Item #013201 Recent and Future Architecture. EDWARD DURELL STONE.

Recent and Future Architecture

New York: Horizon Press, N.d. [1967]. Item #013201

"This is at last the age of the architect." Stone's trade catalog showing recent work and projects, including the Kennedy Center, General Motors Building, colleges, stadiums, civic centers, residences, etc. A mid-century architectural wet dream, much of which never got built, and too much of which got built. The project illustrations are juicy--the plan for the County civic center in Hyattsville MD shows a complex with ten towers (with elevated walkways); NASA lab in Cambridge with 5 towers which offer "...the advantage of facilitating closer communications among the scientists."; lots of good things for Pakistan, probably financed by us, the un-killable Greers Ferry National Garden Park, with its "snack bar and lounge"; the guy has about 200 words to describe his vision for this enormous project and he's talking about the snack bar and lounge? On the plus side, a shout-out for the Perpetual Saving and Loan building in Beverly Hills. First edition. 34 cm; 136 pp.; illustrated from photographs, plans, and drawings. Covers are in rough shape, with wear to ends of the faded spine; some mild staining and fading to front board; bumped tip; contents clean, tight, and bright. Lacking the dust jacket. A working copy in original red cloth.

Price: $175.00

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