Booksigning for "Skyscraper" by Benjamin Flowers

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Teri Nagel
College of Architecture
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Summary Sentence: Book explores how wealth and power has reshaped urban landscape.

Full Summary: In Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), Flowers explores the role of culture and ideology in shaping the construction of skyscrapers and the way wealth and power ha

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Benjamin Flowers is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the different ways politics, culture, and power intersect with architecture to form the built landscape.

In Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), Flowers explores the role of culture and ideology in shaping the construction of skyscrapers and the way wealth and power have operated to reshape the urban landscape. Flowers narrates this modern tale by closely examining the creation and reception of three significant sites: the Empire State Building, the Seagram Building, and the World Trade Center. He demonstrates how architects and their clients employed a diverse range of modernist styles to engage with and influence broader cultural themes in American society: immigration, the Cold War, and the rise of American global capitalism.

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College of Design, School of Building Construction, School of City & Regional Planning, School of Industrial Design, School of Architecture

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Architecture, architecture books, architecture school, culture, design, skyscraper
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  • Created By: Teri Nagel
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  • Created On: Aug 3, 2010 - 10:59am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:51pm