European Architecture 1750 1890

European Architecture  1750 1890
Author: Barry Bergdoll
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0192842226
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Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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it has an unrivalled consistency of argument... this book makes a substantial contribution to present knowledge and provides a clear window on the one art form you cannot ignore.

Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory
Author: Korydon Smith
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781136190292
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Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780191592645
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Release: 2002-04-25
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

Art in Europe 1700 1830

Art in Europe  1700 1830
Author: Matthew Craske
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0192842463
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Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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Discusses eighteenth and nineteenth century European art

Early Medieval Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture
Author: R. A. Stalley,Professor of the History of Art Roger Stalley,Roger (Professor of the History of Art Stalley, Professor of the History of Art Trinity College Dublin)
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0192842234
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Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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Drawing on new work published over the past twenty years, the author offers a history of building in Western Europe from 300 to 1200. Medieval castles, church spires, and monastic cloisters are just some of the areas covered.

An Outline of European Architecture

An Outline of European Architecture
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Pages: 740
ISBN: UOM:39015014063575
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Release: 1960
Editor: Baltimore, Penguin
Language: en

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Space Time and Architecture

Space  Time and Architecture
Author: Sigfried Giedion
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9780674030473
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Release: 2009-02-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Sigfried Giedion’s classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations. The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius, particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier’s only building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just before his death), which houses his works of art. The chapters on Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely new chapter on the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose work, as exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion considers representative of post–World War II architectural concepts. A new essay, “Changing Notions of the City,” traces the evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in the work of such architects as José Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert’s Peabody Terrace is discussed as an example of the interlocking of the collective and individual spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors
Author: Corky Binggeli
Pages: 547
ISBN: 9780470412954
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Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-site questions When you're in the field, you never know what you'll come across. The Wiley Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors gives you fast access to the information you need when you're on-site and under pressure. Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, the Field Guide is organized to follow CSI's MasterFormat. It covers everything from acoustics to window treatments, conveying the most common answers about commercial interiors that interior architects and designers need in the real world when visiting a construction site, evaluating existing buildings, meeting with clients, or browsing at a showroom. The Field Guide to Commercial Interiors extends the familiar Interior Graphic Standards beyond the studio, with: Quick access to essential information wherever you are Graphic Standards-quality details accompanied by real-world photographs of construction sites Illustrations that help you troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot solutions Compact format that's easy to reference and carry along The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors is the ideal companion for the on-the-go interior designer and architect.

American Architecture

American Architecture
Author: Leland M. Roth
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780429973833
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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More than fifteen years after the success of the first edition, this sweeping introduction to the history of architecture in the United States is now a fully revised guide to the major developments that shaped the environment from the first Americans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Eleven chronologically organized chapters chart the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped the growth and development of American towns, cities, and suburbs, while providing full description, analysis, and interpretation of buildings and their architects. The second edition features an entirely new chapter detailing the green architecture movement and architectural trends in the 21st century. Further updates include an expanded section on Native American architecture and contemporary design by Native American architects, new discussions on architectural education and training, more examples of women architects and designers, and a thoroughly expanded glossary to help today's readers. The art program is expanded, including 640 black and white images and 62 new color images. Accessible and engaging, American Architecture continues to set the standard as a guide, study, and reference for those seeking to better understand the rich history of architecture in the United States.

Bauhaus 1919 1933

Bauhaus 1919 1933
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Leah Dickerman
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0870707582
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Release: 2009
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
Language: en

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The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about modern art. Bauhaus 1919-1933, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition at MoMA, is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject by MoMA since 1938 and offers a new generational perspective on the 20th century's most influential experiment in artistic education. It brings together works in a broad range of mediums, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and costume design, and painting and sculpture - many of which have rarely if ever been seen outside of Germany. Featuring about 400 colour plates and a rich range of documentary images, this publication includes two overarching images by the exhibition's curators, Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, concise interpretive essays on key objects by over twenty leading scholars, and an illustrated, narrative chronology.

Medieval Architecture

Medieval Architecture
Author: Nicola Coldstream
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0192842765
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Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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Presents an overview of Medieval architecture, describing the similarity of the features of both religious and secular structures and how these buildings reflect the people who built and used them.

Personnel Literature

Personnel Literature
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:30000001727043
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Peter Christensen
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0870707337
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Release: 2008
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
Language: en

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As the world's population swells and the need for sustainable ways of living grows ever more urgent and obvious, prefabricated architecture has taken center stage. Even before our current predicaments, the mass-produced, factory-made home had a distinguished history, having served as a vital precept in the development of Modern architecture. Today, with the digital revolution reorganizing the relationship between drafting board and factory, it continues to spur innovative manufacturing and design, and its potential has clearly not yet come to fruition. Home Delivery traces the history of prefabrication in architecture, from its early roots in colonial cottages though the work of such figures as Jean Prouvé and Buckminster Fuller, and mass-produced variants such as the Lustron house, to a group of full-scale contemporary houses commissioned specifically for the MoMA exhibition that this book accompanies. In addition to an introductory essay by Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator in the Museum's Department of Architecture and Design, this volume contains essays on prefabricated housing in Japan and in Nordic countries by Ken Tadashi Oshima and Rasmus Waern, respectively. It also includes focused texts on approximately 40 historical projects and five commissions, as well as a bibliography.

Landscape and Western Art

Landscape and Western Art
Author: Malcolm (Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies Andrews, Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies University of Kent Canterbury),Malcolm Andrews,Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies Malcolm Andrews
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0192842331
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Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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This book explores many issues raised by the range of ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. The whole concept of landscape is examined as a representation of the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Featured artists include Claude, Freidrich, Turner, Cole and Ruisdael, and many different forms of landscape art are addressed, such as land art, painting, photography, garden design, panorama and cartography.

Elements of Design

Elements of Design
Author: Gail Freet Hannah
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781616891749
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Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
Language: en

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A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teacher and a study of the abstract visual relationships that were her lifelong pursuit. Rowena Reed Kiostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years and the designers she trained-and the designers they're training today-have changed the face of American design. This succinct, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow's students from the manipulation of simple forms to the creation of complex solutions to difficult design problems. It includes her exercises and commentary along with selected student solutions, and concludes with examples of work from former students who became leaders in the field, including such well-known figures as Tucker Viemeister, Ralph Applebaum, Ted Muehling, and many others.

Fashion

Fashion
Author: Christopher Breward
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780191587733
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Release: 2003-04-24
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

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This lively survey of 150 years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, and developing fabric technology from silk to fleece. From Coco Chanel to Armani and Alexander McQueen, Breward explores fashion as a cultural phenomenon. Breward examines the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising, the relationship between fashion and film, and fashion as a business, and goes beyond the surface to consider our interaction with fashion. How have our ideas about hygiene and comfort influenced the direction of style? How does our dress create our identity and status? Details of dandies, flappers, and punks are contained within a clear overview of the period which will make you look at your clothes in a different light.

Beauty s Rigor

Beauty s Rigor
Author: Thomas Leslie
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780252099687
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Release: 2017-11-13
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

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Born in Sondrio, Italy, in 1891, Per Luigi Nervi was a pioneer in the engineering and architecture of reinforced concrete. His buildings showed how the use of reinforced concrete expanded the possibilities of form and structure. His methods, meanwhile, ingrained his structures with patterns that came directly out of his economical, manual construction processes. The results were buildings that matched awe-inspiring spans with surprisingly human scale. Beauty's Rigor offers a comprehensive overview of Nervi's long career. Drawing on the Nervi archives and a wealth of photographs and architectural drawings, Thomas Leslie explores celebrated buildings like Palazetto dello Sport built for the 1960 Rome Olympics, St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, and the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. He also sheds new light on unbuilt projects such as the Pavilion of Italian Civilization for the Universal Exposition of Rome E42. What emerges is the first complete account of Nervi's contributions to modern architecture and his essential role in a revolution that realized concrete's potential to match grace with strength.

Modern Housing

Modern Housing
Author: Catherine Bauer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781452963228
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

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The original guide on modern housing from the premier expert and activist in the public housing movement Originally published in 1934, Modern Housing is widely acknowledged as one of the most important books on housing of the twentieth century, introducing the latest developments in European modernist housing to an American audience. It is also a manifesto: America needs to draw on Europe’s example to solve its housing crisis. Only when housing is transformed into a planned, public amenity will it truly be modern. Modern Housing’s sharp message catalyzed an intense period of housing activism in the United States, resulting in the Housing Act of 1937, which Catherine Bauer coauthored. But these reforms never went far enough: so long as housing remained the subject of capitalist speculation, Bauer knew the housing problem would remain. In light of today’s affordable housing emergency, her prescriptions for how to achieve humane and dignified modern housing remain as instructive and urgent as ever.

Nature Design

Nature Design
Author: Angeli Sachs,Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Pages: 319
ISBN: 3037780983
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Release: 2007
Editor: Lars Muller Publishers
Language: en

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"Nature has been a source of inspiration in the design of the human environment, and its influence on contemporary design is more than evident. The "model of nature," with its forms, structures, and organizing principles, does not only inspire the widest range of concept and design processes, but also can be expressed in a broad spectrum of forms and functions. Nature Design addresses this phenomenon from the eighteenth century until today, and presents an international selection of objects and projects from the fields of design, architecture, landscape architecture, art, photography, and scientific research that do not simply depict or imitate nature, but use it as a starting point and reservoir of inspiration for eclectic and innovative responses to the relationship between man and his environment." --Book Jacket.

Pioneers of Modern Design

Pioneers of Modern Design
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780140137149
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Release: 1991-03-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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A book on artists and architects from Britain, USA and Europe and how the best remains today where laid by a small group of people who thought and taught as well as designed.