Michael P. Johnson

The Unshakable Search for Architecture


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SpecificationsSKU: 90463Size: 7.5 x 12″ Landscape Pages: 120 Binding: Trade Paper Publication Date: Spring 2015 ISBN: 978-1-941806-90-6 World Rights: Available
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The small, regional architectural firms working throughout the United States and abroad have a more profound effect on the built environment than the cultural imperialism thrust upon us, harking back to the Pre-Modernist movement of the last century.

Looking back 50-60 years we can find architects such as Bruce Goff; Oklahoma, Jack Hilmer; California and Al Beadle; Arizona, to see how their work influences architectural culture and generations of young students.
The book, about the life work of Architect Michael P. Johnson, speaks directly of his regional buildings in both his native Wisconsin in his early career through the work after the migration to Arizona. It also expands upon his work in New York, Colorado, California in the US and further in Canada, Mexico and Italy. In addition, it examines the methodology of Michael’s involvement in teaching at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture for 25 years. One of few books that explores the benefits good architecture can have on our everyday lives.

Louise Noelle was born in Mexico City, 1944, she studied Art History at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City (BA 1969), and at the Universidad Nacional Autònoma de México (MA1988); presently she is working on her doctoral thesis “Arquitectos contemporáneos de México”. She was editor of Arquitectura/México from 1976 to 1980 and coordinator of the design group Praxis Mexico City from 1978-1980. She joined the staff of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1981 and since 1982 has been a researcher at the Institute. She is involved in many aspects of architectural criticism, being a co-founder and director not only of the Comité International des Critiques d´ Architecture (CICA) but also of the Mexican Association of Architectural Critics.
Juhani Pallasmaa (b. 1936), Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA, Professor Emeritus, Helsinki, has practised architecture since the early 1960s and established his own office Juhani Pallasmaa Architects in 1983 after having collaborated with a number of architects during twenty years. In addition to architectural design, he has been active in urban, exhibition, product and graphic design. He has taught and lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and published books and numerous essays on the philosophy and critique of architecture and the arts in over thirty languages.

Aris Georges is a design teacher, a graphic designer, and an artist. As a design teacher, Aris draws from European education, American graduate studies, and over 25 years of apprenticeship in architectural and creative studios in the EU and the US. Aris promotes conscious thinking in architecture and design and his classes offer students the opportunity to expand their mental boundaries to explore and advance their ideas and vision. He engages his students through interactive processes and supports their development in striving to be unbound thinkers and designers.

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