California Moderne And The Mid Century Dream

Author: Richard Rapaport
Editor: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789336712
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A dazzling presentation of the mid-century modern California style, offering a fresh perspective on the work of this influential yet widely unknown figure.

By Right By Design

Author: Liz Falletta
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351202499
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Housing is an essential, but complex, product, so complex that professionals involved in its production, namely, architects, real estate developers and urban planners, have difficulty agreeing on “good” housing outcomes. Less-than-optimal solutions that have resulted from a too narrow focus on one discipline over others are familiar: high design that is costly to build that makes little contribution to the public realm, highly profitable but seemingly identical “cookie-cutter” dwellings with no sense of place and well-planned neighborhoods full of generically designed, unmarketable product types. Differing roles, languages and criteria for success shape these perspectives, which, in turn, influence attitudes about housing regulation. Real estate developers, for example, prefer projects that can be built “as-of-right” or “by-right,” meaning that they can be approved quickly because they meet all current planning, zoning and building code requirements. Design-focused projects, heretofore “by-design,” by contrast, often require time to challenge existing regulatory codes, pursuing discretionary modifications meant to maximize design innovation and development potential. Meanwhile, urban planners work to establish and mediate the threshold between by-right and by-design processes by setting housing standards and determining appropriate housing policy. But just what is the right line between “by-right” and “by-design”? By-Right, By-Design provides a historical perspective, conceptual frameworks and practical strategies that cross and connect the diverse professions involved in housing production. The heart of the book is a set of six cross-disciplinary comparative case studies, each examining a significant Los Angeles housing design precedent approved by-variance and its associated development type approved as of right. Each comparison tells a different story about the often-hidden relationships among the three primary disciplines shaping the built environment, some of which uphold, and others of which transgress, conventional disciplinary stereotypes.

Relocating Television

Author: Jostein Gripsrud
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415564522
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This title aims to describe, analyse and interpret a highly complex process of change, delivering a critical account of the digitization process as a multifaceted whole.

Macho Men And Modern Women

Author: Claudia Roesch
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110399458
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Claudia Roesch offers a study of Mexican American families and evolving notions of masculinity and motherhood in the context of American family history. The book focuses both on the negotiation of family norms in social expert studies and on measures taken by social workers and civil-rights activists for families. The work fills gaps in research regarding the history of the American family in the 20th century, the history of Mexican Americans, and the history of social sciences. Taking a long-term perspective from the first wave of Mexican mass immigration in the 1910s and 1920s until the new social movements of the 1970s, the study takes into account influences of the Americanization and eugenics movements, modernization theory, psychoanalysis, and the Chicano civil-rights movement. Thus, Claudia Roesch offers important new findings on the nexus between the scientization of social work and changing family values in the age of modernity.

Pop L A

Author: Cécile Whiting
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520256347
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Examines how California artists--Vija Celmins, Llyn Foulkes, Dennis Hopper, and others--transformed the image of Los Angeles through works that focused on the ocean and landscape, suburban life, and dilapidated houses, offering a new and different sense of space, the urban experience, and popular culture.

American Glamour And The Evolution Of Modern Architecture

Author: Alice T. Friedman
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Alice Friedman argues that the aesthetics of mid-20th century modern architecture reflect an increasing fascination with 'glamour', a term used in those years to characterise objects, people, & experiences as luxurious, expressive & even magical.

America History And Life

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Carefree California

Author: Jocelyn Gibbs
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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Explores the work of architect Cliff May and his designs for Southern California ranch houses and discusses his influence in relation to the works of other Southern California architects.

American Bungalow

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High Styles

Author: David A. Hanks
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ISBN: 9780671610906
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The first major survey of the genius of 20th-century American design, presenting the best of American furniture, industrial design, and decorative objects selected by a distinguished team of art and architectural historians.