Architect: The Life & Work of Charles W. Moore - First Edition

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Title:Architect: The Life & Work of Charles W. Moore

Author: David Littlejohn 

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1984.

Call him Post-Modernist, supermannerist, populist, historicist, stage designer--or, as he calls himself, "inclusionist" - architect Charles Moore is effectively showcased as an eclectic genius-curiosity, at least, in this celebratory collage. Littlejohn, a novelist (The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger, Going to California) and Berkeley journalism professor, shares with Moore an aversion to "the modernist ideal"and an allegiance to "humanism".  His enthusiasm for Moore's rule-breaking (random cut-out windows, vertical light-shafts, "gravity-defying staircases"), fantasizing and historical/ethnic borrowings, all fits into this ideological framework as Littlejohn thoroughly captures the life and work of Charles Moore. 

Hardcover. 356 pages. 7"x 9.5".  Illustrated. 

Condition: Good (G). Slight wear at top & bottom of book sleeve jackets. 

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