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Building Seagram Hardcover – April 16, 2013
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“A fascinating story about New York’s built environment and those who have made it a livable space.”—Jewish Daily Forward (Jewish Daily Forward)
“Juicy while retaining a scholarly rigor.”—Architizer (Architizer)
“Her account captures some of the excitement one feels when one approaches the slender tower for the first time.”—Christopher Turner, London Review of Books (Christopher Turner London Review of Books 2014-01-06)
Top Customer Reviews
To be sure, one has to be a fan of the building and really want to know much more than has already been delivered by so many others. It is also fascinating to hear the story of what happened after its construction, the life of the building and how easily it could have all gone astray.
This one happens to be one of the great landmarks of Modern design, and the narrative is a knowing participant in its design, Phyllis Lambert. After reacting vociferously to an image of the building her father, president of Seagram, plans to build, he appoints her Director of Planning. It is up her to find the architect, and we read about the considerations that led to Mies van der Rohe;. She details who worked with whom to achieve what, down to the last stair tread or door jamb.
Since this is such a fine building, I felt privileged to learn so much about it from a first-hand source.
She writes well, and the book is very well illustrated (not prettied up) and designed.
Ms Lambert, THANK YOU! Since you live in the Province of Quebec in keeping with C101, Merci Beaucoup
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent historical recounting of the design and construction of this modern icon. Highly recommend it for all architectural history buffs.Published on March 6, 2014 by Keith Taylor
if you are interested in things like this, this book is wonderful. tells you everything you want to know about how this amazing building came to be.Published on August 16, 2013 by Samyel F
Superb in every way, could not be any better. Packed with interesting history of one of America's most important buildings.Published on June 8, 2013 by Donald mackenzie