Architecture in the United States
Philip JodidioISBN: 978-3-8228-5260-6; 3-8228-5260-0;
Taschen's new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects-from the firmly established to the up-and-coming-with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact information and short biographies in addition to copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects' or firms' most significant recent projects. Crossing the globe from country to country, this new series celebrates the richly hued architectural personality of each nation featured. The words of Frank Lloyd Wright, written near the end of his long career, speak of buildings inevitably linked to nature. Wright's own conception of "organic" architecture surely had its followers in the United States and elsewhere, but the contemporary situation, the very future that Wright spoke of, seems more distant from the precepts of the greatest of America's...