Robert A.M. Stern

Paul Rudolph
Writings on Architecture

The first collection of writings by one of the most innovative architects and educators of the 1950s and 1960s, this book includes a wealth of recently discovered archival materials and many previously unpublished photographs. Featured texts include a selection of Paul Rudolph’s published critical writings, which cover such topics as Rudolph’s views about the architecture and city planning of his time and the proper way to educate an architectural student. Recent controversies about the preservation of many of Rudolph’s buildings–including the landmark Art and Architecture Building at Yale, which celebrates its 45th anniversary and grand reopening in November 2008–make this a timely publication.

Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern

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GA Houses No.11
Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture

 

Eleventh issue from 1987 of this now classic architectural series, the great GA Houses from Tokyo, Japan.

One of the finest architecture journal series ever published, GA Houses extends from the famous GA (Global Architecture) journal series, presented by the highly esteemed publishing house that also published the GA, GA Document, and GI (Global Interior) architectural publications.

Each issue of GA Houses highlights a selection of residential architectural projects by renowned international architects.

Beautiful architectural photography of residential building interiors, exteriors and architectural details, along with texts (mostly in Japanese) and floor-plans/elevation drawings make up the profiles on each featured building or residential environment. The visual generosity of these handsomely designed and printed journals make them a treasure for any architecture or interior design enthusiast or collector.

GA Houses No.11, 1987
Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture

Contents include:

Elements on Residence 8
POINTS OF ADDRESS by Donlyn Lyndon

Trip to Epoch-Making 7
GEORGE HOWE “FORTUNE ROCK”

Text by Joseph B. Thomas

FRANK O. GEHRY
– Indiana Project, Venice, California; Spiller Residence, South of Los Angeles, California
GWATHMEY SIEGEL – Houston Residence, Houston, Texas
ROBERT A.M. STERN – Points of View, Mount Desert Island, Maine
ROBERT MITTELSTADT – R. Mittelstadt Duplex, San Francisco, California
DANIEL SOLOMON – Bellair Duplex, San Francisco, California; Glover Street Condominiums, San Francisco, California; Castro Common — San Francisco, California; Francisco Reservoir — San Francisco, California
WILLIAM KESSLER – Private Residence, Southeast Michigan
GRAHAM GUND – Shapleigh House, Masachusetts Coast; School-House Condominiums, Boston, Massachusetts.
BAKER ROTHSCHILD HORN BLYTH – Fitzwater Factory Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Candy Factory Court, Baker Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Winig Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture 4;

RALPH LERNER – Prokop House Addition, Port Washington, New York; Villa Vasone, Sa~o Paulo, Brazil; Barn Renovation, Palmyra, Virginia; Artist and Writers Housing, Rye, England
RUBIN and SMITH-MILLER – Residence with Outbuildings, Southern Connecticut; Apartment, Fifth Avenue, New York City; Fifth Avenue Apartment, Fifth Avenue at Central Park, New York City
SUSANA TORRE – Back House (Two Silo House), Poundridge, New York; Clark House, Southampton, Long Island
ROBERT FOOTH SHANNON – “Cabin” for the Architect; Row-House Renovation, 49 Garden Street, Boston, Massachusetts; Solar Renaissance Homes; Wooten House, Windham, Vermont
MARK McINTURFF – McInturff House #1, Bethesda, Maryland; Mcinturff House #2, Bethesda, Maryland
TOD WILLIAMS – House in Montclair; Michigan Project; Williams’ Barns in Sagaponack, New York; House on Long Island Sound

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Designed by Architects in the 1980s

First Japanese edition (printed in 1990) of this great design book published originally in Europe in 1987/88. Different cover variation for the Japanese edition.

An international selection of over 400 objects (over 500 illustrations) such as tableware, furniture, jewellery, glassware and light fixtures designed by more than 50 leading architects. The book provides a cross-section of original ideas to be found in the best of modern design and aims to show the powerful influence that architects continue to have on industrial and furniture design. Furniture and lighting by Norman Foster, tableware by Sottsass, Robert Stern and Venturi, jewellery by Arata Isogaki and Stern, furniture by Ambasz, Mario Botta, Michael Graves and Richard Meier are some of the artefacts included in this study. The architects, Juli Capella and Quim Larreo are editors of the magazine “De Diseno” and are on the board of the architectural magazine “El Croquis” published in Madrid.

Includes an introduction by Alessandro Mendini, “This Book is This Painting”.

Features the work of: Emilio Ambasz, Ron Arad, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Pep Bonet, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Santiago Calatrava, Anna Castelli, Achille Castiglioni, Cristian Cirici, Antonio Citterio, Lluis Clotet, Paolo Deganello, Michele de Lucchi, Jonathan de Pas, Donato d’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Norman Foster, Frank O. Gehry, Michael Graves, Vittorio Gregotti, Pierluigi Cerri, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Charles Jencks, Ugo la Pietra, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Richard Meier, Alessandro Mendini, Pedro MMiralles, Rafael Moneo, Nemo, Oscar Niemeyer, Peolo Portoghesi, Also Rossi, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Robert A.M. Stern, Giotto Stoppino, Kazuide Takahama, Matteo Thun, Elias Torres Tur, José Antonio, Martinez Lapeña, Oscar Tusquets, Robert Venturi, Daniel Weil, Stefan Wewerka, Marco Zanuso.

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Design Now: Industry or Art?
by Volker Fischer, Volker Albus, Jochen Gros, Matteo Thun

Published by Prestel Munich, in 1989, this wonderful, richly illustrated and stylishly designed book covers the entire range of design in the late 1980’s and it’s predecessors. With sections dedicated to themes and subjects such as Exemplars; High Tech; Trans High Tech; Alchimia/Memphis; Post-Modernism; Minimalism; Archetypes; plus dense profile chapters on Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka and Holger Scheel; and essay sections from Matteo Thun (“Neo-Baroque Yardsticks”; “Micro-Architecture”; “Banal Design”), Volker Albus (“Rolex and Manhattan: Skyscraper Symbolism in Advertising”) and Jochen Gros (“Small but Sophisticated: Microelectronics and Design”). Featuring fantastic photo-documentation and archival imagery of some of the finest and most radical design-objects of the period, including work by Frank Gehry, Hans Hollien, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Norbert Berghof, Aldo Rossi, Zeus, Shiro Kuramata, Philippe Starck, Dakota Jackson, Stanley Tigerman, Marcus Brotsch, Jorg Hieronymous, Michael Matuschka, Stefan Ambrozus, Michele De Lucchi, Ettore Sottsass, Ron Arad, Gaetano Pesce, George J. Sowden, Peter Shire, Martine Bedin, Carla Ceccariglia, Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Ingo Maurer, Till Lesser, Gerard Kuijpers, Mario Botta, Jean-Marc da Costa, Piero Vendruscolo, Heide Warlamis, Robert A.M. Stern, Robert and Trix Hausmann, Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, Steven Holl, Danilo Silvestrin, Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka, Daniel Weil, Holger Scheel, Matteo Thun, SITE, and so many more, this generous publication is a must for any enthusiast of design from this period.

Edited by Volker Fischer, deputy director of the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt.

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