South-East Marylebone

Author: Philip Temple,Colin Thom,Andrew Saint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300221978

Category: Architecture

Page: 944

View: 9847

Providing essential knowledge about the British capital's built environment, these two volumes cover a large portion of the parish of St. Marylebone, bounded to the south by Oxford Street and to the north by the Marylebone Road, and stretching from just west of Marylebone High Street to the parish boundary along Cleveland Street near Tottenham Court Road to the east. This area is rich in historic buildings and includes some of London's most celebrated addresses, including Portland Place, Cavendish Square, and Harley Street. Among the most important buildings covered in this superbly illustrated book are Robert and James Adam's development of Portland Place, where the Royal Institute of British Architects' headquarters is a notable 20th-century insertion. Other landmarks include Marylebone Parish Church, All Saints Margaret Street and All Souls Langham Place, and the vast, recently demolished Middlesex Hospital. In addition to new photography, this volume includes meticulous architectural drawings and detailed coverage of the topography.

South-East Marylebone

Author: Philip Temple,Colin Thom,Andrew Saint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300221978

Category: Architecture

Page: 944

View: 8262

Providing essential knowledge about the British capital's built environment, these two volumes cover a large portion of the parish of St. Marylebone, bounded to the south by Oxford Street and to the north by the Marylebone Road, and stretching from just west of Marylebone High Street to the parish boundary along Cleveland Street near Tottenham Court Road to the east. This area is rich in historic buildings and includes some of London's most celebrated addresses, including Portland Place, Cavendish Square, and Harley Street. Among the most important buildings covered in this superbly illustrated book are Robert and James Adam's development of Portland Place, where the Royal Institute of British Architects' headquarters is a notable 20th-century insertion. Other landmarks include Marylebone Parish Church, All Saints Margaret Street and All Souls Langham Place, and the vast, recently demolished Middlesex Hospital. In addition to new photography, this volume includes meticulous architectural drawings and detailed coverage of the topography.

The Tourist City

Author: Dennis R. Judd,Susan S. Fainstein

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078466

Category: Architecture

Page: 340

View: 7213

An investigation of tourism and its transforming impact on cities, by urban experts from a variety of disciplines. They examine such tourist meccas as Las Vegas, Orlando and Boston, and take up themes such as the marketing of cities and how tourists perceive places.

Developing Expertise

Architecture and Real Estate in Metropolitan America

Author: Sara Stevens

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300209932

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 9873

Real estate developers are integral to understanding the split narratives of twentieth-century American urban history. Rather than divide the decline of downtowns and the rise of suburbs into separate tales, Sara Stevens uses the figure of the real estate developer to explore how cities found new urban and architectural forms through both suburbanization and urban renewal. Through nuanced discussions of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Denver, Washington, D.C., and New York, Stevens explains how real estate developers, though often maligned, have shaped public policy through professional organizations, promoted investment security through design, and brought suburban models to downtowns. In this timely book, she considers how developers partnered with prominent architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and I. M. Pei, to sell their modern urban visions to the public. By viewing real estate developers as a critical link between capital and construction in prewar suburban development and postwar urban renewal, Stevens offers an original and enlightening look at the complex connections among suburbs and downtowns, policy, finance, and architectural history.

Landscape in Sight

Looking at America

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson,Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300080742

Category: Gardening

Page: 440

View: 1511

During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Hailed in 1995 by New York Times architectural critic Herbert Muschamp as 'America’s greatest living writer on the forces that have shaped the land this nation occupies,' Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly 200 essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important writings on the American landscape, illustrated with his own sketches and photographs, brings together Jackson’s most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, and articles that were originally published unsigned or under various pseudonyms. Jackson also completed a new essay for this volume, 'Places for Fun and Games,' a few months before his death. Focusing not on nature but on landscape - land shaped by human presence - Jackson insists in his writings that the workaday world gives form to the essential American landscape. In the everyday places of the countryside and city, he discerns texts capable of revealing important truths about society and culture, present and past. For this collection Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz provides an introduction that discusses the larger body of Jackson’s writing and locates each of the selected essays within his oeuvre. She also includes a complete bibliography of Jackson’s writings.

The London Square

Gardens in the Midst of Town

Author: Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300152012

Category: Architecture

Page: 334

View: 5455

"Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art."

Bulldozer

Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

Author: Francesca Russello Ammon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300200684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2574

The first history of the bulldozer and its transformation from military weapon to essential tool for creating the post World War II American landscape"

Richard Norman Shaw

Author: Andrew Saint

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 498

View: 7893

`A masterpiece among architectural biographies'.---Sir Simon Jenkins, Evening Standard --

Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

Author: Paul Erling Groth,Todd W. Bressi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300072037

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 1723

This compilation of essays takes on the urban environment, with a few exceptions, to explore aspects of the emerging field of cultural landscape studies, demonstrating the value of investigating the many meanings of ordinary settings.

A Passionate Humility

Frederick Oakeley and the Oxford Movement

Author: Peter Galloway

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852445068

Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 316

View: 3758

Rugby: The Game of My Life

Battling for England in the Professional Era

Author: Rob Andrew

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473664179

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 595

'An excellent read' - Rugby World Rob Andrew is one of the key figures in modern rugby history: an outstanding international who won three Grand Slams with England and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions, he also played a central role in the game's professional revolution with his trailblazing work at Newcastle. During a long spell on Tyneside, he led the team to a Premiership title at the first opportunity, brought European action to the north-east and gave the young Jonny Wilkinson his break in big-time union by fast-tracking him into the side straight out of school. What happened off the field was equally eventful. Rob produced 'The Andrew Report' - the most radical of blueprints for the future of English rugby - and then, over the course of a decade as one of Twickenham's top administrators, found himself grappling with the extreme challenges of running a game repeatedly blown off course by the winds of change. He did not merely have a ringside seat as one of the world's major sports went through its greatest upheaval in a century: more often than not, he was in the ring itself.

Where the Wild Winds Are

Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

Author: Nick Hunt

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473658802

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 4022

The personalities of the winds affect everything from landscape and climate to the history, architecture, mythology and psychology of the cultures through which they blow. The author set out on a quest to meet them.

Mapping Society

The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography

Author: Laura Vaughan

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787353079

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 4022

From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, to a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry, but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities.

The History Of The Popes

From The Foundation of the See of Rome, To The Present Time

Author: Archibald Bower

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 405

View: 1389

Who's who

Author: Henry Robert Addison,Charles Henry Oakes,William John Lawson,Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 8772

Why Preservation Matters

Author: Max Page

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218583

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 6866

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, a critique of the preservation movement--and a bold vision for its future Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass monuments, and gaze at landscapes unaware that these acts are possible only thanks to the preservation movement. As we approach the October 2016 anniversary of the United States National Historic Preservation Act, historian Max Page offers a thoughtful assessment of the movement's past and charts a path toward a more progressive future. Page argues that if preservation is to play a central role in building more-just communities, it must transform itself to stand against gentrification, work more closely with the environmental sustainability movement, and challenge societies to confront their pasts. Touching on the history of the preservation movement in the United States and ranging the world, Page searches for inspiration on how to rejuvenate historic preservation for the next fifty years. This illuminating work will be widely read by urban planners, historians, and anyone with a stake in the past.

Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech

Author: Todd Gannon

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065300

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 2764

Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech reassesses one of the most influential voices in twentieth-century architectural history through a detailed examination of Banham’s writing on High Tech architecture and its immediate antecedents. Taking as a guide Banham’s habit of structuring his writings around dialectical tensions, Todd Gannon sheds new light on Banham’s early engagement with the New Brutalism of Alison and Peter Smithson, his measured enthusiasm for the “clip-on” approach developed by Cedric Price and the Archigram group, his advocacy of “well-tempered environments” fostered by integrated mechanical and electrical systems, and his late-career assessments of High Tech practitioners such as Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and Renzo Piano. Gannon devotes significant attention to Banham’s late work, including fresh archival materials related to Making Architecture: The Paradoxes of High Tech, the manuscript he left unfinished at his death in 1988. For the first time, readers will have access to Banham’s previously unpublished draft introduction to that book.

Landscapes of Modern Architecture

Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragn

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300208412

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 2825

An authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of five prominent architects Modern architects are often condemned for a seeming disregard of site considerations such as climate, topography, and existing vegetation. Noted landscape and architectural historian Marc Treib counters this prevailing view in an authoritative and unprecedented survey of 20th-century buildings and their landscapes. Exploring a range of architectural, philosophical, and theoretical approaches, Treib investigates the site strategies of five prominent modern-period architects: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 1959), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 1969), Richard Neutra (1892 1970), Alvar Aalto (1898 1976), and Luis Barragan (1902 1988). The character of the sites on which these architects worked dramatically affected their architecture and gardens, a fact illustrated by Wright s organic regard of the desert; Mies s evolving divorce of building from terrain; Neutra s transformation of the realities of the site; Aalto s use of the forest metaphor and interior landscapes; and Barragan s architectonic conversion of the land. Fully illustrated with rarely published archival drawings and plans, accompanied by the author s own exceptional photographs, this book presents the spectrum of architectural responses to the constraints of site, climate, client, program, building material, region, and nation. Taken as a group, the work of these five architects sheds important light on the consideration and influence of the site and landscape on the practice of architecture during the 20th century."

Charles Darwin

Victorian Mythmaker

Author: A.N. Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062433512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 3247

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life. With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ideas, he offers a groundbreaking critical look at this revered figure in modern science. In this beautifully written, deeply erudite portrait, Wilson argues that Darwin was not an original scientific thinker, but a ruthless and determined self-promoter who did not credit the many great sages whose ideas he advanced in his book. Furthermore, Wilson contends that religion and Darwinism have much more in common than it would seem, for the acceptance of Darwin's theory involves a pretty significant leap of faith. Armed with an extraordinary breadth of knowledge, Wilson explores how Darwin and his theory were very much a product of their place and time. The "Survival of the Fittest" was really the Survival of Middle Class families like the Darwins—members of a relatively new economic strata who benefited from the rising Industrial Revolution at the expense of the working classes. Following Darwin’s theory, the wretched state of the poor was an outcome of nature, not the greed and neglect of the moneyed classes. In a paradigm-shifting conclusion, Wilson suggests that it remains to be seen, as this class dies out, whether the Darwinian idea will survive, or whether it, like other Victorian fads, will become a footnote in our intellectual history. Brilliant, daring, and ambitious, Charles Darwin explores this legendary man as never before, and challenges us to reconsider our understanding of both Darwin and modern science itself.