Carwile Co-Authors Book on Shreveport Architects

Professor Guy W. Carwile and co-author Karen Kingsley have recently completed a monograph, entitled The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: 1920-1960, Shreveport, LA published by LSU Press.


“Authors Karen Kingsley and Guy W. Carwile examine the work of the Wiener brothers from the 1920s through the 1960s, detailing the evolutionary process of their designs and exploring why modern architecture appeared so early in the southern city of Shreveport. Throughout, architectural descriptions of the buildings, archival images, recent photographs, and discussion of the social and economic culture of northern Louisiana inform a deeper appreciation for the Wieners’ role in establishing modernism in the United States.


Kingsley and Carwile braid a broader history of modern architecture together with details about the Wieners’ commissions and cultural milieu, allowing readers to consider the brothers’ remarkable careers in the context of their contemporaries and modernist architectural trends in the nation as a whole. As a result, the book illuminates this internationally significant yet little-known legacy of Louisiana.”


-excerpted from the book jacket


Karen Kingsley is professor emerita of Tulane University’s School of Architecture and the editor-in-chief of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Buildings of the United States Series.


Guy W. Carwile is the Ken Hollis Endowed Professor of Liberal Arts in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University.