Edward Durell Stone

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Edward Durell Stone
BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Stone, Edward Durell


Born Mar. 9, 1902, in Fayette-ville, Ark.; died Aug. 6, 1978, in New York City. American architect.

Stone attended Harvard University (1925–26) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1925–27). His compositionally simple and starkly functional architectural style of the 1930’s (for example, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939) evolved into official neoclassicism in the 1950’s (for example, the US Embassy in New Delhi, 1958; the US Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair, 1958). Stone used symmetrical layouts and facades and ornamental hanging grilles. He gave simple interpretations to motifs from the classical orders.