The Architecture of O'Neil Ford

The Architecture of O'Neil Ford

Celebrating Place

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University of Texas Press
O’Neil Ford (1905–1982) was the most influential Texas architect of the twentieth century. A technological innovator who bridged Texas’ rural past and urban future, he taught three generations of architects how to adapt vernacular forms and materials to modern conditions. Widely known for his many projects in San Antonio and Dallas, Ford also designed buildings from Laredo, Texas, to Saratoga Springs, New York, over the course of a sixty-year career. In this book, David Dillon undertakes In particular, Dillon explores Ford’s links to the regional and eclectic movements of the 1920s and 1930s, his use of postwar technology and materials (lift-slab, pre-stressed concrete shells, new metals), and his influence on other architects in Texas and the Southwest. Quotes from the author’s wide-ranging interviews with O’Neil Ford in the last years of his life, as well as with his partners, relatives, friends, and critics, give the text firsthand vividness.

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780292716025
Branch Call Number: 720.92 FOR
Characteristics: xiv, 158 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Celebrating place


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