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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

An engaging, definitive treatment of the life and work of a successful California architect of the mid-twentieth century whose designs achieved a pleasing blend of vernacular and modernist values.

Synopsis:

"Harwell Harris would have been pleased with Lisa Germany's book. . . . The quality of the man permeates the work. It is honest, forthright architecture. It is void of tricks. It uses simple materials in an unself-conscious manner. It places priorities on the user. The emphasis on plan in his practice is the thread that takes us from project to project as Germany weaves the Harris tale."and#151;Ray Kappe, FAIA, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-245) and index.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520226197
Foreword:
Frampton, Kenneth
Introduction:
Zevi, Bruno
Introduction:
Zevi, Bruno
Author:
Germany, Lisa
Author:
Zevi, Bruno
Author:
Frampton, Kenneth
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Regionalism in architecture
Subject:
Modern movement
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000929
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51 color images, 248 b/w photographs, 72
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1.14 lb

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Product details 272 pages University of California Press - English 9780520226197 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An engaging, definitive treatment of the life and work of a successful California architect of the mid-twentieth century whose designs achieved a pleasing blend of vernacular and modernist values.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Harwell Harris would have been pleased with Lisa Germany's book. . . . The quality of the man permeates the work. It is honest, forthright architecture. It is void of tricks. It uses simple materials in an unself-conscious manner. It places priorities on the user. The emphasis on plan in his practice is the thread that takes us from project to project as Germany weaves the Harris tale."and#151;Ray Kappe, FAIA, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
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