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by John Pastier


Published 1980 by Whitney Library of Design, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications

120 pages

h/c with tatty d/j - h/c green boards (bumped on corners) /silver writing on spine - book approx 23.5cm x 23.5cm - name/date/original price written on front fly page


from d/j:

Long famous for his high-tech building designs, Cesar Pelli, more than any other American architect, has taken the International Style developed by the Bauhaus and transformed it into a style expressive of this country's preoccupation with materials and technology. Although his work indicates a long-standing fascination with the reflective properties of glass as well as a frequent and recurring use of color, his buildings do not all come from the same aesthetic mold. Rather, Pelli's skillful handling of materials has given his body of work a diversity and complexity that critic John Pastier examines here in the first book to be published on Pelli's work...

Among the many projects covered are the now famous Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, COMSAT Laboratories in Clarksburg, Maryland, the Winter Garden in Niagara Falls, and the Commons and Courthouse Center in Columbus, Indiana...


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