Irving Gill

Irving Gill

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Architect Irving J. Gill (1870 - 1936) is widely considered the first and preeminent architect of the "Modernist" era. In her groundbreaking work, Five California Architects, Esther McCoy asserts that, along with Bernard Maybeck, Charles and Henry Greene, and R.M. Schindler, Gill is one of California's most important architects. As one of the most influential architects of the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, Gill is said to have been so far in advance of his time that there was yet no discussion of "Modernism"--it simply had not emerged as a movement or a consciousness. Gill followed no one, choosing instead to lead a paradigm shift from crafts construction to machinic building, particularly in light of the development and evolution of concrete as a material of choice. This book is a must-own for any serious fan of Gill, California architecture, modernism, and turn-of-the-century development in building. Marvin Rand has been published in numerous books and magazines throughout the world and has been showcased in major exhibitions. He is the author of Green & Greene ( Gibbs Smith, 2005). He lives in Marina del Rey, California.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 281.9 x 307.3 x 27.9mm | 2,131.91g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 200 colour photographs
  • 1586854461
  • 9781586854461

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Architect Irving J. Gill (18701936) is widely considered the first and preeminent architect of the Modernist era. In her groundbreaking work Five California Architects, Esther McCoy asserts that, along with Bernard Maybeck, Charles and Henry Greene, and R. M. Schindler, Gill is one of Californiaˇs most important architects. This book looks at the life and architectural achievements of Gill, with brilliant photography by Marvin Rand and McCoyˇs insightful text from Five California Architects. Additionally, Gill's own writing (excerpted from The Craftsman (1916))describes his architectural and design philosophy. As one of the most influential architects of the late-nineteenth to early twentieth century, Gill is said to have been so far advanced for his time that there was yet no discussion of ≈modernism The stunning combination of Rand's photographic art and McCoy's writing makes Irving J. Gill an important addition to the library of any serious scholar or fan of Gill, California architecture, Arts and Crafts, modernism, or turn-of-the-century development in building. Marvin Rand gained his photographic education at Los Angeles City College, the U. S. Air Force Photographic School, and Art Center College of Design. He has made a career as an architectural photographer, and his clients have included Charles Eames, Cesar Pelli, Louis Kahn, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Gwathmey/Siegal & Associates, William Pereira & Associates, the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few. His photographs have been featured in twenty exhibitionsshow more

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