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Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture

Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture

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Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture

W032360 | $60.00 / 20% library disc.

Monacelli Press, New York, 2021.

520 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 26 x 20 cm. LC 2021-947280 In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781580935890

Encompassing autobiography, institutional history, and lively, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Between Memory and Invention surveys the world of architecture from the 1960s to the present, and Stern's critical role in it. By turns thoughtful, critical, and irreverent, this is a highly accessible text replete with personal insights and humor. The author is Robert A.M. Stern, once described by Philip Johnson as "the brightest young man I have ever met in my entire teaching career," and internationally acknowledged as a leader in architecture and architectural scholarship. Deeply committed to the concept that architects must "look to the past to build for the future," Stern is the founding partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the former Dean and current Hoppin Professor of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture, and the author of more than twenty books and countless essays and commentaries on an extraordinary range of architectural and cultural topics. Chronicling his formative years, architectural education, and half-century of architectural practice, Stern touches on influences that shaped him -- his Brooklyn upbringing, family excursions to look at buildings, teachers (Paul Rudolph, the legendary Vincent Scully, and Philip Johnson among them), major projects of the firm (the new town of Celebration, Florida, restoration of Times Square and 42nd Street, George W. Bush Presidential Center), and the many clients, fellow architects, and professional partners that have peopled his extraordinary career.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Architecture --

Artist(s): Stern, Robert A.M.

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