In writing this important new book, Nigel Warburton researched the extensive archive of Goldfinger's writing, office papers, models and drawings held in the RIBA Collection and also interviewed people who knew and worked with him. An intolerant and fiery man, Goldfinger gained the respect and grudging admiration of his peers and employees, and while his buildings have provoked controversy they are nonetheless powerful, expressive and individual. This book considers the man and his life as the motivation for his works, weaving anecdotes and first-hand materials into an insightful and extensive account that entertains and challenges readers as it informs.
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Nigel Warburton's prior publications include Philosophy: The Classics, Second Edition, Routledge, 2001Review:
'Mercifully free from art historical jargon, this is very much a non-specialist's view, and all the better for that ... This book charts Goldfinger's character and architecture in a clear way, making a good careful biography.' - Building Design
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very good. 558 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00415258537-V
Descrizione libro Routledge Chapman & Hall Auflage: annotated edition. Hardcover. Condizione libro: gut. Auflage: annotated edition. Architektur architecture modernist architect models drawings A century after his birth Erno Goldfinger's buildings are achieving heritage status. This biography of the British modernist architect of the 20th century details the story of a man and his struggle to build in a modern style in Britain in the face of contemporary opposition This is the first biography of Ern/ Goldfinger (1902-1987), the leading modernist architect in Britain in the twentieth century. It is the fascinating story of a man and his struggle to build in a modern style in Britain in the face of contemporary opposition. Today, opposition to his buildings, particularly Trellick Tower, is turning to admiration. 2 Willow Road, his own house, was recently acquired by the National Trust - its first modern property. A century after his birth his buildings are achieving heritage status. This book tells the story of Goldfinger's life in architecture which raises profound questions about the role of architecture in British society and the political and moral values that buildings can embody. In writing this important new book, Nigel Warburton researched the extensive archive of Goldfinger's writing, office papers, models and drawings held in the RIBA Collection and also interviewed people who knew and worked with him. Introduction 1. Foundations 2. Lessons in Concrete 3. In the Right Place 4. Connections 5. Making a Home 6. War Work 7. The Sensation of Space 8. Rebuilding 9. Rising High 10. Afterlife. Index. Literatur Biografien Erfahrungsberichte Technik Architektur ISBN-10 0-415-25853-7 / 0415258537 ISBN-13 978-0-415-25853-1 / 9780415258531 Erno Goldfinger The Life of an Architect [English] [Hardcover] Nigel Warburton (Author) Erno Goldfinger: The Life of an Architect [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe] Nigel Warburton (Autor) In englischer Sprache. 197 pages. 1,7 x 15,9 x 23,6 cm. Codice libro della libreria BN26707