Choose a category to browse ...

academic
activism
adult trade
american
animals
architects
architecture
art
biography
book design
building types
buildings
campus guides
childrens
classiciam
craft
criticism
design
digital design
ecology
furniture
games
gardens
graphic design
green
guidebook
historic
houses
how-to
illustration
industrial design
installation art
interior design
journals
landmarks
landscape architecture
landscapes
maps
materials
modernism
monograph
monuments
nature
note cards
paper goods
parks
photography
regionalism
religious
science
theory
tote bags
typography
typology
urbanism
utopias
visual culture
woodworking
in-stock today

×

Help us calculate your shipping, tax, discounts, and final price:





Victor Lundy

Artist Architect

Donna Kacmar

$55.00

     8.5 × 10.5 in (21.6 × 26.7 cm)
Hardcover
240 pages
50 color illustrations, 150 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616896614


If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor Lundy
(born 1923) is a real find, an important yet underappreciated figure in the history of
American architecture. Trained in both the Beaux Arts and Bauhaus traditions, he
built an impressive practice ranging from small-scale residential and commercial
buildings to expressive religious buildings and two preeminent institutional works:
the US Tax Court Building in Washington, DC (now on the National Register of
Historic Places), and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

This first book on Lundy's life and career documents his early work in the Sarasota School of Architecture, his churches, and his government buildings.
In addition to essays on his use of light and material, many of the architect's original
drawings, paintings, and sketches---including those from his travels throughout
Europe, the Middle East, India, and Mexico, now held at the Library of Congress---
are reproduced here for the first time.


Donna Kacmar, FAIA, is a professor at the University of Houston, where she
teaches design studios and directs the Materials Research Collaborative. She
is the author of Big Little House: Small Houses Designed by Architects.


Editorial Reviews

Hidden Architecture:

"Princeton Architectural Press takes on the difficult task of publishing the first book about Victor Lundy and does it with remarkable success....[T]his book provides a considered analysis of Lundy's life and projects. Victor Lundy Artist Architect is a necessary read to understand the work of an indispensable American architect of modern history."

Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

"This is not just another architectural coffee-table book. Although all of the images are in black-and-white, there is plenty of visual appeal in the tasteful photographs of Lundyís curvaceous moldings of space. They make a strong case that Lundy was as talented as any "Sarasota School" architect. But the words count, too. Lundy's story is told not in archi-speak, but in a way that brings to life the process of architecture for lay people, as well as professional architects."

hA25


Related Titles