European Architecture 1750 1890

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Modern Architecture

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Renaissance Architecture

Renaissance Architecture
Author: Christy Anderson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780191625268
Available:
Release: 2013-02-28
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Renaissance was a diverse phenomenon, marked by innovation and economic expansion, the rise of powerful rulers, religious reforms, and social change. Encompassing the entire continent, Renaissance Architecture examines the rich variety of buildings that emerged during these seminal centuries of European history. Although marked by the rise of powerful individuals, both patrons and architects, the Renaissance was equally a time of growing group identities and communities - and architecture provided the public face to these new identities . Religious reforms in northern Europe, spurred on by Martin Luther, rejected traditional church function and decoration, and proposed new models. Political ambitions required new buildings to satisfy court rituals. Territory, nature, and art intersected to shape new landscapes and building types. Classicism came to be the international language of an educated architect and an ambitious patron, drawing on the legacy of ancient Rome. Yet the richness of the medieval tradition continued to be used throughout Europe, often alongside classical buildings. Examining each of these areas by turn, this book offers a broad cultural history of the period as well as a completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture. The work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio is examined alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. Drawing on the latest research, it also covers more recent areas of interest such as the story of women as patrons and the emotional effect of Renaissance buildings, as well as the impact of architectural publications and travel on the emerging new architectural culture across Europe. As such, it provides a compelling introduction to the subject for all those interested in the history of architecture, society, and culture in the Renaissance, and European culture in general.

Art in Europe 1700 1830

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

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses eighteenth and nineteenth century European art

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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Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory
Author: Korydon Smith
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781136190308
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Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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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Architecture in the United States

Architecture in the United States
Author: Dell (Professor of Architectural History Upton, Professor of Architectural History University of California Berkeley),Dell Upton,Professor of Architectural History Dell Upton
Pages: 335
ISBN: 019284217X
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford History of Art (Paperba
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona to the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, American architecture is incredibly varied. In this revolutionary interpretation, Upton examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. 109 illustrations. 40 linecuts. Map.

Home Delivery

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Modern Housing

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Professor of Art History Barry Bergdoll,Karl Friedrich Schinkel,Rizzoli
Pages: 240
ISBN: UOM:39015032957659
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Release: 1994
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The great German neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) is one of the pivotal figures in architectural history; his public buildings, palaces, luxurious interiors, and opera sets remain an important influence on architecture today. Schinkel produced almost all of his most famous works -- in effect, creating prototypes for nineteenth century public architecture -- during his 1815-41 tenure at the Prussian state architectural service. During this period, often referred to as the Schinkelzeit in his honor, the monarchy under King Friedrich Wilhelm III and enlightened state administrators came together to form a grand and powerful new Prussia. This first monograph in English gives a long-awaited appraisal of Schinkel as he forged a new syntax of architecture and a new definition of the architect's place in society"-- Front flap.

Bauhaus 1919 1933

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Pages: 431
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011649667
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1982, Curtis's book has quickly achieved recognition as the standard work on the subject, providing a lucid and accurate overview of modern architecture and a balanced critique of its achievements. This second edition includes a new chapter on recent world architecture.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Fashion

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Form Follows Finance

Form Follows Finance
Author: Carol Willis
Pages: 217
ISBN: 1568980442
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Release: 1995-11
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In contrast to standard histories that counterpose the design philosophies of the Chicago and New York "schools," Form Follows Finance shows how market formulas produced characteristic forms in each city - "vernaculars of capitalism" - that resulted from local land-use patterns, municipal codes, and zoning. Refuting some common cliches of skyscraper history such as the equation of big buildings with big business and the idea of a "corporate skyline," this book emphasizes the importance of speculative development and the impact of real estate cycles on the forms of buildings.

Programs and Manifestoes on 20th century Architecture

Programs and Manifestoes on 20th century Architecture
Author: Ulrich Conrads
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0262530309
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nearly every important development in the modern architectural movement began with the proclamation of its convictions in the form of a program or manifesto; the most influential of these are collected here in chronological order from 1903 to 1963.

Portraiture

Portraiture
Author: Shearer West
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780192842589
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Release: 2004-04-08
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context.Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.