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.

California Pop

Author: Dorian MacDougall
Editor: Dorian MacDougall
ISBN: 1734483415
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In 1542, Spanish explorers landed upon the shores of Southern California expecting to find a terrestrial paradise and instead, found only a burnt-over desert. But during a four-hundred-year-long metamorphosis carried out by thousands of dissimilar individuals of far-flung imagination and fixed purpose, Southern California was transformed into the nation's most promised land-a tangible symbol of all the best life had to offer in mid-twentieth-century America. And at that glorious pinnacle of middle-class, suburban grace, it would remain no more than twenty years. But to this very day, it is those few years that continue to define the image and culture of Southern California in the imaginations of people from all around the world. California Pop tells the tale of how this once reviled region became one of the most celebrated slivers of coastline on the planet.

A Dream Of Stone

Author: Michael D. Garval
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 0874138620
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With democratization of fame in the wake of the French Revolution, writers enjoyed ever greater celebrity status. But in nineteenth-century France, the availability and perceived impermanence of such renown cheapened it, and prompted longing for enduring fame, exemplified by monuments - commemorative sculptural or architectural works, helping a nation in flux define itself, its past, and anticipated future. Within this cultural climate, there evolved an ideal of great writers and their work as immortal, that envisioned literary greatness through the metaphor of monuments and monumentality. study draws upon wide-ranging evidence, from journalism to poetry, caricature to statuary. Focusing on the lives, work, and fame of Honore de Balzac, George Sand, and Victor Hugo, it uncovers the salient features, and traces the rise and fall of this monumentalizing vision of literary greatness, largely forgotten today yet so central to nineteenth-century French culture. North Carolina State University.

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.

Suburban Modern

Author: Robert M. Stamp
Editor: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898256
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While avant-garde modernism disrupted the art salons, architecture schools, and design studios of the world's more sophisticated urban centres in the 20th century, Calgary slept through the cultural upheavals as a provincial backwater. Calgary's initiation to modernism might be dated to February 13, 1947, when Imperial Oil blew in its famous well at Leduc. Or the 1948 football season, when Tom Brooks and Les Lear wrapped the Calgary Stampeders football team around an innovative and modernist-looking T-formation backfield to win the Grey Cup. Calgarians embraced the modern age after the Second World War, taking modernism into the streets and into the suburbs. They went beyond art, architecture, and design, and redefined modernism to include homes, furniture, appliances, and cars. In the process, Calgarians democratized, feminized, and suburbanized modernism. Suburban Modern examines controversies over "coloured" margarine and "mixed" drinking in post-war Calgary. It shows how new petro office buildings transformed the downtown skyline during the 1950s and 1960s, and how new bus lines, roads, and bridges changed the city's transportation network. As the city sprawled horizontally to engulf its ever-expanding suburbs, shoppers deserted downtown for suburban malls. The book follows young couples into their post-war dream homes with modern furnishings and barbecue-appointed patios. Suburban Modern argues that the suburbs rather than the downtown defined Calgary's approach to modernism.

California History

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Historical Collections Council Newsletters

Author: Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
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"Continues those Newsletters printed in Publications in Southern California Art No. 5."

The Indianology Of California

Author: Alexander Smith Taylor
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Historical Abstracts

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The Making Of Miami Beach 1933 1942

Author: Jean-François Lejeune
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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Yet, what makes Miami Beach remarkable is not only the way in which Dixon and his colleagues used Art Deco to meet the local need for lower cost resort architecture, but the way in which they adapted the style to incorporate local motifs and historical styles. The result is the unique architecture of South Beach, as it is now known, the largely restored international vacation hotspot, and the country's first twentieth-century architectural district to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.".

Pre Raphaelite Art In Its European Context

Author: Susan P. Casteras
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Pre-Raphaelitism continues to generate considerable scholarly interest, and a new revisionist approach is offered in Pre-Raphaelite Art in Its European Context, which attempts to evaluate the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their followers not in isolation as a solely British phenomenon but rather in terms of its larger Continental contexts in the nineteenth century. Essays by contributors forge links of Pre-Raphaelite art and thought with such movements as Impressionism, Symbolism, and the Rose + Croix salons. The essays reveal common themes, in literature and religion especially, on both sides of the Channel as well as underscoring the sustained influence on the Continent of John Ruskin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, and William Morris.

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.

Carefree California

Author: Jocelyn Gibbs
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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.

Between Montmartre And The Mudd Club

Author: Bernard Gendron
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226287379
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When and how did pop music earn so much cultural capital? This text investigates five key moments when popular music and avant-garde art transgressed the rigid boundaries separating high and low culture to form friendly alliances.

American Bungalow

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High Styles

Author: David A. Hanks
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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.