Synopses & Reviews
Architectural Monographs No 39 Allan Greenberg The classical language of architecture is always modern because it is rooted in the physiology and psychology of the individual human being. In this context, to be modern means more than responding to some particular circumstances of the moment that is simply being fashionable. To be truly modern means finding the dynamic balance between eternal human values and the specific demands of the present. Classical architecture provides the means to achieve this balance because it is the most comprehensive architectural language that human beings have yet developed. Allan Greenbergs words affirm the continuing significance of classical architecture in our contemporary way of life. His works, in their scope and individuality, demonstrate how successfully the classical language of architecture responds to present-day building needs. This monograph presents a selection of projects that Allan Greenberg has produced over the last twenty years. It spans the range of his work, from private residences to public, academic, and religious buildings, and from commercial architecture to pieces of furniture. Essays by Greenberg and the architectural historian Carroll William Westfall give a comprehensive introduction to the thought that lies behind the completed designs. Greenbergs works
embody joyous, sensuous form, an underlying coherence of formal organization, and a wide range of references made fresh with intelligible and intelligent departures from expectations. In all his works a robustness pervades an artful distillation and inventive expansion of the broad traditions of classical architecture. From the foreword by Carroll William Westfall The highly successful Architectural Monographs series focuses on individuals of international stature who have been influential in practice and in education. Each monograph is designed to reflect the style of the architect featured, providing an invaluable record of the work and an important source book for further study. Future monographs include: Toyo Ito Enric Miralles Monographs in print include: Alvar Aalto No 4 Edwin Lutyens No 6 John Soane No 8 Terry Farrell No 9 Richard Rogers No 10 Mies van der Rohe No 11 Le Corbusier: Early Works No 12 Hassan Fathy No 13 Tadao Ando No 14 Ahrends, Burton and Koralek No 15 Daniel Libeskind No 16 Robert AM Stern No 17 Frank Lloyd Wright No 18 CFA Voysey No 19 Foster Associates No 20 Venturi and Scott Brown, On Houses and Housing No 21 Lebbeus Woods No 22 Morphosis No 23 Peter Pran of Ellerbe Becket No 24 Demetri Porphyrios No 25 Quinlan Terry No 27 Peter Cook No 28 Eric Owen Moss No 29 Rob Krier No 30 Itsuko Hasegawa No 31 Stirling + Wilford No 32 William Alsop No 33 Franklin D Israel No 34 Panos Koulermos No 35 Miguel Angel Roca No 36 Tomás Taveira No 37 Ron Herron No 38
Features the work of one of the most influential architects of the new Classical movement in the United States and Europe.
Table of Contents
Allan Greenberg and the Difficult Whole of Architecture (C. Westfall).
What is Modern Architecture?: An American Perspective (A. Greenberg).
Published Writings by Allan Greenberg.