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Shaping Seattle Architecture

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2017-05-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780295806891

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The first edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture, published in 1994, introduced readers to Seattle’s architects by showcasing the work of those who were instrumental in creating the region’s built environment. Twenty years later, the second edition updates and expands the original with new information and illustrations that provide an even richer exploration of Seattle architecture. The book begins with a revised introduction that brings the story of Seattle architecture into the twenty-first century and situates developments in Seattle building design within local and global contexts. The book’s fifty-four essays present richly illustrated profiles that describe the architects' careers, provide an overview of their major works, and explore their significance. Shaping Seattle Architecture celebrates a wide range of people who helped form the region's built environment. It provides updated information about many of the architects and firms profiled in the first edition. Four individuals newly included in this second edition are Edwin J. Ivey, a leading residential designer; Fred Bassetti, an important contributor to Northwest regional modernism; L. Jane Hastings, one of the region’s foremost women in architecture; and Richard Haag, founder of the landscape architecture program at the University of Washington and designer of Gas Works Park and the Bloedel Reserve. The book also includes essays on the buildings of the Coast Salish people, who inhabited Puget Sound prior to Euro-American settlement; the role that architects played in speculative housing developments before and after World War II; and the vernacular architecture built by nonprofessionals that makes up a portion of the fabric of the city. Shaping Seattle Architecture concludes with a substantial reference section, updated to reflect the last twenty years of research and publications. A locations appendix offers a geographic guide to surviving works. The research section directs interested readers to further resources, and the appendix “Additional Significant Seattle Architects” provides thumbnail sketches of nearly 250 important figures not included in the main text.

Shaping Seattle Architecture

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architects
ISBN : OCLC:40690690

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Shaping Seattle Architecture

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 029597365X

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Seattle's growth has been remarkable; from a population of only 3,500 in 1880 the city grew to over 500,000 in 1990, and the Puget Sound region exploded to a population of nearly three million. This book focuses on those whose design shaped the physical form of the city and region. Forty-five generously illustrated profiles of architects and firms provide an overview of Seattle's architectural history as well as a hand reference guide to the life and work of these designers. Jeffrey Ochsner's introductory chapter summarizes the main currents of Seattle's architectural history, relating it both to the city's history and to national and international trends in architecture. Three special essays, focusing on the region's Native American architecture; on the impact of pattern books, plan books, and periodicals; and on "vernacular" and "popular" architecture--ordinary structures often built without the participation of professional designers--are valuable additions to the book. Only architects no longer actively practicing are included in the individual profiles, but an appendix providing over eighty thumbnail sketches of additional significant Seattle architects and the works for which they are most noted does include recent AIA-Seattle Medal winners. Non-Seattle architects who designed major Seattle structures are listed separately. Another appendix lists the extant buildings mentioned in the text, along with their current names and addresses, including buildings across the Northwest and elsewhere. Sections on sources of information and on researching Seattle architecture provide suggestions for finding out more about a particular architect, building, or project. Among those architects and firms featured are Mother Joseph (Esther Pariseau), Elmer Fisher, John Parkinson, Kirtland Cutter, Ellsworth Storey, Arthur Loveless, Robert C. Reamer, Lionel Pries, Elizabeth Ayer, Fred Anhalt, Paul Thiry, Paul Kirk, Roland Terry, and Victor Steinbrueck. Certificate of Recognition awarded by AKCHO, Association of King County Historical Organizations, May 1995 Award of Merit presented by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, October 1995

Distant Corner

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner,Dennis Alan Andersen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295982381

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It closes with the sudden collapse of Seattle's economy in the Panic of 1893 and the ensuing depression that halted the city's building boom, saw the closing of a number of architects' offices, and forever ended the dominance of Romanesque Revival in American architecture.".

Seattle Architecture

Author : Maureen R. Elenga
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0615141293

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Winner of Historic Seattle's Preservation Education and Publications Award Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown opens with an historical overview and timeline featuring the people and events that have shaped the Seattle that we know today. The guidebook is divided into nine tours beginning where Seattle did, at Pioneer Square, and ending at Seattle Center, the location of the futuristic-themed 1962 Century 21 World's Fair. The front flap folds out, providing a map of the areas covered in the book. Each tour is accompanied by an introduction and area map with points of interest identified by numbers that correspond to individual entries. Architect names and dates of completion are provided at the beginning of each entry, and an icon indicates when a building is on a local or national landmarks register.

Lionel H. Pries, Architect, Artist, Educator

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 390 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295986980

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"On the evening of May 16, 1958, architecture alumni of the University of Washington converged on Seattle from all over the country for a banquet celebrating the new College of Architecture and Urban Planning. When the dean introduced faculty member Lionel "Spike" Pries, ... 'Everyone rose and cheered and clapped; it appeared to go on forever.' But within six months, Lionel Pries was abruptly and mysteriously gone from the university. The official explanation was illness; friends 'sensed a large injustice,' though only a few knew the dismissal was based on Pries's sexual orientation" -- Jacket flap.

Repairing the American Metropolis

Author : Douglas S. Kelbaugh
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2015-07-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780295997513

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Repairing the American Metropolis by Douglas S. Kelbaugh Pdf

Repairing the American Metropolis is based on Douglas Kelbaugh’s Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, first published in 1997. It is more timely and significant than ever, with new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and New Urbanism, a movement that he helped pioneer. Theory and policies have been revised, refined, updated, and developed as compelling ways to plan and design the built environment. This is an indispensable book for architects, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, architecture and urban planning students and scholars, government officials, developers, environmentalists, and citizens interested in understanding and shaping the American metropolis.

Toward a New Regionalism

Author : David E. Miller
Publisher : Sustainable Design Solutions from the Pacific Northwest
Page : 174 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295984945

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Green design is the major architectural movement of our time. Throughout the world architects are producing sustainable buildings in an attempt to preserve the environment and our globe’s natural resources. However, current strategies for forming sustainable solutions are typically too general and fail to take advantage of critical geographical, environmental, and cultural factors particular to a specific place. By focusing on the Pacific Northwest, this book provides essential lessons to architects and students on how sustainable architecture can and should be shaped by the unique conditions of a region. Pacific Northwest regionalism has consistently supported an architecture aimed at environmental needs and priorities. This book illuminates the history of a "green trail" in the work of key architects of the Northwest. It discusses environmental strategies that work in the region, organized according to nature’s most basic elements--earth, air, water, and fire--and their underlying principles and forces. The book focuses on technologies, materials, and methods, with a final section that examines thirteen exceptional Northwest buildings in detail and in light of their contributions to sustainable architecture. Critical case studies by Northwest architects illustrate some of the best environmental design work in North America. Notable architects from Seattle, Portland, and British Columbia are included. These projects feature innovative design in water and site stewardship, intelligent technologies, passive energy strategies, ecologically sound building materials, and environmentally sensitive energy management systems.

Furniture Studio

Author : Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295991550

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Furniture Studio explores the origins, methods, results, and influence of the unique and highly successful furniture design and fabrication studios offered by the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The furniture program, initiated by Andris Vanags, is an immersion into the role of materials, design, and making in architectural education. Students directly engage the physical properties of materials, and the knowledge gained through this engagement enriches the design and fabrication process. The experiences of its graduates reveal that the studio fosters creative thinking that truly integrates design and making. Ochsner presents historical background to shop-based courses, including furniture studio; traces the careers of four representative graduates of the program; and suggests implications from this program for architectural education and individual achievement beyond the University of Washington. Eleven students and the projects they created in the winter 2009 studio are profiled, and the book contains a fully illustrated catalogue of exemplary student projects from 1989 to the present. Illustrations and descriptions throughout the book showcase the heirloom-quality projects created by the students, many of which won awards in competitions. "Jeffrey Ochsner has written a book that will be invaluable to furniture historians, furniture makers, architects, and design educators. The book's great strength is its telling of a local, personal story within a broader context of architectural pedagogy and philosophy." -Edward Cooke, author of Making Furniture in Pre-Industrial America Jeffrey Karl Ochsner is professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs, College of Built Environments, University of Washington. He is the author of Lionel H. Pries, Architect, Artist, Educator and coauthor of Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson.

Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History

Author : Paula E. Hyman
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2016-06-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780295806822

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Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History by Paula E. Hyman Pdf

Paula Hyman broadens and revises earlier analyses of Jewish assimilation, which depicted “the Jews” as though they were all men, by focusing on women and the domestic as well as the public realms. Surveying Jewish accommodations to new conditions in Europe and the United States in the years between 1850 and 1950, she retrieves the experience of women as reflected in their writings--memoirs, newspaper and journal articles, and texts of speeches--and finds that Jewish women’s patterns of assimilation differed from men’s and that an examination of those differences exposes the tensions inherent in the project of Jewish assimilation. Patterns of assimilation varied not only between men and women but also according to geographical locale and social class. Germany, France, England, and the United States offered some degree of civic equality to their Jewish populations, and by the last third of the nineteenth century, their relatively small Jewish communities were generally defined by their middle-class characteristics. In contrast, the eastern European nations contained relatively large and overwhelmingly non-middle-class Jewish population. Hyman considers how these differences between East and West influenced gender norms, which in turn shaped Jewish women’s responses to the changing conditions of the modern world, and how they merged in the large communities of eastern European Jewish immigrants in the United States. The book concludes with an exploration of the sexual politics of Jewish identity. Hyman argues that the frustration of Jewish men at their “feminization” in societies in which they had achieved political equality and economic success was manifested in their criticism of, and distancing from, Jewish women. The book integrates a wide range of primary and secondary sources to incorporate Jewish women’s history into one of the salient themes in modern Jewish history, that of assimilation. The book is addressed to a wide audience: those with an interest in modern Jewish history, in women’s history, and in ethnic studies and all who are concerned with the experience and identity of Jews in the modern world.

Citistate Seattle

Author : Mark Hinshaw
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019-05-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781351177689

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With style and humor, the author writes of special places in everyday Seattle. The author takes us to popular, high-profile landmarks like Pike Place Market as well as tucked-away gems — cozy cottages, trendy pubs, gracious apartment buildings, and vibrant urban villages — that flavor and enliven the city. The author shares his eye for unique, humanizing details of design, architecture, and function, bringing this colorful metropolis to life so vividly you'll practically smell the coffee they brew and sell on (almost) every street corner. Along the way, the author explains the public and private decisions that helped Seattle avoid the urban desolation that plagues other American cities. The author introduces many of Seattle's movers and shakers — mayors, developers, artists, and urban pioneers — who took it upon themselves to guide metropolitan Seattle along a different path.

Shaping Structures

Author : Waclaw Zalewski,Edward Allen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 438 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015048755188

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Shaping Structures by Waclaw Zalewski,Edward Allen Pdf

In Shaping Structures, an engineer and an architect, both longtime teachers of structures at major American universities, collaborate to present an inspired synthesis of the creative and the technical, explicating both the principles of statics and their application to the fascinating task of finding good form for structures. This richly visual volume features: * An easily understood development of the fundamentals of statics * Step-by-step demonstrations, using both numerical and graphical techniques, of simple yet powerful methods for finding form and forces for arched structures, suspended structures, cable-stayed structures, and highly efficient trusses * 120 photographs and more than 300 crisp drawings that illustrate and explain the magnificent structural triumphs of master architects and engineers -including Gustave Eiffel's famous tower, Robert Maillart's soaring bridges, Pier Luigi Nervi's landmark Turin Exhibition Hall, and many others * Calculations in both SI metric and conventional units throughout the book Requiring only the most rudimentary mathematical background yet accurate and fully functional, Shaping Structures provides an inviting point of entry to the study of structural design for engineering and architecture students -proving that the science of statics doesn't have to be lifeless, simplistic, or dull.

The Seattle Bungalow

Author : Janet Ore
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : House & Home
ISBN : UOM:39015066849533

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In the early twentieth century, the appearance of new houses across the United States shifted dramatically. Rejecting the elaborate decoration and complexity of Victorian homes, these new houses featured open, parlorless interiors and a minimalist aesthetic, radiating an aura of warmth, coziness, and naturalness. Nowhere were such residences more evident than in West Coast cities, especially Seattle, where explosive growth generated entire neighborhoods of this new house type--the bungalow. It was the nation's first modern home, and it established the essential characteristics of popular housing for the rest of the twentieth century. In The Seattle Bungalow, Janet Ore modifies the common notion that architectural change flows only from the design elite--the architects, domestic reformers, and planners who advocate for changes in domestic architecture--and argues that ordinary people played a crucial role in creating the bungalow. Through their growing power as consumers, modest-income families influenced the physical form of early twentieth-century houses and suburban landscapes. Still operating within a nineteenth-century labor and contracting system, small home builders responded to rising consumer demand for new conveniences such as electricity and central heating by simplifying their structures. Ambitious salespeople-real estate agents, plan book purveyors, and builders--created a new market for affordable small houses through astute advertising and financing. And once families acquired their homes, they used them flexibly, adapting their lives to their domestic spaces and refashioning their homes when necessary. From such efforts sprang the Seattle bungalow, an artifact of ordinary people's part in creating modern culture. Janet Oreis assistant professor of history at Colorado State University and has been a contributing writer toPacific Northwest QuarterlyandPerspectives in Vernacular Architecture. "Janet Ore's subject - the origins, marketing, development, and legacy of working-class housing in Seattle - offers an opportunity not only to explore architectural history but to characterize the economic, aesthetic, moral, and social dimensions of such housing." - Dennis Andersen, co-author ofDistant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson "A valuable record of the housing boom that transformed the American suburban landscape in the first decades of the twentieth century." - Kingston Heath, Director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Oregon

Gene Zema

Author : Grant Hildebrand
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 147 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295991232

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In the three decades following World War II, a group of architects centered in the Puget Sound region were designing buildings of extraordinary quality, whose most evident commonality was the use of wood in profusion, as exposed, meticulously detailed structure and as interior and exterior surface. Gene Zema, a 1950 graduate of the University of Washington and a student of the legendary Lionel Pries, was one of this group. In a career that spanned twenty years, Zema designed forty-six houses, seven clinics, two architectural offices, a nursery, and a golf clubhouse, and he participated in the design of two University buildings. He built several buildings with his own hands, developing a consummate sense of appropriate design in wood. The luxuriantly crafted details and uniquely dramatic spatial compositions of his work place it at the forefront of that remarkable movement. Zema was also a distinguished collector and retailer of Native American and Japanese antiquities. In 1983, relying on the sale of antiquities for income and limiting his architectural practice, he and his wife, Janet, bought a 70-acre meadow on Whidbey Island. On their property Zema built a workshop, a windmill and pump house, a chicken house, a home, a peacock house, and a kiln, all of which are as remarkable as his earlier masterpieces. Gene Zema is an iconic figure among those who know his work, but the region to which his work is intimately bound is far from the centers of architectural journalism and his story is little known. It is the story of a unique figure in an extraordinary American architectural movement and an exceptional figure in the history of the Pacific Northwest. Grant Hildebrand is professor emeritus of architecture and art history at the University of Washington, and author of eight books on architecture, including Suyama: A Complex Serenity, The Wright Space: Pattern and Meaning in Frank Lloyd Wright's Houses, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House. He is a recipient of the Washington Governor's Writers Award for work of literary merit and lasting value.

The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag

Author : Thaïsa Way
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2019-09-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0295746467

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The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag by Thaïsa Way Pdf

Richard Haag is best known for his rehabilitation of Gas Works Park in Seattle and for a series of remarkable gardens at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. He reshaped the field of landscape architecture as a designer, teacher, and activist. In 1964, Haag founded the landscape architecture department at the University of Washington, and his innovative work contributed to the increasingly significant design approach known as urban ecological design, which encourages thinking beyond the boundaries of gardens and parks to consider the broader roles that landscapes play within urban ecosystems, such as storm water drainage and wildlife habitat. Gas Works Park is studied in every survey of twentieth-century landscape architecture as a modern work that challenged the tenets of modernism by engaging a toxic site and celebrating an industrial past. Haag's work with ecologists and soil scientists in his landscape remediation and reclamation projects opened new areas of inquiry into the adaptive reuse of post-industrial sites. Thaïsa Way places Haag's work within the context of changes in the practice of landscape architecture over the past five decades in the Pacific Northwest and nationally. The book should be of interest to specialists as well as to readers who are interested in the changes in urban landscapes inspired by Haag's work. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUBeOCA8-kQ