John Yeon

Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

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John Yeon is today known primarily for residential designs that announced, during the mid-twentieth century, a modern architecture for the Pacific Northwest. It was an architecture characterized by astute siting and a sensitive use of wood, with planning that graciously…

 
SKU: 90504
Size: 8.5″ x 11″ portrait
Pages: 282
Binding: Hardbound
Publication Date: May 2017
ISBN: 978-1-935935-27-8
World Rights: Available

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“Regarded by some as a ‘regionalist’, Yeon himself resisted that categorization, while arguing for architecture appropriate to its place, time, and people.”

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 2 × 10 in
Size

8.5" x 11" portrait

Pages

282

Binding

Hardbound

Publication date

May 2017

ISBN

978-1-935935-27-8

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John Yeon is today known primarily for residential designs that announced, during the mid-twentieth century, a modern architecture for the Pacific Northwest. It was an architecture characterized by astute siting and a sensitive use of wood, with planning that graciously accommodated contemporary living. His devotion to each project was complete, one reason for the relatively small number of realized works. Although regarded by some as a “regionalist,” Yeon himself resisted that categorization, while arguing for architecture appropriate to its place, time, and people.

‘John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest’ presents detailed accounts of the three interrelated spheres that comprised John Yeon’s life: architecture, conservation, and art collecting. As an architect, he quickly established a national reputation with the completion of the Watzek house in Portland in 1937, and its exhibition and publication shortly thereafter.

As a preservationist, his advocacy for causes like the Columbia River Gorge—efforts that spanned almost half a century—saved from development or despoliation several substantial parcels of land in the Gorge and along the Oregon Coast. Over the years, he also assembled an important collection of artworks, to a large degree centered on Asian ceramics and paintings, but bolstered by substantial holdings of European furniture and other applied arts, and works by certain contemporary artists.

‘John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest’ will appeal to all readers interested in architecture and its preservation, the landscape of the Pacific Northwest, and the appreciation and display of art.

Authors

Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a noted historian and critic of landscape and architecture. He has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia.

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SKU: 90504
Size: 8.5″ x 11″ portrait
Pages: 282
Binding: Hardbound
Publication Date: May 2017
ISBN: 978-1-935935-27-8
World Rights: Available

John Yeon

“Regarded by some as a ‘regionalist’, Yeon himself resisted that categorization, while arguing for architecture appropriate to its place, time, and people.”

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