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The Big Idea

Balcony Press

By Scott Johnson

6 x 8 in; 120 pp;
Paperback
June 2006
ISBN 9781890449384
ISBN10 1890449385

SKU# 9781890449384

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Scott Johnson is the highly acclaimed designer of some of L.A.'s most recognized architecture. As partner in the award-winning Los Angeles architecture firm Johnson Fain he was the creative force behind extraordinary buildings such as the Sun Americ...
The Big Idea


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The Big Idea

Scott Johnson is the highly acclaimed designer of some of L.A.'s most recognized architecture. As partner in the award-winning Los Angeles architecture firm Johnson Fain he was the creative force behind extraordinary buildings such as the Sun America Building and the Fox Toweraffectionately nicknamed the "Die Hard Building" after its starring role in the film. In this engaging memoir, Johnson shares his personal experiences as a designer and considers the relationship between practice andtheory over the last forty years of American architecture. From his childhood days in California's Salinas Valley, to his tenure with legendary architect Philip Johnson, to his time with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to the formation of his own firm and its rise toward the top of the architectural firmament,Johnsons unique insight makes for a fascinating discussion of each of the major movements that have characterized the world of architecture since Modernism in one of America's most interesting metropolises.

 

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6 x 8 in; 120 pp;
Paperback
June 2006
ISBN 9781890449384
ISBN10 1890449385
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