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By Hugh Howard | Comments: ( 366 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson Wright 1867 1959 began it with his romantic prairie style Johnson 1906 2005 brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history.DifferiIn architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson Wright 1867 1959 began it with his romantic prairie style Johnson 1906 2005 brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history.Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century s flint and steel their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men It was not despite but rather because of their contentious and not always admiring relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history.In Architecture s Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture s odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other.


  • Title: Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
  • Author: Hugh Howard
  • ISBN: 9781620403754
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

  • charles petrilla

    Wonderfully described cantankerous relationship between two of our most gifted and loved architects of the 20th century.I rarely designate a five star rating to anything I read or see on the screen, in this case I was engulfed by this writer's work. The sheer depth of passion, contradiction and love shared by Wright and Johnson over so many years so well described by the writer gave me a feeling of almost abiding inside their respective souls. I grew up in Pennsylvania and knew about "Falling Wa [...]


  • Catherine

    Did not finish. It's definitive - I really do not like biographies whose substance is 'who did what and when'.


  • Mike Violano

    I definitely enjoyed many parts of Architecture's Odd Couple but the author's premise of linking Frank Lloyd Wright and Phillip Johnson didn't really work for me. They did meet at times during the late career of Wright and the early days of Johnson but I suspect both men had relationships with others too. The best chapters are the insights and details of each individual's creations. The long saga of the design and construction of the Guggenheim Museum is extremely interesting and well told. The [...]


  • Rj

    Howard looks at the intertwined careers of Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson and how the two men fought and agreed about architecture. Both were iconoclasts who tried to remake the world in their own image. A fascinating dual biography.


  • Gordon Howard

    Interesting juxtaposition of two flawed by great 20th century architects. Good for those who don't want to delve too deeply into architectural details, and it makes me want to visit the various buildings described. At times the attempt to weave connections between Wright and Johnson is strained.


  • Julia

    DNF - Normally I'm not the kind of person that won't finish a book but I struggled to get even a quarter of the way through the book. The timeline was difficult to follow. I was disappointed because this author made great books before but I just couldn't get into this book.


  • Glenn Giuttari

    Fascinating information about one of my favorite people ( Wright) and an lesser known ( to me- Johnson). A good read of a fascinating relationship!


  • Jill Meyer

    I find the term "starchitect" quite interesting. It's a term that's propped up in the past 10 or so years and is applied to architects who are "stars"; both in their professions and in today's culture. Their museum buildings, for instance, may be more famous than what's housed within. Do people travel to Bilbao, Spain to see American architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum buildingor the art it contains? Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin - interesting on the outside - was practically [...]


  • David

    Hugh Howard's Architect's Odd Couple in a thorough, enjoyable examination of the evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson contributions of perhaps the two most important American architects of the 20th Century. Their relationship was complex, prickly, and at times bordered on hostility. But that evolving relationship is at the heart of the book. They came to admire each other despite each's strong opinions about their own work and of their counterpart.Mr. Howard is an experienced autho [...]


  • Pierre Lauzon

    Architecture’s Odd Couple is an informative history of trends and personalities in architecture in the 20th century and the enduring influence today. The book is very readable and clear in descriptions.I have read a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright and have visited many of the sites mentioned related to FLW. I knew very little about Philip Johnson and the book is very informative about the man, his work, and his influence in everything from museum design, museum exhibits, and his embracing of mode [...]


  • Lorraine Wille

    for two men who loved architecture they had little in common


  • Melody

    I received this book via Goodread Giveaway. This was a very informative and quite enjoyable book!


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