[T]his wonderful book by Robert Bruegmann illustrates [that Weese] was an inventive and thoughtful humanist, concerned as much with how people used and perceived his spaces as their aesthetic implications for other architects. . . . The book is candid in its discussion of this tremendously talented man and both his successes and shortcomings. (Life of an Architect)
[P]rovides a thorough and insightful account of the wide-range career of an amazingly multifaceted architect, which is long overdue. (DOCOMOMO)
[T]his is not the usual hagiographic posthumous monograph. But it does reveal Weese’s protean talent for manipulating forms, angling views and windows in unpredictable ways, and respecting and reinterpreting the past. (Architect)
This book is worth reading for any architecture buff who is not only intrigued with large public projects…but also with innovative modern residential design. (DC by Design)
This book paints an astonishingly full picture of a very gifted, extremely prolific, but, until recently largely unknown American architect. Bruegmann has carefully researched Weese's life and he tells a story which could be regarded as essential reading for anyone setting out on a life in architecture.... [T]he sheer amount and quality of work produced by Weese is extraordinary and his contribution to the built environment in America and beyond is very significant. Time spent reading Bruegmann's sensitive story and pouring over Skolnik's beautiful catalogue will be time well spent. (RIAS Quarterly)
About the Author
Robert Bruegmann, an historian of architecture, landscape, and the built environment, is University Distinguished Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago.