How consciously do we experience color, light and space? Does a room seem too wide or long because of its color? Does the outside color scheme of a building anticipate the inside? When do certain colors oppress and when do they aerate or energize? Does a room improve with less or more light? How do colors influence our perception, alter the overall effect of a built environment and thereby shift the relations of space to our bodies? Friederike Tebbe examines the physical manifestations of color, their perceptions and interpretations. Tebbe is concerned with color perception as a primary proprioceptive experience, and integrates the insights gleaned from active research into her practical work in concrete architecture. This selection from both realms of her work provides a colorful range of imagery that is full of surprising transformations and ideas.
Wright Sites, a revised edition of a guidebook first published by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, is a complete catalog of Wright's extant, visitable buildings in the United States, and also includes listings for sites in Asia and Europe. In addition to regional maps and suggested trip itineraries, the guide contains descriptions and visiting information for more than 60 projects.Anyone planning a trip ... to look at the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright should acquire this excellent practical guide. Around 400 buildings by Wright survive, and the book includes the 66 accessible to the public.... All are illustrated, with brief descriptions, and with details of access. -- Architects' JournalAn excellent reference for enriching vacation and professional travel or introducing readers to the extensive array of architecture across the United State. -- Joyce Rasdall, Bowling Green, Kentucky Daily News
From the way we build to the way we live, Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on American architecture is visible all around us. Now, Ada Louise Huxtable, the Pulitzer Prize- winning architecture writer for "The Wall Street Journal"?and chief architecture critic for "The New York Times" for nearly twenty years?offers an outstanding look at the architect and the man. She explores the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his long career as master builder as well as his search for lasting, true love. Along the way, Huxtable introduces readers to Wright's masterpieces: Taliesin, rebuilt after tragedy and murder; the Imperial Hotel, one of the few structures left standing after Japan's catastrophic 1923 earthquake; and tranquil Fallingwater, to which millions have traveled to experience its quiet grace. Through the journey, Huxtable takes us not only into the mind of the man who drew the blueprints, but also into the very heart of the medium, which he changed forever. A story of great triumph and heartbreak, "Frank Lloyd Wright" is, like Wright's own creations, an expertly wrought tribute to a man whose genius lives on in the very landscape of American architecture.
This work features essays by Greenberg, reflecting his interest in the Hellenic origins of the orders as they have evolved through the Greek revival in America and a scholarly appreciation of Lutyens. Greenberg elucidates his architectural approach by juxtaposing precedent with new projects, such as Paternoster Square in London, the Athens Banner Herald building and the series of residences for which Greenberg is now famous.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure.Building Art shows the full range of Gehry's work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry's own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry's sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Although Gehry's architecture has been written about widely, the story of his life has never been told in full detail. Here we come to know his Jewish immigrant family, his working-class Toronto childhood, his hours spent playing with blocks on his grandmother's kitchen floor, his move to Los Angeles when he was still a teenager, and how he came, unexpectedly, to end up in architecture school. Most important, Building Art presents and evaluates Gehry's lifetime of work in conjunction with his entire life story, including his time in the army and at Harvard, his long relationship with his psychiatrist and the impact it had on his work, and his two marriages and four children. It analyzes his carefully crafted persona, in which a casual, amiable "aw, shucks" surface masks a driving and intense ambition. And it explores his relationship to Los Angeles and how its position as home to outsider artists gave him the freedom in his formative years to make the innovations that characterize his genius. Finally, it discusses his interest in using technology not just to change the way a building looks but to change the way the whole profession of architecture is practiced. At once a sweeping view of a great architect and an intimate look at creative genius, Building Art is in many ways the saga of the architectural milieu of the twenty-first century. But most of all it is the compelling story of the man who first comes to mind when we think of the lasting possibilities of buildings as art.
A narrative in correspondence from the Guggenheim Letters, a remarkable archive that, in its entirety, would make a stack equal in height to the model of the Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright made in 1946. Here is a very personal and detailed account of the creative struggle required to build the extraordinary Guggenheim Museum.It is a seventeen-year saga which saw the firing of the first curator, the death of the donor, and the creation of six complete sets of plans and 749 drawings. Ironically, Wright died six months before its completion.From its opening in October 1959, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been recognized as Frank Lloyd Wright s crowning achievement. Pfeiffer demonstrates that the story of its construction is arresting drama as well. The Guggenheim, while periodically modified and adapted to meet its changing needs, continues to give expression to Wright s artistic vision and is a testament to the spirit of both Wright and Guggenheim."
The Hanna house is a milestone in Frank Lloyd Wright s career and one of the acknowledged masterworks of 20th-century architecture. The Hannas tell how they came to commission Wright, how they received his ingenious yet provocative designbased on a hexagonal pattern like a bee s honeycomband how it was built all within their means. In this reprint of the 1981 MIT edition they also tell what it meant to live and enjoy life in this unprecedented structure that was eventually given to Stanford University."
Gae Aulenti is one of the world's most prominent architects, and her prodigious output encompasses museum and theater design, industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, urban planning, and architecture. This new publication illustrates Aulenti's complete oeuvre and includes the world-famous Musee d'Orsay, stage designs for theater and opera, a villa in St. Tropez, exhibition designs for the 2001 Milan Triennale, and the remodeling of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, among many other highly visible designs.
In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. Beautifully illustrated in color, this major monograph -- a companion volume to the best-selling "Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings" -- thoroughly documents more than forty-five houses built over the course of thirty years.
These distinguished houses are located in diverse settings across the United States, from San Francisco's Russian Hill to the Rocky Mountains to the Long Island and New England coasts. In every case, Stern has emphasized the importance of context by exploring the nature of place through houses that embody the region's vernacular architectural heritage, as well as gracefully reflect each site's unique natural setting. Whether considering classical New York town houses, Shingle Style "cottages" by the sea, or Scandinavian log houses as reinterpreted on the American frontier, Stern has fostered a strong sense of architectural continuity and connection to the past by participating in the dialogue across time that he believes lies at the heart of architecture.
From one of his earliest projects for Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, founders of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, Richard Gluckman has closely aligned his work with the world of art and artists. Over the past twenty years, Gluckman has created distinctive spaces for numerous art galleries and museums and developed installations with such notable contemporary artists as Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, Jenny Holzer, and Walter de Maria. But Gluckman's vision extends beyond art world commissions to include residential, commercial, and public projects. Deeply informed by the minimalist and site-specific artists Gluckman has encountered throughout his career, his work displays a consistent restraint that, as Gluckman himself writes, "allows for more emphasis on the basic architectural components: structure, scale, proportion, material, and light." The result is an architecture of powerful simplicity that has been applied to a wide variety of projects throughout the world.
"Space Framed: Richard Gluckman Architect" presents thirty-eight buildings and projects with carefully composed photographs and detailed presentation drawings. Featured projects include various buildings for the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the renovation and addition to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum Competition, the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, and the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain. In addition to generous illustrations and an introduction by the architect, "Space Framed" features an insightful essay by noted critic Hal Foster.