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Craig Ellwood: In the Spirit of the Time - Works and Projects 1948-1977 Hardcover – 1 Feb 2003

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  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Gustavo Gili (1 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8425218039
  • ISBN-13: 978-8425218033
  • Package Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,987,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There has been in the last ten years an intense scholarly and popular interest in looking back at postwar American architecture, especially that of southern California. This interest -catalyzed in 1989 by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on the Case Study Houses, one of the quintessential post-World War II housing experiments- has produced monographs on several of the major architects of postwar Los Angeles. Despite his important role in the Case Study Houses, the only comprehensive source to approach Ellwood's long career has for decades been a 1968 monograph by Esther McCoy. The reasons for this three-decade period of lack of attention include Ellwood's early and abrupt retirement from architecture and the dispersion and loss of many of his drawings and papers. More importantly, perhaps, Ellwood's cultivation of the image of a talented designer that, shored up by the design skills of his associates, was not fully sustained by all the facts, long made him a difficult figure to study. These situations deserve attention and they will be covered here. Essentially, however, this book will concentrate on the work itself.

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