Oklahoma City's Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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From its very first land run days in 1889, Oklahoma City has been a mecca for daring men and women intent on transforming the flat, grassy prairie into a thoroughly modern metropolis. This risk-taking ethic came to beautiful fruition after World War II when several enterprising young architects, many of whom were students of the mighty Bruce Goff at the University of Oklahoma, rejected traditional styles and approaches and enthusiastically embraced more modern forms in their sleek, ambitious building designs. The result is a vast collection of bold mid-century modern structures that span every function and budget, from the giant egg-shaped First Christian Church to the modest but equally dramatic Neptune Subs building to homes like the spiral-shaped Zuhdi House. This book celebrates Oklahoma City's unique built landscape and the minds behind our best architectural treasures.
ISBN: 9781467127417
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 235
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lynne Rostochil is a founding member of the Okie Mod Squad, an architectural historian, and a photographer and has traveled throughout the Sooner State documenting and writing about its rich architectural heritage for various publications and websites. Using vintage images from her personal collection, the Oklahoma History Center, and others, she traces the exciting evolution of modern architecture in the capital city.
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