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Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century by Tannler

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Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects by Albert M. Tannler

This is the first guidebook devoted solely to twentieth-century buildings in metropolitan Pittsburgh. The introductory chapters explore the appearance and diverse meanings of "modern architecture" in the United States, and document the arrival of modern design in Pittsburgh from the turn of the twentieth century through the post World War II period, culminating in the completion of Point State Park.

After an introduction to the language of architecture, the Guide presents a selection of 53 extant buildings and structures that embody aspects of twentieth-century architectural practice from 1903 to 1999. Some thirty additional structures are presented in three thematic sidebars.

Many of the buildings and structures in the book have either been designated as local, state, and/or national landmarks or qualify for future designation. Some are endangered; others have been adapted to new uses. All are worthy of preservation.

Part of our Heinz Memorial Chapel collection, this book features significant architectural landmarks of Pittsburgh, including Heinz Chapel.

About the Author:
Albert 'Al' Tannler, an architectural historian and author of significant books on the history and architectural heritage of Pittsburgh, was a consummate researcher, editor, and archivist.

Al was the director of the historical collections for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation for 28 years, overseeing two libraries in addition to his scholarly interests.

Al wrote Charles J. Connick: His Education and His Windows in and near Pittsburgh after more than a decade of research into architectural glass and the discovery that buildings in Pittsburgh had some of the most inspired glass to be found anywhere. Published by PHLF, the book was selected by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette selected one of the best books of 2008.

Al was incredibly fascinated by the lives and stories of the architects and their clients, who built America, and the significance of their work in establishing an aesthetic that continues to define and impact how we appreciate the built environment. He established meaningful connections with architectural scholars and organizations in Pittsburgh, throughout the United States, and overseas.

For many years, he profiled more than 120 architects whose work defined the architectural landscape of our city and region through his writing, lectures, and specialized tours. He joined the Society of Architectural Historians in 1991 and retired in 2019.

Author: Albert M. Tannler

Publish Date: 2013

Publisher: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Page Count: 294

ISBN: 978-0978828493

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