USA: Modern Architectures in History
From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid.
- Author: Gwendolyn Wright
- Publisher: Reaktion Books (2008)
- ISBN: 978-1861893444
- Paperback, 320 pages, 6.8 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches