The Life and Work of the Twentieth Century Louisiana Architect A. Hays Town (Mellen Studies in Architecture S. v. 10)

The Life and Work of the Twentieth Century Louisiana Architect A. Hays Town (Mellen Studies in Architecture S. v. 10)

By: David Sachs (author)Hardback

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This is the first thorough and substantive examination of architect A. Hays Town's work. His 70-year career provides an ideal case study in the evolution of 20th-century American architecture, spanning from a period dominated by Beaux Arts formalism, through a period characterized by the assimilation and acceptance of European Modernism, to a period once again receptive to traditional and regional influences. This examination reveals the remarkable talent and logic which enabled him to assimilate a wide variety of influences from his education and early career as well as influences from the historical examples of his region. It contributes both to an understanding of the potential use of vernacular traditions in general, and specifically, of the rich architectural influences present through Louisiana's long and intriguing history. The study also includes a discussion of Town's habits, values and relationships, providing valuable insights into typical issues involved in the practice of architecture.

Contents

Foreword i; Preface xiii; Chapter I Background 1; Chapter II Education 11; Chapter III Internship 27; Chapter IV Overstreet and Town 43; Chapter V Commercial Work 69; Chapter VI Town Style 87; Chapter VII The Architect 115; Chapter VIII Conclusion 129; Bibliography 145; Index 159

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773466869
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780773466869
  • ISBN10: 077346686X

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