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The Resource William Adair Bernoudy, architect : bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis, text by Osmund Overby ; photographs by Sam Fentress ; foreword by Gyo Obata

William Adair Bernoudy, architect : bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis, text by Osmund Overby ; photographs by Sam Fentress ; foreword by Gyo Obata

Label
William Adair Bernoudy, architect : bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis
Title
William Adair Bernoudy, architect
Title remainder
bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis
Statement of responsibility
text by Osmund Overby ; photographs by Sam Fentress ; foreword by Gyo Obata
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Illustrated with more than 280 photographs and 29 floor plans, William Adair Bernoudy, Architect is an exploration of the work of William Adair Bernoudy. A leading advocate of Frank Lloyd Wright's modern organic architecture, Bernoudy (1910-1988) was a widely admired St. Louis architect. Best known for his skill in designing houses that harmonized with the local environment and terrain, he was the creator of more than one hundred new structures, including the Pulitzer pool and pavilion, the Guthrie house, the Williams villa, as well as Bernoudy's own house. He was also well known for his renovations and additions to existing structures and for his landscape designs."--Jacket
  • "William Adair Bernoudy played a vital role in the architecture of St. Louis and the surrounding area, and his work constitutes a significant contribution to the history of modern architecture. His legacy will be long evident in the structures he designed and in the example he provided to other, younger architects."--Jacket
  • "Lavishly illustrated with more than 280 stunning photographs and 29 floor plans, William Adair Bernoudy, Architect is an elegant exploration of the work of William Adair Bernoudy. A leading advocate of Frank Lloyd Wright's modern organic architecture, Bernoudy (1910-1988) was a widely admired St. Louis architect. Best known for his skill in designing houses that harmonized with the local environment and terrain, he was the creator of more than one hundred new structures, including the Pulitzer pool and pavilion, the Guthrie house, the Williams villa, as well as Bernoudy's own house. He was also well known for his renovations and additions to existing structures and for his landscape designs. Frank Lloyd Wright influenced twentieth-century architecture more than any other architect, and William Bernoudy felt fortunate to be among the forty charter apprentices in the Taliesin Fellowship that Wright opened in 1932. Bernoudy trained under Wright for three years. He then spent several years doing various jobs before teaming up with architect Edouard Mutrux in 1938 and beginning his fifty-year architectural career. Although there is no question that Wright left an indelible mark on Bernoudy's architectural career, Bernoudy's work has considerable merit on its own. As Gyo Obata states in the Foreword, "Bernoudy was a warm, sensitive person who listened to his client's needs. He created architecture, therefore, that fulfilled those needs aesthetically as well as emotionally." To fully appreciate Bernoudy's work, however, one must understand how his life and architecture were intertwined, and this important book elicits that understanding. Bernoudy's wife, Gertrude, a very talented and avid art collector, played a vital role in Bernoudy's life and career. Together they had an immense influence on the cultural life of St. Louis, and William Adair Bernoudy, Architect provides valuable insight into the community to which they devoted their lives. William Adair Bernoudy played a vital role in the architecture of St. Louis and the surrounding area, and his work constitutes a significant contribution to the history of modern architecture. His legacy will be long evident in the structures he designed and in the example he provided to other, younger architects."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Overby, Osmund
Dewey number
720/.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.B475
LC item number
O83 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1910-1988
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bernoudy, W. A.
  • Fentress, Sam
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organic architecture
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Bernoudy, W. A.
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Label
William Adair Bernoudy, architect : bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis, text by Osmund Overby ; photographs by Sam Fentress ; foreword by Gyo Obata
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Bernoudy -- Mutrux -- Bauer, 1955-1965
  • Ch. 5.
  • Bernoudy Associates, 1965-1988
  • Foreword
  • Gyo Obata
  • Ch. 1.
  • "How I Might Study Architecture"
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Making of the Architect, 1935-1946
  • Ch. 3.
  • Bernoudy -- Mutrux, 1946-1955
Control code
40631974
Dimensions
27 x 33 cm
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780826212245
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU David Rees Collection copy has inscription addressed to the Rees family.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
William Adair Bernoudy, architect : bringing the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis, text by Osmund Overby ; photographs by Sam Fentress ; foreword by Gyo Obata
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Bernoudy -- Mutrux -- Bauer, 1955-1965
  • Ch. 5.
  • Bernoudy Associates, 1965-1988
  • Foreword
  • Gyo Obata
  • Ch. 1.
  • "How I Might Study Architecture"
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Making of the Architect, 1935-1946
  • Ch. 3.
  • Bernoudy -- Mutrux, 1946-1955
Control code
40631974
Dimensions
27 x 33 cm
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780826212245
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU David Rees Collection copy has inscription addressed to the Rees family.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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