By (author) Robert A. M. Stern
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Robert A.M.Stern by Robert A. M. Stern
Book DescriptionRobert A. M. Stern is dedicated to the synthesis of tradition and innovation. In more than thirty-five years of practice, he has produced a wide range of building types with a variety of stylistic influences, all inspired by the great legacy of American architecture. His firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, was first recognized for its distinguished houses, and residential design remains the cornerstone of the practice. This beautifully illustrated monograph a companion to the best-selling "Robert A. M. Stern: Houses "presents twenty-six of the firm's most memorable houses. Located in diverse settings across North America from a valley in Colorado with sweeping views of the Aspen mountains to a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound to an island off the coast of British Columbia these remarkable houses reveal the architect's emphasis on the importance of context and his dedication to exploring the nature of space. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its unique natural surroundings. Whether they are Shingle Style "cottages" by the sea, colonial Georgian country estates, or elegant Regency designs, Stern's houses are unique both for their timelessness and their ability to evoke a conversation with the past a dialogue he believes lies at the heart of architecture. Pilar Viladas is the design editor of the "New York Times Magazine.""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580931663
(305mm x 255mm x 51mm)
Imprint: Monacelli Press
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert A. M. Stern
Palm Beach Houses, Hardback (October 2015)
This classic volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a strikingly illustrated, extensively researched history of Palm Beach architecture.
Paradise Planned, Hardback (December 2013)» View all books by Robert A. M. Stern
"From the same team that produced the monumental five-volume architectural history of New York comes the definitive work on the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that first emerged in England in the 1830s and still dominates residential architecture today"--
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Author Biography - Robert A. M. Stern
Robert A. M. Stern, the principal partner of the architectural practice he founded in 1969, is also dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In addition to monographs on the firm's work, Stern has written a series of books on New York's architecture and urbanism, including "New York 1880, New York 1900, New York 1930, " and "New York 1960."
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