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JOHN YEON: MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND CONSERVATION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Marc Treib. ORO Editions, Novato, 2016. Published in association with John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene. 280 pp. with 225 ills. (69 col.). 29 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781935935278 In English.
Publisher's description: John Yeon is today known primarily for residential designs that announced, during the mid-twentieth century, a modern architecture for the Pacific Northwest. It was architecture characterized by astute siting and a sensitive use of wood, with planning that graciously accommodated contemporary living. His devotion to each project was complete, one reason for the relatively small number of realized works. Although regarded by some as a "regionalist," Yeon himself resisted that categorization, arguing for architecture appropriate to its place, time, and people. John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest presents detailed accounts of the three interrelated spheres that comprised John Yeon's life: architecture, conservation, and art collecting. As an architect, he quickly established a national reputation with the completion of the Watzek house in Portland in 1937, and its exhibition and publication shortly thereafter. As a preservationist, his advocacy for causes like the Columbia River Gorge -- efforts that spanned almost half a century -- saved from development or despoliation several substantial parcels of land in the Gorge and along the Oregon Coast.
Artist(s):Yeon, John
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 73,54,55
Worldwide Number: 171307
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