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Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff

Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff

Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff

$110.00

OSSIPOFF. Sakamoto, Dean and Karla Britton
Yale 2008
Book ID: 74846

Born in Russia in 1907, raised in Japan and educated in California, Ossipoff settled in Hawaii in 1931 and pursued a 67-year career that saw the islands transformed from a colonial backwater to an international tourist destination. His approach to modernism adapted regional styles to new ideas. In his hands the lanai, the traditional Hawaiian porch for outdoor living, became an organizing principle, and years before the advent of green architecture, Ossipoff emphasized his buildings' relationship to their sites and climate, using locally available materials whenever possible.

328 pp., 260 color and B&W illus.