Harwell Hamilton Harris

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 2000 - 252 páginas
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00 Lisa Germany's biography of Harwell Hamilton Harris (1903-1990) details the work of an architect who successfully merged the ideals of modern and California regionalist architecture. Harris was a sculptor who changed careers when he saw Wright's Hollyhock House and realized that an architect could make sculpture on a monumental scale that both functioned as a home and moved in and out of nature. Germany traces the development of Harris's life and career, assessing his place in American modernism, in the development of regionalist architecture, and in the interpretation of a modern California lifestyle that would gain admirers throughout the world. Her discussion opens a window into the complexities of modernism in America during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Lisa Germany's biography of Harwell Hamilton Harris (1903-1990) details the work of an architect who successfully merged the ideals of modern and California regionalist architecture. Harris was a sculptor who changed careers when he saw Wright's Hollyhock House and realized that an architect could make sculpture on a monumental scale that both functioned as a home and moved in and out of nature. Germany traces the development of Harris's life and career, assessing his place in American modernism, in the development of regionalist architecture, and in the interpretation of a modern California lifestyle that would gain admirers throughout the world. Her discussion opens a window into the complexities of modernism in America during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.
 

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Great source on this lesser known but influential American architect. Excellent for those interested in American residential architecture. I really love the Japanese influence in Harris' work. Leer comentario completo

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It is appropriate that this study was published in association with the Center for the Study of American Architecture in Texas. Harris's architecture is entirely American, drawing on the concepts of ... Leer comentario completo

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Forsaking the Formula 19031921
1
Form in Clay and Color 19221925
15
Of Organisms Machines and the Illusion of Architecture 19261931
21
Rubbing Aladdins Lamp 19321934
41
Jean Murray Bangs and a Career Takes Shape 19341937
51
Houses with Good Manners 19381942
71
Glamour and Dissension 19431944
97
A Regrouping in Patterns 19441948
107
Decline of the West 1950
127
The University of Texas at Austin 19511955
139
The tenFingered Grasp of Reality in the Split Cultures of Fort Worth and Dallas 19551962
157
North Carolina 1962 1975
189
Retirement
201
Notes
205
Chronological Harris Bibliography
221
Derechos de autor

Regionalism Becomes an Issue 19481949
119

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Lisa Germany has written widely on American architecture for Architectural Record, The New York Times, Harvard Design Magazine, Landscape Architecture, House and Garden and other journals.

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