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Identifying American Architecture

Author : John J. G. Blumenson
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Page : 148 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0761991433

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Have you ever been intrigued by a beautiful building and wondered when it was built? Identifying American Architecture provides the answer to such questions in a concise handbook perfect for preservationists, architects, students, and tourists alike. With 214 photographs, it allows readers to associate real buildings with architectural styles, elements, and orders. Identifying American Architecture was designed to be used--carried about and kept handy for frequent reference. Every photograph is keyed to an explanatory legend pointing out characteristic features of each building's style. Trade bookstores order from W.W. Norton, NY

Identifying American Architecture

Author : John Blumenson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:733707393

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Identifying American Architecture

Author : John J. Blumenson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 118 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 1981
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:671295826

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This book enables the reader to determine styles and identify architectural terms by comparing real buildings.

A History of American Architecture

Author : Mark Gelernter
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0719047277

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Why did the colonial Americans give over a significant part of their homes to a grand staircase? Why did the Victorians drape their buildings ornate decoration? And why did American buildings grow so tall in the last decades of the 19th century. This book explores the history of American architecture from prehistoric times to the present, explaining why characteristic architectural forms arose at particular times and in particular places.

A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture

Author : Carole Rifkind
Publisher : Plume
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015055191335

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Leading urbanist Carole Rifkind takes readers on an illuminating tour through half a century of design in this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated book. From private homes and public housing to museums, religious and educational edifices, shopping centers, malls, and office buildings, the accessible text demonstrates the interplay between form and function, and how the uses of space, mass, materials, and ornament have evolved to produce the structures that surround us today. Rifkind also discusses the development of style and analyzes the contributions of more than two hundred architects, as well as the political and economic forces that influenced their work. Filled with over four hundred photographs and line drawings, A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture is an essential reference for both casual observers and serious scholars. Its in-depth exploration of the postwar intellectual, social, and artistic environment offers a unique perspective on our recent past and the forces that shape our modern landscape.

American Architecture

Author : Leland M. Roth
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 752 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2018-05-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429973833

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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.

Identifying American Architecture

Author : J. J. G. Blumenson,American Association for State and Local History
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 118 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:256355167

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What Style Is It?

Author : John C. Poppeliers,S. Allen Chambers, Jr.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 165 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2003-10-06
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780471250364

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Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament. This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US. * Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles including Early Colonial, Federal and Second Empire * More than 200 photos and line drawings make this a visually rich resource. 30% of photos and drawings are new to this edition * A glossary offers quick access to architectural terms * Includes an added guide to using the Historical American Buildings Society online catalogue of more than 30,000 historic structures, giving access to more than 51,000 measured drawings, 156,000 photographs and more than 30,000 original historical reports

A Pattern Language

Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2018-09-20
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780190050351

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You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Field Guide to American Architecture

Author : Carole Rifkind
Publisher : Random House Value Publishing
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Architecture
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000203426

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Incisive, jargon-free and a pleasure to read, A Field Guide To American Architecture presents an exceptionally comprehensive view of American architecture from the 1940s to the present. Plentiful photographs and graphic representations, carefully interwoven with succint text and informative captions, make this volume ideal for browsing as well as serious study.Like Carole Rifkind's earlier book, this one investigates buildings by type, taking a fresh vantage point for each--houses, housing projects, public buildings, art museums, churches and synagogues, schools and colleges, tall office buildings, and shopping centers. Encompassing the works of two hundred architects, from the little known to the famous, it builds a diverse and fascinating panorama of recent American architecture.

The Houses We Live in

Author : Jeffery W. Howe
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 1571458557

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The Houses We Live In is a guide to the architectural styles of American houses. Highly illustrated with stunning color photographs and drawings to identify key recognition features, it covers a variety of architectural styles from colonial to modern American.

Experiencing Architecture, second edition

Author : Steen Eiler Rasmussen
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1964-03-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0262680025

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A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence—ranging from teacups, riding boots, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace—Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, but as an art that shapes everyday experience. In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking. Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness.” While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time—its particular use of light, color, shape, scale, texture, rhythm and sound. Experiencing Architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.”

The Image of the City

Author : Kevin Lynch
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1964-06-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0262620014

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The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

American Vernacular Architecture 1870 To 1960

Author : Herbert Gottfried,Jan Jennings
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 484 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2009-07-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0393732622

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A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.

The Strip

Author : Stefan Al
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-03
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780262035743

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The transformations of the Strip—from the fake Wild West to neon signs twenty stories high to “starchitecture”—and how they mirror America itself. The Las Vegas Strip has impersonated the Wild West, with saloon doors and wagon wheels; it has decked itself out in midcentury modern sleekness. It has illuminated itself with twenty-story-high neon signs, then junked them. After that came Disney-like theme parks featuring castles and pirates, followed by replicas of Venetian canals, New York skyscrapers, and the Eiffel Tower. (It might be noted that forty-two million people visited Las Vegas in 2015—ten million more than visited the real Paris.) More recently, the Strip decided to get classy, with casinos designed by famous architects and zillion-dollar collections of art. Las Vegas became the “implosion capital of the world” as developers, driven by competition, got rid of the old to make way for the new—offering a non-metaphorical definition of “creative destruction.” In The Strip, Stefan Al examines the many transformations of the Las Vegas Strip, arguing that they mirror transformations in America itself. The Strip is not, as popularly supposed, a display of architectural freaks but representative of architectural trends and a record of social, cultural, and economic change. Al tells two parallel stories. He describes the feverish competition of Las Vegas developers to build the snazziest, most tourist-grabbing casinos and resorts—with a cast of characters including the mobster Bugsy Siegel, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and the would-be political kingmaker Sheldon Adelson. And he views the Strip in a larger social context, showing that it has not only reflected trends but also magnified them and sometimes even initiated them. Generously illustrated with stunning color images throughout, The Strip traces the many metamorphoses of a city that offers a vivid projection of the American dream.