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Wiseman, Carter

Works: 13 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 4,283 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: NA737.P365, 720.92
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Most widely held works by Carter Wiseman
I.M. Pei : a profile in American architecture by Carter Wiseman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 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."--BOOK 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 1,166 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 561 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 397 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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of I.M. Pei : with an illustrated catalogue of the buildings and projects by Carter Wiseman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing Architecture A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment by Carter Wiseman ( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as ""archispeak."" Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman's 30 years of personal experience in writing, editing, and teaching in young architects how to write. This book creatively tackles a problematic issue that Wiseman considers to be a crucial characteristic of successful architecture writing: clarity of thinking and expression. He argues that because we live our lives within the built environment, architecture is the most co
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
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
Brave new Times Square by Carter Wiseman ( )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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