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When Sidney J. Hare (1860-1938) and S. Herbert Hare (1888-1960) launched their Kansas City firm in 1910, they founded what would become the most influential landscape architecture and planning practice in the Midwest. Over time, their work became increasingly far-ranging, in both its geographical scope and its project types. Between 1924 and 1955, Hare & Hare commissions included fifty-four cemeteries in fifteen states; numerous city and state parks (seventeen in Missouri alone); more than fifteen subdivisions in Salt Lake City; the Denver neighborhood of Belcaro Park; the picturesque grounds of the Christian Science Sanatorium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; and the University of Texas at Austin among fifty-one college and university campuses. In Hare & Hare Landscape Architects and City Planners Carol Grove and Cydney Millstein document the extraordinary achievements of this little-known firm and weave them into a narrative that spans from the birth of the late nineteenth-century "modern cemetery movement" to midcentury modernism. Through the figures of Sidney, a "homespun" amateur geologist who built a rustic family retreat called Harecliff, and his son Herbert, an urbane Harvard-trained landscape architect who traveled Europe and lived in a modern apartment building, Grove and Millstein chronicle the growth of the field from its amorphous Victorian beginnings to its coalescence as a profession during the first half of the twentieth century. Hare & Hare provides a unique and valuable parallel to studies of prominent East and West Coast landscape architecture firms?one that expands the reader's understanding of the history of American landscape architecture practice.
Between 1914 and 1950, Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) designed more than 650 gardens, and her commissions spanned the United States, from Long Island's Gold Coast to the state of Washington. In high demand for her formal gardens and lush planting style, her elite clients included Fords, Rockefellers, Astors, and du Ponts. Shipman's imaginative approach merged elements from the Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts movements with a distinctive ability to create sensual, secluded landscapes. In Ellen Shipman and the American Garden author Judith B. Tankard describes Shipman's remarkable life and discusses fifty of her major works, including the Stan Hywet Gardens in Akron, Ohio; Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans; and Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. Richly illustrated with plans and photographs, this expanded and revised edition reveals Shipman's ability to combine plants for dramatic impact and create spaces of the utmost intimacy. Tankard also examines Shipman's unusual life, including a childhood on the American frontier; years in the artists' colony of Cornish, New Hampshire; and her long association with artist and architect Charles Platt. Shipman was also notable for establishing a thriving New York City practice and acting as an advocate for women in the profession, as she trained several other successful designers in her all-female office.
Renowned today as one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, Bruce Goff (1904-1982) was only twelve years old when a Tulsa architectural firm took him on as an apprentice. Throughout his career he defied expectations, not only as a designer of innovative buildings but also as a gifted educator and painter. This beautifully illustrated volume, featuring more than 150 photographs, architectural drawings, and color plates, explores the vast multitude of ideas and themes that influenced Goff's work. Tracing what he calls Goff's ""path of originality,"" Arn Henderson begins by describing two of Goff's earliest and most significant influences: the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the French composer Claude Debussy. As Henderson explains, Goff embraced from a young age Wright's ideal of organic expression, where all elements of a building's design are integrated into a unified whole. Although Goff's stylistic dependence on Wright eventually waned, the music of Debussy, with its qualities of mystery and ""discipline in freedom,"" was a perpetual source of inspiration. Henderson also emphasizes Goff's identification with the American West, particularly Oklahoma, where he developed most of his ideas and created many of his masterful buildings. Goff served as a professor at the University of Oklahoma between 1947 and 1955, becoming the first chair of its School of Architecture. The new studio course he introduced was a pivotal development, ensuring that his ideas were imparted to the next generation of architects. Part biography of a well-known architect, part analysis of Goff's work, this book is also a finely woven tapestry of information and interpretation that encompasses the ideas and experiences that shaped Goff's artistic vision over his lifetime. Based on scores of interviews with Goff's associates and former students, as well as the author's firsthand study of Goff's extant buildings, this volume deepens our appreciation of the great architect's lasting legacy.
Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for intellectual freedom. The story of the University encompasses the political and architectural worlds, as Jeffeson struggled against great opposition to establish a new type of educational institution. "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village "offers a comprehensive look at Jefferson's design for the University, at how it came into being, at the different perecptions of its successes and failures, and at the alterations that have taken place down through the years.
The revised edition incorporates research that has been ongoing since the book first appeared in 1993, and includes a preface by Richard Guy Wilson, essays on architecture and education and the Lawn, additional architectural drawings and historic photographs, a foreword by President John T. Casteen III, and numerous color illustrations.
The history of architecture is a story of continual innovation, and yet at certain points within that story comes an architect whose vision completely defies convention. Mavericks: Architects who Broke the Mould of British Architecture focuses on twelve such figures from the history of British architecture, including Sir John Soane, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Cedric Price and Zaha Hadid. From the stripped-back classicism of Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery to Hadid's neofuturistic Olympic Aquatics Centre in London, their work is bold, frequently controversial, often radical; it is architecture that actively resists being pigeon-holed into a particular style or period. What connects this naturally disparate group of free creative spirits is the way each has charted their own course, often deliberately evading conventions of taste, fashion and ways of working. This book will offer a fresh take on their work, establishing new and sometimes surprising historical connections, while posing an intriguing alternative narrative to the history of British Architecture.
A pioneer of Italian Renaissance architecture, Filippo Brunelleschi
is most famous for his daring and original ideas, among them the
magnificent dome of Florence's famed Santa Maria del Fiore
cathedral. This comprehensive book describes how he created the
structure, construction concepts, and other inventions. 28
halftones, 18 line illustrations.
The story of Benjamin Rathbun's ruin reads like a primer for the scandals and studied neglect that triggered America's economic crisis today. Banker, builder and architect, a revered citizen of the flourishing American northwestern frontier-in the end he was also a convicted forger. And his forgeries were of such gravity that they added momentum to the Panic of 1837, the rapid collapse of a system of credit and debt that brought down the young nation's financial system. Rathbun was surely a rascal, but a rascal somehow of great decency. In Buffalo, a half-built landscape was strewn with Rathbun's broken vision. Concerned for the thousands who had depended upon him, he begged for release from jail long enough to fix the damage. Instead, he spent five years in prison shouldering the blame for others who fled to Texas, beyond the reach of American law.
*A2RC's expertise extends to new construction, particularly large-scale, mixed-use urban ensembles, and it also has a reputation as one of Europe's most experienced firms in newly built and renovated theater buildings*Showcases breathtaking full-color photography showcased in a chic, modern format, accompanied by detailed plans*Features a wide range of projects, mixed-use, cultural buildings, public and urban spaces etc*Will appeal to all architects, landscape and interior designers, and urban planners Brussels-based architecture firm A2RC is renowned for its steadfast dedication to the continuing urbanisation of the city of Brussels. Critical of attempts over the years to 'modernize' Brussels, A2RC's aim is to pursue the reintegration of the city by offering full architectural services for the transformation and readaptation of notable buildings. A2RC's expertise extends to new construction, particularly large-scale, mixed-use urban ensembles, and it also has a reputation as one of Europe's most experienced firms in newly built and renovated theater buildings. This book explores the work of a firm dedicated to the future of one of Europe's most historic and beautiful cities.
Unquestionably one of the most influential and revered contemporary
architects, Peter Zumthor has approached his work with a singular
clarity of vision and a strong sense of his own philosophy, both of
which have earned him the admiration of his peers and the world at
large. Choosing to only take on a few projects at a time and keep
his studio small, Zumthor has produced a comparatively few number
of realized buildings, but they rank among the world's most
stunning: St. Benedict's Chapel in Sumvitg, Switzerland; Therme
Vals in Vals, Switzerland; Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria;
and the Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne, Germany number among his
most famous buildings. This collection, however, explores his
entire body of award-winning work from 1986 to 2012 in five
volumes, including his lesser-known but nonetheless critically
acclaimed works such as the Field Chapel for Brother Klaus near
Mechernich, Germany, and the "Steilneset. Memorial for the Victims
of the Witch Trials in Vard""o"," " Norway."Peter Zumthor "presents
around forty of his projects, both realized and unrealized, through
Zumthor's own writing, and with photographs, sketches, drawings,
and plans. A complete catalog of his works starting in 1979 rounds
out the book. Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this
book serves as both an introduction to Zumthor's work and
philosophy for the layperson and a required addition to any
Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In "Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, " architect Steven M. Reiss presents the updated and detailed story of one of Wright's few Virginia commissions. Designed and built for Loren and Charlotte Pope and later purchased by Marjorie and Robert Leighey, the Pope-Leighey House stands as a stunning example of an innovative form of shelter--which Wright called Usonian--for families beset by the Great Depression. Here, and elsewhere, Wright offered a unique and unprecedented approach for homes that would be small yet architecturally significant, carefully sited, and constructed of readily available local materials. He believed that anyone with an acre of land should have the opportunity to own a Usonian home.
Set in Northern Virginia, the Pope-Leighey House has an unusual history in that it has been moved twice, first to the grounds of the National Trust's Woodlawn to rescue it from the path of Route 66 in Falls Church, then to re-site it to better correspond to its original orientation. Wright's mission was to remind us that "we need to see life in simpler terms." In this amply illustrated book, Reiss echoes Wright's reminder that small, carefully built structures should be the starting point of sustainable and environmentally responsible house design.
This latest compilation volume for The Images Publishing Group reveals an enticing glimpse into the exquisite architectural works of innovative and skilled contemporary classicists. While remaining loyal to traditional classical design, the architectural projects featured within display a remarkable talent for versatility and adaptability within the fundamental classical language of architecture. This richly photographed book masterfully presents a number of preeminent classicists, who offer unique insight into their interpretation of the theory of classical design in their works. This compilation also highlights the collaboration between the architects' application of excellent detailing, the use of fine material, and exceptional craftsmanship, and how, all the while, they are creating a refined and seamless fusion with the surrounding landscape and environment. AUTHOR: Introduction written by Phillip James Dodd. A native of Manchester, England, Phillip attended the prestigious Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture in London where he was taught by many of the architects featured in this book. He received a Degree in Architecture from his hometown university, before moving to America, where he gained a Masters in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. After training with some of the most recognised residential architectural firms in America, Phillip started his own design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design. With a reputation as one of the foremost experts on Classical architecture and interiors, Phillip is fast becoming one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today. SELLING POINTS: * Features an insightful introductory essay by Phillip James Dodd, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of Classical architecture and design * Includes dozens of exemplary architectural projects, rich in photographic detail and architectural analysis * Provides a modern take on traditional Classical design themes, with indepth profiles of exterior and interior works, including detailing, use of materials, landscapes and regional variations * Investigates the contemporary works of many eminent Classicists, and highlights their unique methodologies and innovative designs 600 colour images
Features design innovations that have become the visual models for idea advancement worldwide. "...a truly impressive group that represents five continents and 19 countries."' Architectural Digest The architects, designers, artists and others represented in 'Fifty Under Fifty' are innovators of our time. After a worldwide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design. A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tiger McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, Weiss Manfredi, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing. The innovators featured here share with us their desires for exponential learning; designs are illuminated with full-colour photography and detailed illustrations, helping to showcase the innovators' individual curiosities, imaginations, and talents. This material shows how they bridge disciplines, respect cultural norms, respond to human needs regardless of costs, and how they adopt team transparency in their passion to create and solve problems with a clear mission. This highly anticipated book showcases honorees located across many different countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Significantly, a quarter of these innovators are women, representing the elevated leadership of women in architecture and design. AUTHOR: A British-American author, educator and editor, Beverly Russell has written and edited 12 books, including 'Architectureand Design, 1970-1990, Women of Design, Forty Under Forty, Six,' and 'Design Does Matter.' An internationally respected magazine editor and frequent lecturer, recipient of numerous honours including a Neal Award for creative publishing, and two Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, she has toured Australia, China, India, South and Central America, Dubai, Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, to report on architecture and design. Eva Maddox is Design Principal of the global design firm, Perkins+Will, and founder of P+W Branded Environments, a research-based design approach that identifies and integrates a client's DNA into tangible brand expressions, experiences and environments. In 2011 Eva received the design industry's Contact LEGEND Award, and in 2004 the International Women's Forum honoured her with their "Women Who Make A Difference" award. She was elected into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992. Eva is co-founder of ARCHEWORKS, a socially oriented design laboratory and multi-disciplinary school. Farooq Ameen is the Founding Principal at City Design Studio, an architecture and urban design practice dedicated to repositioning communities. Ameen has held academic appointments at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Los Angeles / Lugano), Woodbury University and Calpoly Pomona and has lectured widely, including at the Bauhaus Dessau, Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. Publications include 'The South Asian Paradigm, City Form and Culture' by the ACSA and 'DeCoding Dhaka' by the South Asia Institute at Harvard. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles. SELLING POINTS: - Provides a fresh perspective and contemporary analysis of the design industries and the impact of these honourees' contributions, accompanied by rich photography and detailed illustrations - Features design innovations that have become the visual models for idea advancement worldwide 550 col., 70 b/w
The Academy celebrates the architect John Simpson's newly finished building for the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana: the Walsh Family Hall. The language of John Simpson's architecture, which derives from the fifth century BC, has been daringly applied to new uses and an instant landmark of exceptional interest has been created. Through a judicious combination of Classical richness and warehouse-like workspace the Walsh Family Hall provides a humane and joyous series of spaces, which elevates the spirits of those entering and passing through it. This book describes not only the architecture of the Walsh Family Hall but the process whereby it came into existence, with written contributions from the generous donors, Matt and Joyce Walsh; Dean Michael Lykoudis, who commissioned the building; and some of the students who work in these uplifting surroundings. Further educational works by John Simpson such as his new 'yard' for Eton College and major new improvements to the Royal College of Music in London are described, with an essay by Simpson describing his approach. All these works are presented and explored with full colour commissioned photography, drawn plans and original sketches throughout. John Simpson Architects believes that Classicism can enhance life in the twenty-first century by creating inspirational spaces that relate to the proportions of the human body - a view of architecture that is triumphantly demonstrated in the Academy that is the Walsh Family Hall.
The most inspirational buildings in the world, as chosen by well-known contemporary architects. In this book, published in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society, 50 contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made an impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. The diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with photographs by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler. The book features a diverse range of inspirational buildings, from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals. Work by the giants of twentieth-century architecture including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto are featured, as well as lesser-known gems. Examples include Richard Rogers (of RHSP) on Maison de Verre (Paris, France); Chris Williamson (of Weston Williamson) on the Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames (Los Angeles, USA); Takero Shimazaki (of T-SA, UK) on Hexenhaus by Alison and Peter Smithson (Bad Karlshafen, Germany); Ted Cullinan (of Cullinan Studio) on Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut by Le Corbusier (Ronchamp, France); Michael Squire (of Squire & Partners, UK) on Grundtvig's Church by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (Copenhagen, Denmark); and Jonathan Woolf (of Jonathan Woolf Architects) on Haus Esters and Haus Lange by Mies van der Rohe (Krefeld, Germany). This beautifully produced book offers a great insight into the power of existing architecture and its immense influence on the world we build today.
On Charles II's restoration to the throne in 1660, four of his supporters were provided with plots of land in a leafy suburb of London, on which to build their extravagant town palaces. The only one to survive - built for the poet and courtier Sir John Denham (1615-1669) and now situated in the heart of Piccadilly - became the home of the Royal Academy of Arts, its exhibitions and its Schools. This important study charts the history of the estate through its many owners, including the 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753), who gave the house not only its name but also its distinctive and influential architecture. In his day, the house was host to leading scholars and celebrities, who met within Burlington's cutting-edge creation, which remains an unparalleled example of the Palladian style in England. Nicholas Savage's meticulous research examines 350 years of social and architectural history, as well as revealing the next phase in the life of the estate, as the Royal Academy opens up Burlington House as never before in an exciting redevelopment led by Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary.
The garden and landscape designs of America's founding architect. Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer in American landscape architecture. Frederick D. Nichols and Ralph E. Griswold, in this close study of Jefferson's many notes, letters, and sketches, present a clear and detailed interpretation of his extraordinary accomplishments in the field. Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect investigates the many influences on--and of--the Jeffersonian legacy in architecture. Jefferson's personality, friendships, and convictions, complemented by his extensive reading and travels, clearly influenced his architectural work. His fresh approach to incorporating foreign elements into domestic designs, his revolutionary approach to relating the house to the surrounding land, and his profound influences on the architectural character of the District of Columbia are just a few of Jefferson's contributions to the American landscape. Eighteenth-and nineteenth-century maps, plans, and drawings, as well as pictures of the species of trees that Jefferson used for his designs, generously illustrate the engaging narrative in Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect.
Architecture Can! is an intriguing journey through the works and projects of the groundbreaking architecture firm Hollwich Kushner, based in New York. Partners Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner design projects at every scale: intimate, awe-inspiring, and everything inbetween; from residences to universities, museums, and urban plans. As two founders of leading architecture social media network Architizer, Hollwich and Kushner frankly admit the power of social media in contemporary architecture practice. Images of new and advanced buildings and concepts travel the globe at high speed, influencing a new generation of projects before the previous generation has broken ground. To stand out, they believe, architecture must "empower people to engage with others, to produce memorable experiences, and to live with a sense of wonder".
This architectural approach makes the preliminary conceptual content its foundation point. Moreover, it gives to the project a non-conventional interpretation because of the always diverse requests of functionality and appearance, and because of the many stimuli coming from the landscape and the site. A collaborative, trans-disciplinary approach allows to involve different teams in the project planning. Thanks to a dense network of experts, it is possible to establish frequent collaborative links and solve every emerging problem in the most accurate and exhaustive way. By combining project-based research with academic research at the University of Milan (Politecnico), Camillo Botticini received many awards, mostly for public works. Such awards underline Botticini s testing ground on concrete examples, in a synthesis between pragmatism and research design phases. His large experience on small-scale public works, accomplished with detailed precision in the area of Brescia, Italy, created a vast network of relationships and experiences, which constitute a solid launch pad. Their designs centre around the satisfying yet brutalist shape of a square. Provoking and bold, their work is as ultra-modernist as it is unusual.
This charming collection of 26 detachable postcards features a card for each letter of the alphabet. Illustrated by architect and illustrator Federico Babina, each letter playfully resembles a building in the style of a famous architect. Covering names from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid, this postcard book is perfect for sharing with or sending to architecturally minded friends.
Red House occupies an extraordinary place in British architectural history. It was the first and only house that William Morris ever built. It was the first independent architectural commission from his friend, Philip Webb. The challenge of furnishing the house inspired Morris to found the design firm of Morris & Co. It had a great influence on the Arts & Crafts Movement. But it is also a house that captured William Morris's heart. He was only twenty-five when, in 1858 he decided to buy the site at Bexleyheath, just outside London, but in a rural Kentish setting. He had recently married Jane Burden, daughter of an Oxford ostler, whose particular beauty became inspiration for so much pre-Raphaelite art. With his young wife and his wealth he planned to produce a vision of earthly paradise at Red House. Rosetti described it as 'more a poem than a house', Morris called it 'our place of art', and when he was obliged to give it up for financial reasons in 1865, he resolved never to return. His biographer recorded that he could 'never set eyes on it again, confessing that the sight of it would be more than he could bear'. Red House was saved from an uncertain future in January 2003 by the
Known internationally for designing buildings that take their inspiration from the land, Antoine Predock explores many of his ideas about architecture through the fluent medium of drawing. This collection of 172 sketches, many published here for the first time, surveys nearly fifty years of his work. Presented in a format that evokes Predock's sketchbooks, the drawings are arranged according to the logic of their internal topologies. Like a Moebius strip, they fold back on themselves, equating objects in space to drawn connections on a surface through a continuous process of transformation. Whether sketching sites around the world or designing buildings, Predock has learned through years of experience to condense multiple sensations and ideas into line and color. Christopher Curtis Mead traces Predock's aesthetic impulse back to the primal sense that through drawing we reach out to touch the world.
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