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Smithson, Peter 1923-2003

Overview
Works: 164 works in 456 publications in 6 languages and 6,181 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Architectural drawings  Drawings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Architect, Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: NA997.S57, 720.922
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Ordinariness and light; urban theories 1952-1960 and their application in a building project 1963-1970 by Alison Smithson( Book )

20 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The charged void--architecture by Alison Smithson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Charged Void: Architecture is the first book available on the enormous legacy of Alison and Peter Smithson; a companion volume, The Charged Void: Urbanism, is currently in the preparation. Assembled by the architects themselves and including more than 125 projects over more than 50 years, the volume is an unparalleled record of a career - and two lives - in architecture. Fifteen thematic sections highlight areas of inquiry; ordering, urban structuring, natural light, density. Archival photographs (many featuring the architects), drawings, and diagrams illustrate the designs. Much of the text is drawn from original project descriptions. It is in turn serious and humorous, introspective and inclusive. The Smithsons have also added contemporary commentary to provide a context for the work."--Jacket
The charged void--urbanism by Alison Smithson( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than a collection of work, this book represents a record of a careful and highly focused thought process concerned with the qualities of urban life - a collection of observations, decipherings, commentaries, and recommendations for understanding and improving the complex nature of the city."--Jacket
Alison and Peter Smithson : from the house of the future to a house of today by Alison Smithson( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 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
Changing the art of inhabitation by Alison Smithson( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in German and English and held by 161 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
Flying furniture : Unsere Architektur rollt, schwimmt, fliegt = our architecture rolls, swims, flies by Peter Smithson( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison + Peter Smithson by Marco Vidotto( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free University, Berlin : Candilis, Josic, Woods, Schiedhelm by Gabriel Feld( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land and conservation by Anne Harris( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison & Peter Smithson : a critical anthology by Max Risselada( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alison (1928-1993) and Peter Smithson (1923-2003), two of the most influential and controversial architects of the latter half of the twentieth century, strove to adapt the progressive ideas of the pre-war modern movement to the specific human needs of the period of post-war reconstruction. 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 uncompromising modernity of their Hunstanton Secondary Modern School (1949-1954) heralded the Smithsons' role as the leading exponents of the New Brutalism and the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. In this book Risselada has collected together the most important published essays about the career of this partnership of British architects, from early contributions by Rayner Banham, Philip Johnson, Kenneth Frampton, and Peter Cook, to more recent texts by Peter Eisenmann, Christine Boyer, Beatriz Colomina, and Luisa Hutton
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)
Climate register : four works by Alison & Peter Smithson by Lorenzo Wong( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate Register" analyzes four Smithson projects in terms of their intention in dealing with the influence of climate and the effect this has had on design and realization. "Imprint of India" lends a narrative style to communicate an architectural preoccupation between climate and buildings
The space between by Alison Smithson( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book 'The Space Between' is the third part of the intended collected works of Alison and Peter Smithson and complementary to the volumes 'The Charged Void: Architecture' and 'The Charged Void: Urbanism'. While the Charged Void books deal with the built and unbuilt projects realised over the years provided with short comments, The Space between is a text book architects richly illustrated, mostly with drawings and photographs by the Smithsons themselves. It can be considered as a summary of their thinking as architects since the beginning of their career, mainly trying to grasp the identity of places by observations of daily life, developing what they liked to call 'a sensibility of place'
Robin Hood Gardens re-visions( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 84 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
Man's environment by Anne M Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The charged void--architecture
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The charged void--urbanismChanging the art of inhabitationFlying furniture : Unsere Architektur rollt, schwimmt, fliegt = our architecture rolls, swims, fliesAlison + Peter SmithsonFree University, Berlin : Candilis, Josic, Woods, SchiedhelmAlison & Peter Smithson : a critical anthologyItalienische Gedanken, weitergedachtClimate register : four works by Alison & Peter SmithsonRobin Hood Gardens re-visions
Alternative Names
Peter Denham Smithson

Peter Smithson

Peter Smithson architekt

Peter Smithson architetto britannico

Peter Smithson arquitecto británico

Peter Smithson britischer Architekt

Peter Smithson British architect

Peter Smithson Brits architect (1923-2003)

Smithson, Alison

Smithson, Alison Margaret

Smithson, Peter

Smithson, Peter, 1923-

Smithson Peter Denham 1923-2003

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