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Smithson, Alison 1928-1993

Overview
Works: 228 works in 562 publications in 8 languages and 7,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Architectural drawings  Fiction  Drawings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Architect, Artist, Other
Classifications: NA997.S57, 720.922
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Most widely held works about Alison Smithson
 
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Most widely held works by Alison Smithson
Team 10 primer by Alison Smithson( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and German and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Articles, essays, and diagrams which Team 10 [a group of architects] regard as being central to their individual positions."
Ordinariness and light; urban theories 1952-1960 and their application in a building project 1963-1970 by Alison Smithson( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without rhetoric; an architectural aesthetic, 1955-1972 by Alison Smithson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban structuring: studies of Alison & Peter Smithson by Alison Smithson( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic period of modern architecture by Alison Smithson( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Team 10 meetings : 1953-1984 by Alison Smithson( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison and Peter Smithson : from the house of the future to a house of today by Alison Smithson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Striving to adapt the progressive ideas of the pre-war Modern Movement to the specific human needs of post-war reconstruction, Alison and Peter Smithson were among the most influential and controversial architects of the latter half of the twentieth century. As younger members of CIAM and as founding members of Team 10, they were at the heart of the debate on the future course of modern architecture, and by their polemics and designs laid the foundations for the New Brutalism and the 1960's Pop Art Movement. Alison and Peter Smithsons' reputation for controversy rather overshadowed the work at the heart of their architectural philosophy and practice: their designs for houses and their preoccupation with 'dwelling'. Although great admirers of Le Corbusier, they rejected his idea of the dwelling as a 'machine for living'. To the Smithsons, a house was a particular place, which should be suited to its location and able to meet the ordinary requirements of life and to accommodate its inhabitants' individual patterns of use. This book examines the evolution of their approach to the everyday 'art of inhabitation'. It does so by extensively documenting most of their designs for individual dwellings, especially their optimistic House of the Future of 1956 and the series of renovations of and additions to the fairy tale-like 'Hexenhaus' in Germany from the late 1980s onward. Included are essays by Beatriz Colomina, Dirk van den Heuvel and Max Risselada, plus a selections of texts by Alison and Peter Smithson"--Bookjacket
AS in DS : an eye on the road by Alison Smithson( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a diary of car-movement recording the evolving sensibility of a passenger in a car to the post-industrial landscape."--Page 1
Alison & Peter Smithson : a critical anthology by Mark Crinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Striving to adapt the progressive ideas of the pre-war modern movement to the specific human needs of post-war reconstruction, Alison (1928-1993) and Peter Smithson (1923- 2003) were among the most influential and controversial architects of the 20th-century. As younger members of CIAM (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne), and as founding members of Team 10, they were at the heart of the debate on the future course of Modern Architecture
The Euston Arch and the growth of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway by Alison Smithson( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italienische Gedanken, weitergedacht by Alison Smithson( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schwerpunkt unserer Aufmerksamkeit<<, heißt es bei Alison und Peter Smithson,>>hat sich verlagert: von Gebäuden als Objekten auf die Auswirkungen der Gebäude zur räumlichen Ausformulierung des Territoriums. So wie der Wohnungsbau die wichtigste Aufgabe der Architekten der Klassischen Moderne war, sollte die räumliche Ausformulierung des Territoriums die wichtigste Aufgabe unserer Zeit sein. <<Im Sinne dieser Forderung entwickelt>>Italienische Gedanken - weitergedacht<<die in dem 1996 erschienenen ersten Band untersuchte Beziehung zwischen Gebäuden und ihrer Umgebung, zwischen Architektur und natürlicher und gebauter Welt produktiv weiter: im Zeichen eines architektonischen Entwerfens, das Klarheit und Komplexität, Anschaulichkeit und Einfachheit in einen neuen Zusammenhang bringt. (Quelle: Buchhandel.de)
Italienische Gedanken : Beobachtungen und Reflexionen zur Architektur by Alison Smithson( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in German and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood Gardens re-visions( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Hood Gardens in Tower Hamlets, East London, was designed by Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. In 2008, this large social housing scheme was threatened with demolition and became a controversial conservation case. The government refused to give it protection as a historic building despite widespread public support for its retention. This book uncovers the history of the project, arguing for its historical and architectural significance and for its future role in local housing provision. It includes support from architects Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid, with previously unpublished text and pictures by Alison and Peter Smithson and photographs by Sandra Lousada and Ioana Marinescu. With contributions by: Catherine Croft, Alan Powers, Dirk van den Heuvel, Ken Baker, Simon Smithson, Amanda Baillieu, Zaha Hadid, Sir Stuart Lipton, Peter St John, Neil Jackson, Deborah Saunt, Richard Rogers, Ann Power, Dan Cruickshank." -- Provided by publisher
Climate register : four works by Alison & Peter Smithson by Lorenzo Wong( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emergence of Team 10 out of C.I.A.M. : documents( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison + Peter Smithson( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shift by Alison Smithson( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italienische Gedanken : Beobachtungen und Reflexionen zur Architektur by Alison Smithson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Smithson zwischen 1976 und 1990 in Siena und Urbino am International Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Design in Urbino gehaltene und von Alison Smithson für dieses Buch redigierte Vorlesungen erörtern und kommentieren in der Tradition von Francesco di Giorgio und vor allem Le Corbusier architektonische Themen der Moderne, die in den Projekten und realisierten Bauten der Smithsons weiterentwicklet und umgesetzt sind - mit neuen Ideen zu Haus, Wohnung und Stadt
Changing the art of inhabitation by Alison Smithson( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1930's by Alison Smithson( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alison & Peter Smithson : a critical anthology
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Alison & Peter Smithson : a critical anthologyItalienische Gedanken, weitergedachtRobin Hood Gardens re-visionsClimate register : four works by Alison & Peter SmithsonChanging the art of inhabitationThe charged void--architectureThe charged void--urbanism
Alternative Names
Alison Margaret Smithson

Alison Margaret Smithson architecte

Alison Smithson

Alison Smithson architekt

Alison Smithson architetto britannico

Alison Smithson arquitecta británica

Alison Smithson britische Architektin

Alison Smithson Brits architecte (1928-1993)

Gill, Alison Margaret

Gill Alison Margaret 1928-1993

Smithson, Alison

Smithson, Alison, 1928-1993

SMITHSON, ALISON M. 1928-1993

Smithson, Alison Margaret

Smithson, Alison Margaret, 1928-

Smithson Alison Margaret 1928-1993

Smithson, Alison Margaret Gill

Smithson, Alison Margareth Gill 1928-1993

スミッソン, A

スミッソン, Alison Peter

スミッソン, アリソン

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