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The High Line

Author : James Corner Field Operations,Diller Scofidio & Renfro
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-18
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1838660771

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The High Line by James Corner Field Operations,Diller Scofidio & Renfro Pdf

The acclaimed exploration of the iconic `park in the sky' in New York that reshaped global perceptions of urban space - back in print Since opening to the public in 2009, the High Line has rapidly become one of New York City's most popular and beloved attractions. Phaidon's bestselling The High Line was the first book to document the creative process behind this remarkable architectural achievement comprehensively from concept to completion. Seven chapters offer a multidimensional perspective from the minds behind the iconic structure. Now back in print, and featuring over 1,000 images, including drawings and plans, this visual masterpiece captures the High Line's very essence.

High Line

Author : Joshua David,Robert Hammond
Publisher : FSG Originals
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2011-10-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0374532990

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High Line by Joshua David,Robert Hammond Pdf

How two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good.

Gardens of the High Line

Author : Piet Oudolf,Rick Darke
Publisher : Timber Press
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2017-06-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781604696998

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Gardens of the High Line by Piet Oudolf,Rick Darke Pdf

“If you can't get to the High Line. . . this is the next best thing.” —The Washington Post Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. This beautiful, dynamic garden was designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers. Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tol­erant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice on recreating its iconic, naturalistic style. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and an introduction by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have gem of nature of design.

The High Line Scavenger Hunt

Author : Lucas Crawford
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 1773850008

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The High Line Scavenger Hunt by Lucas Crawford Pdf

Imagine: a public park that floats above the city, slicing the urban grey with its narrow green body. It winds its way through Manhattan, from the Meatpacking District to Chelsea to the Rail Yards. It is the beneficiary of millionaires, politicians, and citizens, who rescued it from demolition. Every tour book points here. Cities around the world clamor to reclaim their own abandoned train tracks as parks, inspired by this success. This is High Line Park. Imagine: the Meatpacking District, 1989. Affordable apartments in Chelsea. Queer and racialized youth vogue, using piers as their runways. A transsexual community bands together. The fight for AIDS awareness takes hold. After sunsink, punks and urban adventurers hoist themselves onto the abandoned train tracks, where seeds dropped from loose locomotive doors have bloomed into an elsewhere-landscape, commemorating dead commerce. This was the High Line. The High Line Scavenger Hunt is a poetic search for the ruins and relics of this fraught space that straddles violent gentrification and erased histories. This is a scavenger hunt, but the list of items is written in invisible ink. Lucas Crawford leans in to the tensions between the revitalized High Line Park and the queer histories of the High Line neighborhood, braiding transgender history, autobiographical reflection, and architectural speculation into a commentary on the histories now lost to gentrification.

High Art

Author : Cecilia Alemani
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 209 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2015-05-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780847845194

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High Art by Cecilia Alemani Pdf

The definitive book on High Line art, the public art program on the High Line, one of the most popular destinations in New York City. High Art surveys the first five years of art on the High Line, the unique elevated park in New York City created through the repurposing of an abandoned railway line. Since 2009, when the High Line was opened to the public, nineteen million visitors have been witness to more than 100 public art projects animating the grounds of this unique "park in the sky." The works include sculpture, installation, billboards, video, performance, and sound works by a range of artists, from established figures such as John Baldessari, El Anatsui, Maurizio Cattelan, Gilbert & George, and Ed Ruscha, to critically acclaimed mid-career artists such as Carol Bove, Sarah Sze, and Mark Grotjahn. The High Line is steadily broadening the audience for contemporary art while pushing the boundaries of traditional public art programs. This beautifully illustrated volume features the High Line’s diverse projects thematically, including full-color images and short texts on the various projects, along with an introduction by curator Cecilia Alemani; an essay on the High Line’s effect on Chelsea, the neighborhood cultural hub where it is located; and a roundtable discussion about public art today.

Walking the High Line

Author : Joel Sternfeld,Adam Gopnik,John R. Stilgoe
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : High Line (New York, N.Y. : Park)
ISBN : 3865219829

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Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld,Adam Gopnik,John R. Stilgoe Pdf

This is the first book of Sternfeld's largely unseen early colour photographs. In 1969 Sternfeld began working with a 35 mm camera and Kodachrome film, and First Pictures contains works from this time until 1980. Here Sternfeld develops traits that appear in his mature work: irony, a politicised view of America, concern for the social condition. But there are also pictures that bear little relation to his later work: colour arrangements that parallel those of Eggleston, as well as street photography which Sternfeld ceased making in 1976. The photographs in First Pictures were made at a time when colour photography was struggling to assert itself against the authoritative black and white tradition, making this book a revelation both in Sternfeld's oeuvre and in the history of contemporary photography.

On the High Line

Author : Annik La Farge,Rick Darke
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2014-05-20
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780500291412

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On the High Line by Annik La Farge,Rick Darke Pdf

A fully revised, updated edition of the award-winning guide to the High Line, the park that transformed an entire neighborhood and became an inspiration to cities around the globe When the High Line opened in 2009 it was expected to attract around 300,000 visitors a year. In 2013, more than four million came. A survey by Travel & Leisure ranked it #10 on a list of the world’s most popular landmarks. On the High Line, first published in 2012, is an engaging guide to everything a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of native and exotic plant species; the architecture, both old and new, industrial and residential; and a neighborhood whose colorful history includes the birth of the railroad, the Manhattan Project, S&M clubs, and the legendary Tenth Avenue Cowboy. In 2014, the final half-mile section of the park will open, and visitors will encounter a very different High Line experience: stunning vistas of the Hudson River; a birds-eye view of the trains in the working Hudson Rail Yards; and the original, self-sown landscape that emerged in the abandoned rail bed and inspired the High Line’s early champions. Striking new views of the city will be opened throughout. The updated edition includes sixteen new pages devoted to the final section of the park, with original photography, design renderings, and a new essay by Rick Darke. The book has also been updated throughout to reflect dozens of changes in the neighborhood since first publication.

Writing About Architecture

Author : Alexandra Lange
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2012-02-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781616890537

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Writing About Architecture by Alexandra Lange Pdf

Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer's strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer. This important addition to the Architecture Briefs series is based on the author's design writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Lange also writes a popular online column for Design Observer and has written for Dwell, Metropolis, New York magazine, and The New York Times. Writing About Architecture includes analysis of critical writings by Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs. Architects covered include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Reclaiming the Highline

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 87 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : High Line (New York, N.Y. : Viaduct)
ISBN : 0971694257

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Black: Architecture in Monochrome

Author : Phaidon Editors
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2017-10-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0714874728

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Black: Architecture in Monochrome by Phaidon Editors Pdf

A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years. A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.

New York's New Edge

Author : David Halle,Elisabeth Tiso
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 472 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2014-12-09
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780226032542

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New York's New Edge by David Halle,Elisabeth Tiso Pdf

The story of New York’s west side no longer stars the Sharks and the Jets. Instead it’s a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York’s most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists. Developments like the High Line, historical preservation projects like the Gansevoort Market, the Chelsea galleries, and plans for megaprojects like the Hudson Yards Development have redefined what is now being called the “Far West Side” of Manhattan. David Halle and Elisabeth Tiso offer a deep analysis of the transforming district in New York’s New Edge, and the result is a new understanding of how we perceive and interpret culture and the city in New York’s gallery district. From individual interviews with gallery owners to the behind-the-scenes politics of preservation initiatives and megaprojects, the book provides an in-depth account of the developments, obstacles, successes, and failures of the area and the factors that have contributed to them.

Waterfront Manhattan

Author : Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 257 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2018-05-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781421425238

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Waterfront Manhattan by Kurt C. Schlichting Pdf

"Nature provided New York with a sheltered harbor but the city with a challenge: to find the necessary capital to build and expand the maritime infrastructure. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the city's government did not have the responsibility or the fiscal resources to develop needed port facilities. To build the infrastructure, the government awarded "water-lots" to private individuals to build wharves and piers, surrendering public control of the waterfront. For over 250 years private enterprise ran the waterfront; the city played a peripheral role. By the end of the Civil War chaos reigned and threatened the port's dominance. In 1870 the city and state created the Department of Docks to exercise public control and rebuild the maritime infrastructure for the new era of steamships and ocean liners. A hundred years later, technological change in the form of the shipping container and jet airplane rendered Manhattan's waterfront obsolete within an incredibly short time span. The maritime use of the shoreline collapsed, mirroring the near death of the city of New York in the 1970s. Ships disappeared and abandoned piers and empty warehouses lined the waterfront. The city slowly and painfully recovered. The empty waterfront allowed visionaries and planners to completely reimagine a shore lined with parkland. Along the new waterfront, luxury housing has transformed the waterfront neighborhoods where the Irish longshoremen once lived. A few remaining piers offer spectacular views of the city's waterways, now a most precious asset. The rebirth has been driven by complex private/public partnerships, with the city of New York playing only a peripheral role. The contentious question of private vs. public control of the waterfront remains a continuing issue in the 21st century"--

The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

Author : César Aira
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2015-03-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780811224185

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The Musical Brain: And Other Stories by César Aira Pdf

A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of micro-fiction. A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction, César Aira–the author of at least eighty novels, most of them barely one hundred pages long–The Musical Brain & Other Stories comprises twenty tales about oddballs, freaks, and loonies. Aira, with his fuga hacia adelante or "flight forward" into the unknown, gives us imponderables to ponder and bizarre and seemingly out-of-context plot lines, as well as thoughtful and passionate takes on everyday reality. The title story, first published in the New Yorker, is the creme de la creme of this exhilarating collection.

A Field Guide and Handbook of Thoughts, Musings, Observations, Case Studies, and Histories (alternative, Conventional & Otherwise) on the Elevated Structure Formerly and Now Known as the High Line of the Borough of Manhattan for Flâneurs, Cosmopolitans & Bon Vivants

Author : Mark Dion,Ethan Hauser,Kenneth I. Helphand
Publisher : Printed Matter
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Nature
ISBN : 0894390864

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A Field Guide and Handbook of Thoughts, Musings, Observations, Case Studies, and Histories (alternative, Conventional & Otherwise) on the Elevated Structure Formerly and Now Known as the High Line of the Borough of Manhattan for Flâneurs, Cosmopolitans & Bon Vivants by Mark Dion,Ethan Hauser,Kenneth I. Helphand Pdf

Tiré du site Internet de Printed Matter: "A Field Guide and Handbook to the High Line is a pocket-sized artists' project offering an alternative survey to some curious aspects of New York's elevated High Line park. Presenting an account – both anecdotal and scientifically minded – of the fauna and insect-life that thrives there, the book serves as a colorful introduction to the vast and varied ecology of the High Line. Full of peculiar observations, rumors, speculations, and mostly-true facts, Field Guide captures the manifold experience of moving along the elevated greenway through a towering cityscape. Editor Ethan Hauser and art historian Kenneth Helphand have offered essay contributions that consider the historical significance of the structure and place it within a broader trajectory of urban design through precedents of "an elevated plain". The project is designed by New Yorker-illustrator Jorge Colombo and includes several of his own digital artworks that are finger painted on an iPhone. Illustrations of High Line wildlife are by Bryan Wilson. This re-edition of Field Guide includes a new cover colorway, updates the High Line's 87-year timeline (bringing us to present), as well as an expanded map from Naomi & Emmy Reis to include the newest section of the High Line extending north of West 30th street. This is the updated 2nd edition, co-published with Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit organization that maintains and operates New York's High Line park."

Rashid Johnson

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Distanz
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : African American art
ISBN : 3954761688

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Rashid Johnson by Anonim Pdf

In 2015, the American artist Rashid Johnson (b. Chicago, Ill., 1977; lives and works in New York, N.Y.) installed a publicly accessible sculpture on the tracks. Commissioned by the High Line Art program, it consisted of a shelf-like black metal construction that housed a number of bright yellow busts. Blocks presents comprehensive photographic documentation of the eponymous work's evolving interaction with the lush vegetation into which it intervened.