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Larkin, David 1936-

Works: 107 works in 289 publications in 3 languages and 24,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Legends  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Book designer
Classifications: GR549, 398.45
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Larkin
Faeries by Brian Froud( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and more than 200 drawings and paintings describe various kinds of elves and fairies found in myths, legends, and literature
Peanuts : a golden celebration : the art and the story of the world's best-loved comic strip by Charles M Schulz( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book honors the art of the author & lets readers relive the life & times of the most beloved - & the most widely syndicated - comic strip in history, from its infancy in 1950 right through glorious middle age. Watch as your favorite characters grow into their most popular incarnations - Charlie Brown as tenacious baseball manager; Lucy as psychiatrist; Snoopy as Flying Ace; Linus as acolyte of the Great Pumpkin. One hundred ninety-two pages of two-color strips & 64 pages of four-color Sunday strips (more than 1,000 strips in all) & photographs are rounded out by Schulz's own comments (offering rare insight into the mind behind the mayhem). Annotation. Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published? "To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place."--Charles Schulz
Shaker--life, work, and art by June Sprigg( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the Shaker's origins, beliefs, work, and daily life. Over 200 color photographs illustrate their architecture and furniture
Giants by David Larkin( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profusely illustrated text discusses the giants of mythology, folklore, and fiction
Frank Lloyd Wright : the masterworks by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-eight of Wright's architectural designs, ranging from his early work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s, show each building's evolution from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawings to finished masterwork
Frederick Law Olmsted : designing the American landscape by Charles E Beveridge( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of the influential landscape architect, and looks at his designs for public parks
American masterworks : the twentieth century house by Kenneth Frampton( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and French and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colour photographs are accompanied by a text that explores each of the 21 houses in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre and its broader relationship to the history of 20th-century American cultural movements
The space shuttle operator's manual by Kerry Mark Joëls( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castles by Alan Lee( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts legends, folk stories, and fairy tales dealing with castles from the traditions of England, Norway, Germany, and other countries
Treehouses : the art and craft of living out on a limb by Peter Nelson( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a brief history of treehouses, from Caligula through the Medici to Queen Victoria. It shows how to design and build a treehouse, from picking the right tree to shingling the roof. And it tells the stories of dozens of treehouses and the people who built them, from simple platforms nailed together by kids to arboreal palaces constructed and lived in by grown-ups
Angkor : the hidden glories by Michael Freeman( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American colonial : Puritan simplicity to Georgian grace by Wendell D Garrett( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracing some of the finest buildings and historic interiors of the American east coast, the entire range of Colonial design is covered, from the Puritan simplicity of the early days to the Georgian elegance of classic architecture and interiors
Adobe : building and living with earth by Orlando Romero( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The use of earth as a building material is as old as civilization. For the twentieth-century American, the process is most familiar in the sun-dried brick called adobe and the architectural style characteristic of the desert Southwest and the mission buildings of California." "Here, in more than two hundred pictures and a lucid, informed text, is the story of building and living with earth - from North and West Africa to the Iberian Peninsula, from the centuries-old Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe to the modern homes of the wealthy in the hills near Taos." "Essential to the story of adobe is the experience of construction itself, which is a communal act - families and friends engaged in the making of bricks and the raising of walls and rafters (called vigas), and the unique skill of applying the protective and beautifying plaster, a task often left to the talented women known as enjaradoras." "Adobe describes the wide variety of earthen architecture: the stark grandeur of the Taos pueblo; light-filled artists' studios; the typical hacienda with its living spaces surrounding a sunlit courtyard; and new houses designed to maintain a tradition yet providing abundant comfort and pleasure."--Jacket
Barn : the art of a working building by Elric Endersby( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of a working building. A step-by-step story of raising a barn as the epitome of "vernacular" architecture, use of materials
Mission : the history and architecture of the missions of North America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When art worked by Roger G Kennedy( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victorian America : classical Romanticism to gilded opulence by Wendell D Garrett( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Victorian age in America calls to mind classic images of heavily upholstered chairs, extensively carved woods, multicolored veneers, rococo and Gothic arches, and Moorish-influenced decor. It was a marvelously eclectic period noted for an undisciplined exuberance and unlimited riches made possible by the emerging Industrial Revolution
The treehouse book by Peter Nelson( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retreats for adults and children
Wooden ship : the art, history, and revival of wooden boatbuilding by Peter H Spectre( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the art of wooden shipbuilding from the canoe to the pleasure craft of modern times
Dulac by Edmund Dulac( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.07 for Giants / ... to 0.33 for Frederick ...)
Alternative Names
ラーキン, デヴィッド
English (102)
French (7)
Italian (5)