3.33 centimetres (1.86 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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