Grant Hildebrand

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Grant Hildebrand is an American architect and architectural historian who is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Hildebrand earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 1957 and subsequently worked for the offices of Albert Kahn and Minoru Yamasaki. After completing his Master of Architecture at the University of Michigan in 1964, he joined the faculty of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he taught until the year 2000. At Washington, Hildebrand taught architectural design, architectural history, and a variety of other classes. He received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1975.[1] In 1978 he became interested in the work of the English geographer Jay Appleton, who developed a theory about the innate appeal of certain landscapes. Hildebrand applied these ideas to architectural space, teaching a course on this topic beginning in 1988.

Hildebrand's early research and writing drew on his time with the firm of Albert Kahn, leading to Designing for Industry: The Architecture of Albert Kahn (1974). Hildebrand's interest in the work of Jay Appleton is reflected in two books, The Wright Space: Pattern and Meaning in Frank Lloyd Wright's Houses (1991) and Origins of Architectural Pleasure (1999) which received the Washington Governor's Writers' Award.[2] Hildebrand's recent publications have focused on architecture and design by his friends and colleagues, including books on the houses of Wendell Lovett and Arne Bystrom, projects by Phillip Jacobson, and architecture by Gene Zema and by George Suyama.

Books[edit]

  • Hildebrand, Grant, Designing for Industry: The Architecture of Albert Kahn, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1974
  • Hildebrand, Grant, The Wright Space: Pattern and Meaning in Frank Lloyd Wright's Houses, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1991. ISBN 978-0-295-97108-7
  • Hildebrand, Grant, Origins of Architectural Pleasure, University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1999. ISBN 978-0-520-21505-4
  • Hildebrand, Grant, and T. William Booth, A Thriving Modernism; The Houses of Wendell Lovett and Arne Bystrom, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2004. ISBN 978-0-295-98433-9
  • Hildebrand, Grant, with Ann and Leonard K. Eaton, Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2007. ISBN 978-0-295-98640-1
  • Hildebrand, Grant, Elegant Explorations: The Designs of Phillip Jacobson, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2007. ISBN 978-0-295-98719-4
  • Hildebrand, Grant, Suyama: A Complex Serenity, Marquand Books with University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2011. ISBN 978-0-295-99081-1
  • Hildebrand, Grant, Gene Zema, Architect, Craftsman, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2012. ISBN 978-0-295-99123-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] University of Washington Teaching Awards list
  2. ^ [2] Washington State Book Awards list

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