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by Robert Allan Nauman


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Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill' The United States Air Force Academy stands as one of the most extensive .

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill' The United States Air Force Academy stands as one of the most extensive architectural projects of the entire cold war era. Robert Allen Nauman's fascinating On the Wings of Modernism shows the project was also a volatile battleground for competing ideas about aesthetics and politics. It remains a key to fully understanding American modernism.

Using previously unexplored resources of the . Air Force Academy, SOM, and the Air Force Academy Construction Agency, Nauman uncovered materials such as negatives of Adams's original photographs of the sites. He also conducted extensive interviews with SOM's project director for the academy, Walter Netsch, in tracing the complete history of the academy's construction, from its earliest conception to eventual completion.

That is, this book was produced by the architecture firm whose work these essays purport to critically analyze

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). That is, this book was produced by the architecture firm whose work these essays purport to critically analyze. So, reader beware: although it gathers together a wealth of useful information about this important project, Modernism at Mid-Century is essentially promotional literature masquerading as critical history.

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In the academy's iconic design, myths and metaphors of flight and the American West were interwoven with those of modernism. This architectural study traces the complete history of the academy's construction, from its earliest conception to eventual completion. Author: Nauman, Robert Allan. Publication Date: 12/31/2007.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA, the Air Force Academy, or the Academy) is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the youngest of the five . service academies, having graduated its first class 61 years ago in 1959, but is the third in seniority. Graduates of the academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the .

United States Air Force Academy, 2008-present Serve as a consultant and liaison to the State Historic Preservation Officer for Skidmore, Owings and . On the Wings of Modernism: The United States Air Force Academy. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2004).

United States Air Force Academy, 2008-present Serve as a consultant and liaison to the State Historic Preservation Officer for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, OZ Architects, Denver, and RNL Design, Denver on issues of historic preservation, as they apply to the United States Air Force Academy. United States Air Force Academy, 2008-09 Advised jury on selection of architect for the Academy’s new Center for Character and Leadership Development.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force) is an American military college. It was created in 1954. The college is north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County. The Academy's goal is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation

Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo The United States Air Force Academy is a world-class university - and one of the most selective co. .

Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. provides a free four-year college education and the opportunity to serve as a commissioned officer in the world's greatest Air Force.

The seal/logo/insignia of the United States Air Force Cadet Wing. Air Force Academy cadets celebrate after graduation. A black diagonal strip edged in white separates the fields. A black Maltese cross trimmed in white is on the green field and a gold griffin is on the black field. The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Wing (AFCW) is the student body of the United States Air Force Academy. The students, called "cadets", are divided into four classes, based on their year in school, much like a civilian college. A black Maltese cross trimmed in white is on the green field and a gold griffin is on the black field

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill' The United States Air Force Academy stands as one of the most extensive . A black Maltese cross trimmed in white is on the green field and a gold griffin is on the black field

The United States Air Force Academy stands as one of the most extensive architectural projects of the cold war era. Key to a full understanding of American modernism, the project was also a volatile battleground involving competing ideas about aesthetics and politics. Arguing that the academy's production was squarely grounded in bureaucratic and political processes, Robert Allen Nauman demonstrates that selection of both the site and the design firm was the result of political maneuverings involving U.S. military leadership.

In the academy’s iconic design, myths and metaphors of flight and the American West were interwoven with those of modernism, both to justify the plan and to free it from any lingering socialist or European associations. Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill’s first public exhibition of plans and models for the project was designed by the former Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer, and it incorporated photographs of the Colorado Springs site by Ansel Adams and William Garnett. Using previously unexplored resources of the U.S. Air Force Academy, SOM, and the Air Force Academy Construction Agency, Nauman uncovered materials such as negatives of Adams’s original photographs of the sites. He also conducted extensive interviews with SOM’s project director for the academy, Walter Netsch, in tracing the complete history of the academy's construction, from its earliest conception to eventual completion.
On the Wings of Modernism: The United States Air Force Academy download epub
Architecture
Author: Robert Allan Nauman
ISBN: 0252075153
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (March 18, 2008)
Pages: 192 pages