The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar-architect

الغلاف الأمامي
University of Georgia Press, 2012 - 286 من الصفحات
0 مراجعات
Francis Palmer Smith was the principal designer of Atlanta-based Pringle and Smith, one of the leading firms of the early twentieth-century South. Smith was an academic eclectic who created traditional, history-based architecture grounded in the teachings of the cole des Beaux-Arts. As The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith shows, Smith was central to the establishment of the Beaux-Arts perspective in the South through his academic and professional career.

After studying with Paul Philippe Cret at the University of Pennsylvania, Smith moved to Atlanta in 1909 to head the new architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He would go on to train some of the South's most significant architects, including Philip Trammell Shutze, Flippen Burge, Preston Stevens, Ed Ivey, and Lewis E. Crook Jr.

In 1922 Smith formed a partnership with Robert S. Pringle. In Atlanta, Savannah, Chattanooga, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Miami, and elsewhere, Smith built office buildings, hotels, and Art Deco skyscrapers; buildings at Georgia Tech, the Baylor School in Chattanooga, and the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia; Gothic Revival churches; standardized bottling plants for Coca-Cola; and houses in a range of traditional "period" styles in the suburbs. Smith's love of medieval architecture culminated with his 1962 masterwork, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. As his career drew to a close, Modernism was establishing itself in America. Smith's own modern aesthetic was evidenced in the more populist modern of Art Deco, but he never embraced the abstract machine aesthetic of high Modern.

Robert M. Craig details the role of history in design for Smith and his generation, who believed that architecture is an art and that ornament, cultural reference, symbolism, and tradition communicate to clients and observers and enrich the lives of both.

This book was supported, in part, by generous grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.
  

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

لم نعثر على أية مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.

كتب ذات صلة

المحتويات

P0134p1
1
P0134p2
2
P0134p3
3
P0134p4
4
P0134p5
5
P0134p6
6
P0134p7
7
P0134p8
8
P0134p33
33
P0134p34
34
P3564p1
35
P3564p2
36
P3564p3
37
P3564p4
38
P3564p5
39
P3564p7
41

P0134p9
9
P0134p10
10
P0134p11
11
P0134p12
12
P0134p13
13
P0134p14
14
P0134p15
15
P0134p16
16
P0134p17
17
P0134p18
18
P0134p19
19
P0134p20
20
P0134p21
21
P0134p22
22
P0134p23
23
P0134p24
24
P0134p25
25
P0134p26
26
P0134p27
27
P0134p28
28
P0134p29
29
P0134p30
30
P0134p31
31
P0134p32
32
P3564p8
42
P3564p9
43
P3564p10
44
P3564p11
45
P3564p12
46
P3564p13
47
P3564p14
48
P3564p15
49
P3564p16
50
P3564p17
51
P3564p18
52
P3564p19
53
P3564p20
54
P3564p21
55
P3564p22
56
P3564p23
57
P3564p24
58
P3564p25
59
P3564p26
60
P3564p27
61
P3564p28
62
P3564p29
63
P3564p30
64
حقوق النشر

طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة

حول المؤلف (2012)

Robert M. Craig is a professor emeritus of architectural history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building, Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929–1959, and coauthor, with Paul Goldberger, of John Portman: Art and Architecture.

معلومات المراجع