Описание: The objective of this book is to banish the notion of architecture being a male-dominated field by showcasing the work of a wide variety of world-class women architects, demonstrating the role women are playing in contemporary architecture. First book of its kind to survey the role of women in architecture. Features a wide international selection of world-class contemporary women architects. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
Название: An Architect`S Guide To Fame ISBN: 113815654X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138156548 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12705 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their work ahead of their colleagues. Through the essays of specialist contributors, this book enables the reader to understand the complex relationship between what they see as the built environment and the unwritten stories behind how it came about.
If there is anything to be learned from the history of American architecture it is that it reflects the American adventure in creativity and inventiveness, and the desire to be unique and expressive. In The Groundbreakers, Charles E. Dagit, Jr. examines pioneering American architects and the historical events and trends that gave rise to their achievements. These architects, the caliber of Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, created their own distinct, personal styles, and represented the rich heritages of their specific geographical regions.
The American pioneer spirit of individualism is alive and well in the architectural world, and like other American innovations, architecture as practiced in the United States is constantly renewing itself and finding new ways to capture the imagination. This book will be of interest to historians, architects, and students in American studies. Illustrations add dimension to the author's observations.
Описание: Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing some of the most iconic buildings of the continent. In a clandestine operation, he procured the plans for the French Canadian fortress of Louisbourg, enabling Massachusetts Governor William Shirley to capture it in 1745. This setback forced the French to halt their operation to capture all of British America and to give up British territory they had captured in India. As a result, he was rewarded with commissions to design important buildings in the Britain and in nearly all British colonies around the world, and he became the first person ever to have designed buildings on all six known continents. He designed mostly in a neo-Palladian style, and invented a way of building wooden structures so as to look like carved stone - "wooden rustication." He also designed some of America's most valuable furniture, including inventing the coveted "block-front," and introducing the bombe motif. In America, he lived in Newport, Rhode Island, and in New Haven, Connecticut, where he died at the beginning of the War of Independence.
Автор: Welch Frank Название: On Becoming an Architect ISBN: 0875656013 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780875656014 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 6557 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A vivid memory and sharp focus on sensory detail—particularly sights, sounds, emotions—enable Frank Welch to narrate the extraordinary story of his life with great richness and insight. From his boyhood in Sherman, Texas, through his education at Texas A&M in the 1950s and his first professional ventures, Welch’s story is a remarkable memoir of how he became one of the Southwest’s most important architects.Mentored by Harry Ransom, Welch and his fellow architecture students, traveling in two-door sedans with ""Property of Texas A&M College"" stenciled on the door panels, made pilgrimages around the country to tour important architectural sites and meet many of the nation’s most prominent architects. Among them were Frank Lloyd Wright, whom the group met in Arizona at Taleisin West. In Chicago, Welch and his classmates met Mies van der Rohe. And on the Pacific coast, Charles Eames gave the group breakfast at his home on a bluff overlooking the ocean.Welch’s postgraduate years in Europe and his professional career in Texas are beautifully rendered in a volume richly illustrated with sketches, photographs, and floor plans of some of the most intriguing architectural
Автор: Denison Edward Название: Luke Him Sau, Architect ISBN: 1118449029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118449028 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5198 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904-1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. This book provides an account of China`s 20th-century architecture through the lens of one of the country`s most distinguished yet overlooked designers.
Описание: Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. There are those, particularly colleagues and students of Louis I. Kahn, who would say that he was one of these people. Certainly Kahn was one of the foremost architects of the twentieth century, designing such famous landmarks as the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California; and the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. In this commemorative volume, Charles E. Dagit, Jr. shows the power and influence that Kahn displayed at the University of Pennsylvania department of architecture in the 1960s. Since Dagit knew Kahn personally, this is a factual history as well as a glimpse into Kahn's personal wisdom and humanity. Beginning with a prelude that starts with the author's undergraduate years at the University of Pennsylvania, Dagit launches readers on an intellectual journey of how he first met Kahn. From there he details his experiences with Kahn and explores Kahn's interactions with Penn faculty members, including Mario Romanach, Robert Le Ricolet and Aldo Giurgola. This first-hand account sheds fascinating new light on one of the most prominent architects of the twentieth century.
Описание: Colossus, visionary, giant are superlatives used in the mid-twentieth century to describe Edward Durell Stone (1902 1978), a celebrity architect whose wholly unique modern aesthetic of new romanticism played a crucial role in defining middle-class culture. Framed between the Great Depression and the oil embargo of the early 1970s, the distinguished career of the native Arkansan is represented on four continents, in thirteen foreign countries, and in thirty-two states his masterpiece the American Embassy chancery (1953 59) in New Delhi, India. Recognized in his prime as one of the nation 's most sought-after architects, Stone 's vast and prestigious workload brought prosperity on a scale rare in architecture in his time; after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, some supporters thought Stone seemed destined to take the place of his personal hero and close friend as the great national architect. But Stone also drew divergent reactions. Such International Style buildings as his Museum of Modern Art (1935 39) in New York City, an austere, unornamented volume, won critical approval; in contrast, his monumental postwar architecture the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1958 71) in Washington, DC, among the best known exposed popular tastes by offering a broader definition of Modernism inclusive of decoration. Enhanced interest in Stone 's architecture has been spurred by the reconsideration of a number of his buildings. The former Gallery of Modern Art (1958 64) at 2 Columbus Circle in New York City, which was lost to a near complete makeover, stimulated vigorous and at times contentious discussion that made evident the need for an objective reassessment. His legacy of giving form to the aspirations of the emerging consumer culture and of reconciling Modernism with the dynamism of the age is established in Edward Durell Stone: Modernism 's Populist Architect.
Автор: Rawes, Peg Название: Irigaray for architects ISBN: 0415431336 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415431330 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3057 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Part of "Thinkers for Architects" series, this short book examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray`s work for architecture. Written specifically for architects, it introduces practitioners and students to Irigaray`s work, enabling them to understand the value of historically informed cross- and inter-disciplinary modes of architectural practice.
Автор: Flora Samuel Название: Le Corbusier: Architect and Feminist ISBN: 0470847476 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780470847473 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4503 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covers Le Corbusier`s upbringing and training. This book examines his opinions and style and sets these in the context of architectural and general cultural atmosphere of his time, covering issues of gender and religion.
Автор: Witsell Jr Charles, Wittenberg Gordon G. Название: Architects of Little Rock: 1833-1950 ISBN: 1557286620 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781557286628 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 5100 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Architects of Little Rock provides biographical and historical sketches of the architects at work in Little Rock from 1833 to 1950. Thirty-five architects are profiled, including George R. Mann, Thomas Harding, Charles L. Thompson, Max. F. Mayer, Edwin B. Cromwell, George H. Wittenberg, Lawson L. Delony, and others.Readers will learn who these influential professionals were, where they came from, where they were educated, how they lived, what their families were like, how they participated in the life of the city, and what their buildings contributed to the city. Famous buildings, including the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Old State House, the Arkansas State Capitol, St. Andrews Cathedral, Little Rock City Hall, the Pulaski County Court House, Little Rock Central High School, and Robinson Auditorium, are showcased, bringing attention to and encouraging appreciation of the city’s historic buildings.
Описание: A prominent architect considers his contemporaries--James Stirling, Robert Venturi, Aldo Rossi, Peter Eisenman, Alvaro Siza, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, and Herzog & De Meuron--in a lavishly illustrated series of profiles.
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