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Wiseman, Carter

Works: 13 works in 70 publications in 3 languages and 4,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA737.P365, 720.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carter Wiseman
I.M. Pei : a profile in American architecture by Carter Wiseman( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1990, I.M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture was published as the first full-length study of the life and work of this extraordinary artist. The revised edition includes a chapter on Pei's work since 1990, when he established a new relationship with his firm that enabled him to pursue more small scale, personal commissions. Illustrated from the rich archives of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the book charts Pei's progress from his birth in China in 1917 through every milestone in his career to his preeminent position today. The author, noted architecture critic Carter Wiseman, has supplemented extensive and meticulous research with many hours of conversation with Pei, his family, his associates, and his clients. Wiseman focuses his text on the buildings of special relevance to Pei's career, and, whether discussing the Kennedy Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, or the Louvre, he carefully considers the project's architectural, sociological, and personal dimensions. One sees how Pei's artistic vision has emerged, how he has deftly met the demands of each new situation and client, and how his charismatic personality has affected events." "Scores of color photographs present Pei's buildings in all their splendid variety - from the urban grandeur of the Dallas City Hall to the daring innovation of the Bank of China skyscraper. Dozens of revealing drawings, plans, and models as well as personal and documentary photographs make this volume the only comprehensive visual record of Pei's work."--Jacket
Shaping a nation : twentieth-century American architecture and its makers by Carter Wiseman( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated survey of twentieth-century American architecture, discussing major architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and I.M. Pei; examining some of the significant trends and movements; and looking at landmark buildings
Louis I. Kahn : beyond time and style : a life in architecture by Carter Wiseman( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Now ranked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn restored a reverence for history to modern arthitecture, while combining both into his own contemporary idiom." "This biographical study of the architect who fundamentally redefined twentieth-century architecture draws on more than one hundred interviews with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and family members and is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs documenting the uniquely American rise of a poor immigrant to the pinnacle of the architectural world."--BOOK JACKET
Twentieth-century American architecture : the buildings and their makers by Carter Wiseman( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A place for the arts : the MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of I.M. Pei : with an illustrated catalogue of the buildings and projects by Carter Wiseman( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing Architecture a Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment by Carter Wiseman( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Architects expect to design buildings. But persuading clients to carry those designs into tangible form almost always involves writing as well as designing. Yet architects, and those who write about architecture, are often more comfortable with images than words. Presenting their visions in an articulate, accessible, and convincing written form can be difficult, and professionally hazardous. In Writing Architecture, Carter Wiseman provides an invaluable text for students and practitioners on how to convey the importance of architecture to those who commission it, build it, and benefit from it. Drawing on a wide range of sources and citing examples from such authors as Frank Lloyd Wright, Ada Louise Huxtable, Vincent Scully, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today's leading designers, Wiseman analyzes basic principles of compositional structure to illustrate the most effective forms of architectural writing. Free of professional and theoretical jargon, Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Wiseman's thirty years of experience in writing, editing, and teaching young architects how to write. It integrates historical references with current practice to help students and practitioners reach their professional goals"--
I. M. Pei, architecte by Philip Jodidio( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I.M. Pei : complete works by Philip Jodidio( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When I.M. Pei - one of the world's most celebrated architects and a master of light, space, and geometry - was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury said he had "given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms." I.M. Pei: Complete Works attests to this statement by showcasing Pei's transcendent, sculptural forms from more than 50 years of work, using his best known and widely admired Louvre project as a focal point." "Often working with a palette of stone, concrete, glass, and steel, Pei has taken his vision of modern architecture across the globe with commissions in locations as diverse as Qatar, China, Luxembourg, Japan, and Germany. Meanwhile, major projects such as the JFK Library in Boston and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. have made him a household name in the United States. This volume honors Pei's tremendous influence by exclusively discussing the projects that he - rather than any of his partners - had direct, personal interest in. Insightful texts by renowned writers Philip Jodidio, Janet Adams Strong, and Carter Wiseman insure that this first-ever monographic study of the master architect will be an invaluable source for years to come."--Jacket
Adam Van Doren : a Yale sketchbook ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile in American architecture by I. M Pei( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brave new Times Square by Carter Wiseman( )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Twentieth-century American architecture the buildings and their makers by Carter Wiseman( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this book, [the author] has written an account of the landmark buildings that shaped the American century and the architects who gave them form. He brings to life the personalities of the era - Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Miles van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, and many others - and the major movements of a tumultuous century. The rise of modernism, the growth of historic preservation, the financial aspects of building, and the struggle in design between individualism and community are just some of the issues that [he] addresses.-Back cover
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English (65)
French (2)
German (1)