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Buildings of Pittsburgh

Author : Franklin Toker
Publisher : Center for American Places
Page : 222 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UVA:X030247218

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At the forefront of national and international change, Pittsburgh has long been portrayed as a place for innovative architecture. From its origins as a fort built in 1753 at the urging of a twenty-one-year-old George Washington, through its industrial boom, and into contemporary times, when it has become a pioneer for the ideals and philosophy of environmentally friendly architecture, the city has a history of development that exemplifies the transformative nature of America's built environment. With The Buildings of Pittsburgh, we now have a substantive reference book (organized by area, with subsets of geographical entries) that relates the architectural history of this ever-changing city up to the present day. Franklin Toker examines Pittsburgh's architectural transformations from its early architecture following the Federal and Gothic Revival styles, to the city's importation in the mid-nineteenth century of new styles in the Romantic tradition, to industrial Pittsburgh with all its factories and huge institutional buildings, and finally to the city's environmentally conscious renaissance that began in the mid-twentieth century. In doing so, he shows why Pittsburgh has consistently been rated among the top three American cities for buildings by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and how the city once famous for embracing industry and pollution is now preaching the gospel of clean air and "green" architecture.

Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Author : Albert M. Tannler,Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2013-12
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0978828496

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Landmark Architecture

Author : Walter C. Kidney
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032956935

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Buildings of Pennsylvania

Author : Lu Donnelly,H. David Brumble,Franklin Toker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0813928230

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Buildings of Pennsylvania by Lu Donnelly,H. David Brumble,Franklin Toker Pdf

Intended to complement the forthcoming companion volume--Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania--in the Buildings of the United States series, this book will pique the interest and curiosity of architectural historians and general readers alike. A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians

Imagining the Modern

Author : Rami el Samahy,Chris Grimley,Michael Kubo
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2019-05-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935234

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Imagining the Modern by Rami el Samahy,Chris Grimley,Michael Kubo Pdf

Imagining the Modern explores Pittsburgh's ambitious modern architecture and urban renewal program that made it a gem of American postwar cities, and set the stage for its stature today. In the 1950s and '60s an ambitious program of urban revitalization transformed Pittsburgh and became a model for other American cities. Billed as the Pittsburgh Renaissance, this era of superlatives--the city claimed the tallest aluminum clad building, the world's largest retractable dome, the tallest steel structure--developed through visionary mayors and business leaders, powerful urban planning authorities, and architects and urban designers of international renown, including Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Mies van der Rohe, SOM, and Harrison & Abramovitz. These leaders, civic groups, and architects worked together to reconceive the city through local and federal initiatives that aimed to address the problems that confronted Pittsburgh's postwar development. Initiated as an award-winning exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014, Imagining the Modern untangles this complicated relationship with modern architecture and planning through a history of Pittsburgh's major sites, protagonists, and voices of intervention. Through original documentation, photographs and drawings, as well as essays, analytical drawings, and interviews with participants, this book provides a nuanced view of this crucial moment in Pittsburgh's evolution. Addressing both positive and negative impacts of the era, Imagining the Modern examines what took place during the city's urban renewal era, what was gained and lost, and what these histories might suggest for the city's future.

Pittsburgh

Author : Franklin Toker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 536 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124133310

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Toker examines Pittsburgh in its historical context, in its regional setting, and from the street level (leading the reader on a personal tour through every neighborhood). Based on his 1986 classic, Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait, but with a completely revised text and lavishly illustrated with all new photos and maps, Pittsburgh: A New Portrait reveals the true colors of a truly great American city.

Buildings of Pennsylvania

Author : George E. Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0813929679

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This volume describes buildings in an area central to the development of the US. It shows the diverse styles of the Commonwealth State that has its hybrid regional architectural roots in both Britain and the new experiment in democracy. Following an overview of Pennsylvania's historical and cultural geography, sections organized by region, then county, present descriptions of the homes, commercial buildings, and public spaces of Philadelphia to the resort country of the Pocono Mountains.

Building Character

Author : Charles L. Davis
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2019-12-17
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822986638

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Winner, 2021 CAAA Charles Rufus Morey Book Award Winner, 2021 On the Brinck Book Award Shortlist, 2020 MSA First Book Prize In the nineteenth-century paradigm of architectural organicism, the notion that buildings possessed character provided architects with a lens for relating the buildings they designed to the populations they served. Advances in scientific race theory enabled designers to think of “race” and “style” as manifestations of natural law: just as biological processes seemed to inherently regulate the racial characters that made humans a perfect fit for their geographical contexts, architectural characters became a rational product of design. Parallels between racial and architectural characters provided a rationalist model of design that fashioned some of the most influential national building styles of the past, from the pioneering concepts of French structural rationalism and German tectonic theory to the nationalist associations of the Chicago Style, the Prairie Style, and the International Style. In Building Character, Charles Davis traces the racial charge of the architectural writings of five modern theorists—Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Gottfried Semper, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Lescaze—to highlight the social, political, and historical significance of the spatial, structural, and ornamental elements of modern architectural styles.

The Early Architecture Of Western Pennsylvania

Author : Charles Morse Stotz
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Page : 803 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2023-06-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822990321

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This edition features and an extensive analytical introduction by the noted architectural historian Dell Upton. Containing 416 black-and-white photographs, 81 measured drawings and an extensive text, this volume presents a splendid array of the early dwellings, barns, and other outbuildings, churches, arsenals, banks, inns, commercial buildings, tollhouses, mills, and even tombstones of western Pennsylvania.

Writing Architectural History

Author : Aggregate Architectural History Collective
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2021-12-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822988427

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Writing Architectural History by Aggregate Architectural History Collective Pdf

Over the past two decades, scholarship in architectural history has transformed, moving away from design studio pedagogy and postmodern historicism to draw instead from trends in critical theory focusing on gender, race, the environment, and more recently global history, connecting to revisionist trends in other fields. With examples across space and time—from medieval European coin trials and eighteenth-century Haitian revolutionary buildings to Weimar German construction firms and present-day African refugee camps—Writing Architectural History considers the impact of these shifting institutional landscapes and disciplinary positionings for architectural history. Contributors reveal how new methodological approaches have developed interdisciplinary research beyond the traditional boundaries of art history departments and architecture schools, and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by conventional and unorthodox forms of evidence and narrative, the tools used to write history.

Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture

Author : Walter C. Kidney
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 717 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 091667018X

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Pittsburgh

Author : Franklin Toker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : History
ISBN : PSU:000044402310

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Bryant Gumbel called this the best book on Pittsburgh when the Today Show came to town. An indispensable guide to the city, with photographs and maps.

The Progressive Architecture Of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr

Author : Martin Aurand
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 1994-04-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822970378

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The Progressive Architecture Of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr by Martin Aurand Pdf

Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. (1872–1958) was the rare turn-of-the-century American architect who looked to progressive movements such as Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts for inspiration, rather than conventional styles. His fresh house designs and plans for apartment buildings and multifamily “group cottages” feature dramatic massing, rich detailing, and a wide variety of materials. Scheibler envisioned each building as a work of art, integrating architecture and ornamentation. Prized today, his best works are scattered throughout Pittsburgh’s East End and eastern suburbs. This richly illustrated volume, the first comprehensive study of Scheibler, includes 125 historic and contemporary photographs and drawings, a catalogue raisonné of all of his known projects—including many not recorded in any other published source—a list of books in his library, and a selected bibliography.

Urban Travel Patterns for Hospitals, Universities, Office Buildings, and Capitols

Author : Louis E. Keefer,David K. Witheford
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Transportation
ISBN : NWU:35556021248299

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Urban Travel Patterns for Hospitals, Universities, Office Buildings, and Capitols by Louis E. Keefer,David K. Witheford Pdf

Travel patterns were studied for hospitals, colleges and universities, office buildings, and state capitol complexes. The analyses include trip generation, trip distribution, and general trip characteristics such as trip purpose and mode of travel. Data were obtained from many origin-and-destination studies conducted during recent years for urban transportation planning processes. Trips to and from specific types of land use were studied. The trip generation characteristics are related to various quantifiable factors for each specific land use through the use of multiple regression analyses.

Building Schools, Making Doctors

Author : Katherine L. Carroll
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Page : 451 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2022-05-31
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780822988694

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Building Schools, Making Doctors by Katherine L. Carroll Pdf

In the late nineteenth century, medical educators intent on transforming American physicians into scientifically trained, elite professionals recognized the value of medical school design for their reform efforts. Between 1893 and 1940, nearly every medical college in the country rebuilt or substantially renovated its facility. In Building Schools, Making Doctors, Katherine Carroll reveals how the schools constructed during this fifty-year period did more than passively house a remodeled system of medical training; they actively participated in defining and promoting an innovative pedagogy, modern science, and the new physician. Interdisciplinary and wide ranging, her study moves architecture from the periphery of medical education to the center, uncovering a network of medical educators, architects, and philanthropists who believed that the educational environment itself shaped how students learned and the type of physicians they became. Carroll offers the first comprehensive study of the science and pedagogy formulated by the buildings, the influence of the schools’ donors and architects, the impact of the structures on the urban landscape and the local community, and the facilities’ privileging of white men within the medical profession during this formative period for physicians and medical schools.