James Stirling
  • Feb 12, 2013
    248 p., 7 1/4 x 10
    129 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300170054
  • Cloth: $55.00 tx
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Art and Architecture

James Stirling

Revisionary Modernist

  • Amanda Reeser Lawrence


"Strikingly original. Amanda Lawrence's detailed analysis of Stirling's buildings and drawings allows readers to follow the architect's design strategies and understand how he employed diverse means to embody them. I have never read such a compelling and persuasive assessment of a 20th-century architect's work. An exemplary study and a model for future studies."—Diane Ghirardo, University of Southern California

 “This is one of the first, serious academic architectural historical and critical treatments of the breadth of James Stirling’s work. Author Amanda Lawrence contributes as well to continued revisions of modernism and postmodernism, positing a theory based not on stylistic affinity but on compositional structures and evolving notions of reference. There is much here to draw upon, as well as new knowledge and understanding of  Stirling himself.”—Daniel Abramson, Tufts University

"Focusing on six of Stirling’s projects from the early 1950s to the late 1970s, this book offers a detailed analysis of his buildings and drawings while also mapping his relationship to modernism."—Building Design

“an admirably close analysis of both Stirling’s work and decades of its critical reception."—Metropolis