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New Art & Architecture Books
All books are in the "Main" collection unless otherwise noted. Click on the maroon title to link to the catalog, or the book jacket to link to Amazon.
Archigram - the Book by
Call Number: NA997.A825 C43 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-14
Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation. In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities.
Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science by
Call Number: NA2500 .P454 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-26
How architecture can move beyond the contemporary enthusiasms for the technically sustainable and the formally dazzling to enhance our human values and capacities. Architecture remains in crisis, its social relevance lost between the two poles of formal innovation and technical sustainability. In Attunement, Alberto Pérez-Gómez calls for an architecture that can enhance our human values and capacities, an architecture that is connected--attuned--to its location and its inhabitants.
Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist by
Call Number: ND553.M88 K36 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
Today Berthe Morisot is considered a major Impressionist artist, a new development despite the respect received from peers Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir in her lifetime. Like them Morisot cultivated an innovative style and turned her attention from lofty subjects to the banality of everyday life.
Charles Percier: Revolutions in Architecture and Design by
Call Number: NA1053.P5 A4 2016
Publication Date: 2017-01-17
Handsomely designed and richly illustrated, this publication surveys the magnificent spectrum of projects undertaken by French architect and interior designer Charles Percier (1764-1838). After gaining an illustrious reputation for supervising the scenery at the Paris Opéra during the French Revolution, Percier was later appointed by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Call Number: NA869.E44 A74 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-26
A spectacular, visually rich monograph on one of the most visionary architecture firms of the twenty-first century led by 2016 Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena Elemental, based in Santiago, Chile, epitomizes a new generation of pioneering, socially engaged architects. ete.
Exploring, Experiencing, and Envisioning Integration in US Arts Education by
Call Number: NX303 .E97 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-02
Chapter 3 in this book is by our own Prof. Traci Sooter, FAIA!
This book explores the dedication of the New American Colleges & Universities to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement through the performing, literary, and visual arts.
Gordon Parks: the New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950 by
Call Number: OVERSIZE TR647 .P37 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, The New Tide, Early Work 1940_1950 documents the importance of these years in shaping Gordon Parks passionate vision. The book brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of his 65-year career.
Housekeeping by Design: Hotels and Labor by
Call Number: TX928 .B764 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-17
One of the great pleasures of staying in a hotel is spending time in a spotless, neat, and organized space that you don't have to clean. That doesn't, however, mean the work disappears--when we're not looking, someone else is doing it. With Housekeeping by Design, David Brody introduces us to those people--the housekeepers whose labor keeps the rooms clean and the guests happy. Through unprecedented access to staff at several hotels, Brody shows us just how much work goes on behind the scenes--and how much management goes out of its way to make sure that labor stays hidden. We see the incredible amount of hard physical work that is involved in cleaning and preparing a room, how spaces, furniture, and other objects are designed to facilitate a smooth flow of hidden labor, and, crucially, how that design could be improved for workers and management alike if front-line staff were involved in the design process.
National Tourist Routes in Norway by
Call Number: G155.P65 N37 1917
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
National Tourist Routes in Norway guides readers on 18 drives through beautiful Norwegian nature, featuring various designated architectural and artistic viewpoints. With a selection of photographs, plan drawings and essays, this volume documents an innovative project that melds nature and architecture.
Rebuilding the American City: Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Core by
Call Number: HT167 .G346 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-21
Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their downtowns¿yet were implemented during the tumultuous start of the 21st century.
Call Number: NA9268.T6 T34 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-15
[re]TOKYO explores a wide, understanding vision of the transformative processes of one of the most influential and unknown metropolitan areas in the world, from large scale efforts such as Tokyo's land engineering transformations, to smaller examples such as its capital vending machine system. Four hundred pages, compiling 400 years of history, are covered in this uniquely Japanese complexity of social conurbation, including more than 1400 illustrations, diagrams, photographs, and maps in order to visually support selected themes. [re]TOKYO develops the idea of [re]definition processes to explain what, who, when, where, and why all these changes took place, concluding with a collection of the essential processes that comprehensively elaborate Tokyo's changes--a tool to understand its history and speculate about its future as an exciting metropolis and cultural center of the world.
Tippet Rise by
Call Number: NX805.F57 H35 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Of the many large-scale sculpture and art parks in the world, including Marfa, Storm King, Tickon, Yorkshire, Ekebergparken, Hakone, and Foundation Maeght, none is more ambitious in vision, nor in a more spectacular setting, than Tippet Rise, a 10,260-acre arts venue in south-central Montana. Nestled in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park, the sprawling arts venue, opened in 2016 by philanthropists Peter and Cathy Halstead, celebrates the union of land, art, architecture, and music, bringing concerts by world-renowned musicians and large-scale sculpture by artists like Alexander Calder, Patrick Dougherty, Mark di Suvero, Ensamble Studio, and Stephen Talasnik to a breathtaking destination. Tippet Rise Art Center is the first book on this unique arts venue: with over two hundred stunning color plates, itís the next best thing to an actual visit, which should be on the to-do list of every art, architecture, and music lover. This landmark monograph includes essays by the founders, statements by the featured artists, and poems by Peter Halstead.