Good condition (see photos): Minimal damage to cover--a slight crease at top right, and slight buckle on mid bottom front, a few tiny "skin" marks on back and spine. Label (#9) stuck on spine.Pages and spine tight, showing minimal use. ExLibris stamp on inner first page. Measurements: 9"W x 12"H x. About John Hedjuk from Arch Daily by Dario Goodwin (7.19.17): Artist, architect and architectural theorist John Hejduk (19 July 1929 - 3 July 2000) introduced new ways of thinking about space that are still highly influential in both modernist and post-modernist architecture today, especially among the large number of architects who were once his students.
Inspired both by darker, gothic themes and modernist thinking on the human psyche, his relatively small collection of built work, and many of his unbuilt plans and drawings, have gone on to inspire other projects and architects around the world. In addition, his drawing, writing and teaching have gone on to shape the meeting of modernist and postmodern influences in contemporary architecture and helped bring psychological approaches to the forefront of design. Born in New York to Czech parents, Hejduk graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1952 and rapidly added a Master's degree from Harvard a year later.Unlike most prominent architects, who would attempt to join a practice or apprentice under a contemporary master, Hejduk jumped right back into university, but this time as a teacher at the University of Texas - where his unusual teaching style had him join the "The Texas Rangers, " a group of young architects who created an innovative school curriculum. After the entire group was fired, Hejduk briefly worked under I M Pei in New York and taught at Cornell, before eventually settling at Cooper Union, where he became a professor in 1964.