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James Gamble Rogers and the Architecture of Pragmatism

James Gamble Rogers and the Architecture of Pragmatism (Hardback)

By Betsky, Aaron
Foreword by Goldberger, Paul

Only recently has the period between the two World Wars emerged as pivotal in the redefinition of American taste. The work of James Gamble Rogers (1867-1947) represents a built expression of the country's cultural elite during these years and comprises a significant chapter in Am...erican architectural history. Aaron Betsky covers the entire span of Rogers's career, paying particular attention to his more important buildings. These include the Harkness mansion, the Yale Club, and the buildings of Columbia-Presbyterian in New York; the downtown campus, library, stadium, dormitories and other assorted buildings of Northwestern University; and the Harkness Memorial Quadrangle, residential colleges, Graduate School, Law School, and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale, which with their blending of English Medieval and Renaissance motifs and their historical associations are perhaps the fullest expression of the neo-Gothic style in America. Aaron Betsky investigates the central issues of American architecture through Rogers's private house commissions for wealthy clients seeking to define their lives and livelihoods through temples of taste, his corporate structures notable for both lucid organization and symbolic ornamentation, and his designs for universities and hospitals which integrated historical and social metaphors into redefinitions of institutional function.
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ISBN 9780262023818
Released NZ 15 Dec 1994
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Series American Monograph
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ISBN-13 9780262023818
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Dec 1994
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Betsky, Aaron
Foreword by Goldberger, Paul
Series American Monograph
Category Individual Artists
Individual Architects
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 287
Dimensions Width: 183mm
Height: 261mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 720.92
Weight 976g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Rogers, James Gamble - Criticism and interpretation
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text Adult education;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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