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John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

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YEON. Treib, Marc.
Oro Editions, 2016
SKU 100625

John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest presents detailed accounts of the three interrelated spheres that comprised John Yeons 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 al readers interested in architecture and its preservation, the landscape of the Pacific Northwest, and the appreciation and display of art.

HB / 282 pp. / English

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