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The Resource Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll

Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll

Label
Building Seagram
Title
Building Seagram
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Seagram building rises over New York's Park Avenue, seeming to float above the street with perfect lines of bronze and glass. Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman's daughter Phyllis Lambert was twenty-seven years old when she took over the search for an architect and chose Mies van der Rohe (18861969), a pioneering modern master of what he termed "skin and bones" architecture. Mies, who designed the elegant, deceptively simple thirty-eight-story tower along with Philip Johnson (19062005), emphasized the beauty of structure and fine materials, and set the building back from the avenue, creating an urban oasis with the building's plaza. Through her choice, Lambert established her role as a leading architectural patron and singlehandedly changed the face of American urban architecture. Building Seagram is a comprehensive personal and scholarly history of a major building and its architectural, cultural, and urban legacies. Lambert makes use of previously unpublished personal archives, company correspondence, and photographs to tell an insider's view of the debates, resolutions, and unknown dramas of the building's construction, as well as its crucial role in the history of modern art and architectural culture."--Publisher description
Summary
A history of the design and construction of the Seagram Building in New York, and the role that Canadian Phyllis Lambert played as the its major architectural patron.
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10273078
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Phyllis
Dewey number
720/.483097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6233.N5
LC item number
S43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bergdoll, Barry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig
  • Johnson, Philip
  • Bronfman, Samuel
  • Lambert, Phyllis
  • Seagram Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Office buildings
  • Skyscrapers
  • Tall buildings
Target audience
adult
Label
Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Barry Bergdoll -- Prologue. Unlikely convergences -- A site and an architect for Seagram -- Mies van der Rohe's Ur-Building -- Richard Pare : plaza studies, 2000 and 2010 -- Union of building and plaza in the urban landscape -- Light : Philip Johnson's Stimmung -- Architecture and art allied -- Ironies in public life of architecture : regulation and the modern metropolis -- Sustaining architectural culture -- Epilogue. Changing hands Appendixes. 1. Phyllis Lambert to Samuel Bronfman, June 28, 1954 ; 2. Seagram Plaza installations and Seagram Gallery exhibitions -- 3. Some conservation issues as remembered by Arvid Klein and Tom Stetz of Pasanella + Klein
Control code
ocn813392773
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780300167672
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)813392773
Label
Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert ; foreword by Barry Bergdoll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Barry Bergdoll -- Prologue. Unlikely convergences -- A site and an architect for Seagram -- Mies van der Rohe's Ur-Building -- Richard Pare : plaza studies, 2000 and 2010 -- Union of building and plaza in the urban landscape -- Light : Philip Johnson's Stimmung -- Architecture and art allied -- Ironies in public life of architecture : regulation and the modern metropolis -- Sustaining architectural culture -- Epilogue. Changing hands Appendixes. 1. Phyllis Lambert to Samuel Bronfman, June 28, 1954 ; 2. Seagram Plaza installations and Seagram Gallery exhibitions -- 3. Some conservation issues as remembered by Arvid Klein and Tom Stetz of Pasanella + Klein
Control code
ocn813392773
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780300167672
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)813392773

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