The Architect Hugh Stubbins

Fifties American Modernism in Berlin

Steffen de Rudder

Hardcover
17 x 24 cm
192 pages, 20 col. and 200 b/w
English
ISBN 978-3-939633-24-2
08.2007

9.95
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Hugh Stubbins, who began his career as an assistant to Walter Gropius at Harvard, is undoubtedly among the important international architects of postwar Modernism. His high-rise buildings, in particular the Citicorp Building in New York, helped him to achieve world fame. In Germany, too, he has left behind an example of his skill: the Berlin Congress Hall of 1957. The exciting story of this expressive symbol of postwar Modernism shows the way in which architecture was politicized at that time. This book examines in detail the origin and construction of this unique building, as well as the diversity of the American architect’s work.

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