Prof. Douglas Klahr, Architecture, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection, purchased with the support of the Friends of the UT Arlington Library on the occasion of her Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
Prof. Klahr chose Architecture of the early XX. Century by selection and commentary by Peter Haiko, New York: Rizzoli, 1989.
Prof. Klahr's remarks on this item:
"Two decades ago, this was the book that inspired me to think about leaving a corporate career, get a masters and a doctorate, and teach what I had loved since my undergraduate days: architectural history. This book illustrates the rich architectural vocabulary that several decades later was tossed aside when Modernism imposed a poverty 'yes, poverty!' of architectural vocabulary in both education and practice. It was as though we had forbidden musicians to study and learn to play classical music: a colossal loss of our culture. So study this book. Open your eyes. See the variety of shapes, textures, rooftops, windows, and materials. Compare the richness of what you see with how we build today. Feel what was lost."