James Stirling: Buildings and Projects 1950-1974

ISBN: 9780500340646
Artist(s): James Stirling
Author(s): John Jacobus
Format: hardback
Year published: 1996
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 184
Illustrations: Illustrated in B&W throughout


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James Stirling’s untimely death in 1992 cut short an immensely fruitful creative career which began in the 1950s. One of the most inventive – and controversial – British architects of the post-war period, Stirling came to international attention in the early 1960s with the completion of Leicester University Engineering Building – now recognized as a landmark in 20th-century architecture. This critical survey explores Stirling’s early work, illustrating and analyzing 38 buildings and projects dating from 1950 to 1974. The book begins with an introduction assessing Stirling’s early development and considering his place in the architecture of the time. The main body of the volume contains 670 drawings, plans and photographs supported by critical discussions of the projects which include residential buildings, student accommodation, academic institutions and industrial plants, interspersed with statements from Stirling himself.

Very good condition. Slight tear to top of dust jacket.


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