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Building Seagram

Building Seagram

by Phyllis Lambert

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300167672
Pages: 320
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2021-04-20
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The Seagram building rises over New York’s Park Avenue, seeming to float above the street with perfect lines of bronze and glass. Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman’s daughter Phyllis Lambert was twenty-seven years old when she took over the search for an architect and chose Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969), a pioneering modern master of what he termed “skin and bones” ...