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Encyclopedia > Edward Durell Stone

Edward Durell Stone (1902 Fayetteville, Arkansas - 1978 New York City) was an American modernist twentieth century architect. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article focuses on the cultural movement labeled modernism or the modern movement. See also: Modernism (Roman Catholicism) or Modernist Christianity; Modernismo for specific art movement(s) in Spain and Catalonia. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ...


Stone attended the University of Arkansas, Harvard and MIT and established his own firm in New York in 1936. After a period of strict interpretation of International Style, in the 1950s Stone departed from modernist strictures and developed an individual, idiosyncratic style which included patterns of ornament. By some accounts, this was through the influence of his wife. Treated as a renegade, Stone continued to receive major commissions in the United States and abroad. Stone's design talents were perpetuated through the work of his son, Edward Durrell Stone, Jr., whose firm, EDSA, was voted among the 10 most influential landscape architecture firms in the U.S. The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1927) The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1930) The International style was a major architectural trend of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Edward Durrell Stone, Jr. ... Central Park, like all parks, is an example of landscape architecture. ...


Recently, his life and career have received renewed attention due to the destruction of both the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, and 2 Columbus Circle in New York City, which was an enigmatic, prominent, marble-clad building with Venetian motifs and a curved fa├žade. It had filigree-like portholes and windows only at its top stories. The building was commissioned by Huntington Hartford as an art museum, and afterward deeded to the City. The destruction of the Edward Durell Stone's original design touched off a preservation debate joined by Tom Wolfe and Robert A. M. Stern, among city-wide, national and international preservation groups. Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium (also referred to as Busch Stadium II) was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The original design of the Edward Durell Stone building in 2 Columbus Circle. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. ... Robert Arthur Morton Stern, usually credited as Robert A. M. Stern, (born May 23, 1939) is an American architect and Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture. ...


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External links

Warning: the following link is a very subjective view on the future of 2 Columbus Circle that does not attempt to represent all sides to the argument.

  • Page on 2 Columbus Circle, with photographs

 
 

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