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BREAKING GROUND: HENRY B. HOOVER, NEW ENGLAND MODERN ARCHITECT. Lucretia Hoover Giese and Henry B. Hoover, Jr. Friends of Modern Architecture (FoMA), Lincoln, 2015. Published in association with University Press of New England, Lebanon. 164 pp. with 92 ills. (45 col.). 26 x 24 cm. LC 2014-41231 ISBN 9780692297155 In English.
Publisher's description: This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the life and work of New England-based modern architect Henry B. Hoover. Hoover's practice demonstrates how he utilized, transformed, and individualized prevailing Beaux-Arts architectural training of the 1920s to achieve a modern residential architecture informed by -- but different from -- the normative (Bauhaus driven) idea of modern architecture. Hoover's practice additionally provides a valuable example of the importance of the influence of landscape architecture on stylistic development. Because he worked with landscape architect Fletcher Steele for more than a decade, it is not surprising that in Hoover's residential architecture siting is paramount. His clients sought a particular synthesis of the exceptional and the livable in houses that spoke to and of the New England landscape and were tailored to their site. The story of Hoover's long career is therefore one of an American-trained architect who in the late 1930s initiated his "brand" of modern architecture in New England. His work, maturing in the 1950s and continuing well into the third quarter of the twentieth century, is a testament to an under appreciated genre of regional architecture.
Artist(s):Hoover, Henry B.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 164233
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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