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This book describes the arrival of modernism, regionalism, and postwar twentieth-century technology in an unlikely messenger from Pink Hill, Texas. O'Neil Ford was an American original, and this book does eloquent justice to that originality. — Bill Lacy, FAIA, author of 100 Contemporary Architects: Drawings and Sketches

David Dillon has stirred the embers of the fire of personality, conscience, and, yes, genius, that was O'Neil Ford, the ranking Texas architect of the twentieth century. That fire warmed and danced among many of us for several generations, and Dillon's evocation of Ford's era is touching and stimulating: it made me remember what kind of architect I wanted to be. — Frank D. Welch, FAIA

O'Neil Ford (1905-1982) was the most influential Texas architect of the twentieth century. A technological innovator who bridged Texas' rural past and urban future, he taught three generations of architects how to adapt vernacular forms and materials to modern conditions. Widely known for his many projects in San Antonio and Dallas, Ford also designed buildings from Laredo, Texas, to Saratoga Springs, New York, over the course of a sixty-year career.

In this book, David Dillon undertakes the first critical study of Ford's architecture in both its regional and national contexts. In particular, Dillon explores Ford's links to the regional and eclectic movements of the 1920s and 1930s, his use of postwar technology and materials (lift-slab, pre-stressed concrete shells, new metals), and his influence on other architects in Texas and the Southwest. Quotes from the author's wide-ranging interviews with O'Neil Ford in the last years of his life, as well as with hispartners, relatives, friends, and critics, give the text firsthand vividness.

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O'Neil Ford (1905-1982) was the most influential Texas architect of the twentieth century. A technological innovator who bridged Texas' rural past and urban future, he taught three generations of architects how to adapt vernacular forms and materials to modern conditions. Widely known as the designer or restorer of such San Antonio landmarks as La Villita, HemisFair Plaza, and Trinity University, Ford also designed buildings from Laredo in deep South Texas to Saratoga Springs in upstate New York over the course of a sixty-year career.

In this book, David Dillon undertakes the first critical study of Ford's architecture in both its regional and national contexts, illuminated by fascinating glimpses into the life that shaped Ford's work. In particular, Dillon explores Ford's links to the regional and eclectic movements of the 1920s and 1930s, his use of postwar technology and materials (lift-slab, prestressed concrete shells, new metals), and his influence on other architects in Texas and the Southwest.

Quotes from the author's wide-ranging interviews with O'Neil Ford in the last years of his life, as well as with his partners, relatives, friends, and critics, give the text firsthand vividness. Extensively documented with plans, drawings, photographs, and sketches, this book offers a thoroughly researched, yet highly readable portrait of a larger-than-life master architect whose best work was clean, understated, pragmatic, quietly elegant, and timeless.

Synopsis:

O'Neil Ford was an influential Texas architect of the 20th century. He taught three generations of architects how to adapt forms and materials to modern conditions, and is widely known for his many projects in San Antonio and Dallas. Dillon undertakes a critical study of Ford's architecture in both a regional and national context. This book also explores links to the regional movements of the 1920s and 1930s as well as use of materials, influences on colleagues, and interviews with the architect.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-154) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292716025
Author:
Dillon, David
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Architects -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Ford, O'Neil
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.27x10.33x.90 in. 2.80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , O'Neil Ford (1905-1982) was the most influential Texas architect of the twentieth century. A technological innovator who bridged Texas' rural past and urban future, he taught three generations of architects how to adapt vernacular forms and materials to modern conditions. Widely known as the designer or restorer of such San Antonio landmarks as La Villita, HemisFair Plaza, and Trinity University, Ford also designed buildings from Laredo in deep South Texas to Saratoga Springs in upstate New York over the course of a sixty-year career.

In this book, David Dillon undertakes the first critical study of Ford's architecture in both its regional and national contexts, illuminated by fascinating glimpses into the life that shaped Ford's work. In particular, Dillon explores Ford's links to the regional and eclectic movements of the 1920s and 1930s, his use of postwar technology and materials (lift-slab, prestressed concrete shells, new metals), and his influence on other architects in Texas and the Southwest.

Quotes from the author's wide-ranging interviews with O'Neil Ford in the last years of his life, as well as with his partners, relatives, friends, and critics, give the text firsthand vividness. Extensively documented with plans, drawings, photographs, and sketches, this book offers a thoroughly researched, yet highly readable portrait of a larger-than-life master architect whose best work was clean, understated, pragmatic, quietly elegant, and timeless.

"Synopsis" by , O'Neil Ford was an influential Texas architect of the 20th century. He taught three generations of architects how to adapt forms and materials to modern conditions, and is widely known for his many projects in San Antonio and Dallas. Dillon undertakes a critical study of Ford's architecture in both a regional and national context. This book also explores links to the regional movements of the 1920s and 1930s as well as use of materials, influences on colleagues, and interviews with the architect.
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