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Steele, James 1943-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 499 publications in 6 languages and 12,772 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Biography  Designs and plans 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: NA7105, 720.92
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Most widely held works by James Steele
The Greenwood encyclopedia of homes through world history by James Steele ( )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house, throughout history, in every place in the world, has been built to provide shelter from the elements. The dwellings that have resulted are as different as the people that have built them, the social norms that prevailed at the time and place in which they were built and the natural environment that they adapted to. Studying them now in a comprehensive way allows us to understand the social, political, economic and religious conditions that existed for their inhabitants. They are a three-dimensional record of culture. Twenty-four pages of color images, along with black and white imag
Architecture today by James Steele ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is an attempt to make sense of the pluralistic nature of contemporary architecture, by offering an incisive yet accessible critique of the world's most prominent architectural movements and trends. Free of the jargon that all too frequently characterizes some of the contemporary writing on architecture, Architecture Today briefly examines the background to the architecture of the latter half of the century, and explores contemporary styles and movements theme by theme. The work of architects from all over the world is analysed, and their most original, influential and challenging works are illustrated, indicating the radical changes that have occurred in architecture in the last forty years." "Architecture Today's accessible tone will make this book essential reading for all those who are interested in architecture, in the visual arts and in contemporary culture."--BOOK JACKET
Los Angeles architecture : the contemporary condition by James Steele ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of architecture worldwide since the 1960s
Ecological architecture : a critical history by James Steele ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The ecological approach to building is the great untold story in the architectural history of the past century. Although not by any means anti-modern, many of the key tenets of the ecological philosophy - sustainability, energy efficiency, harmonious relationship with the environment, a focus on suitability of building types for specific conditions - always stood in apparent contrast to the sweep of science-led 'progress' that characterized much of the Modern Movement. Today, however, in a world increasingly awake to environmental damage, the visionaries of the past are vindicated to the point where yesterday's eccentricities are today's legal requirements, and every architect has an obligation to the environment as well as to his or her client." "After an introduction to the terminology of ecological architecture - including terms such as 'green' and 'sustainable' - the book is organized into three parts. Part I identifies the recurring themes in ecological architecture. Part II features twenty-five case studies each focusing on a specific architect, movement or topic. Some of the names are familiar in this context - Rasem Badran, Kenneth Yeang, Hassan Fathy - but there are also plenty of surprises - Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller, Rudolf Schindler. The third part of the book looks to the future and to where ecological architecture might go next as it struggles to deal with global urbanization." "A decisive step in the rewriting of the history of modern architecture, this book is essential reading for practitioners and students of architecture. As an urgent wake-up call concerning the state of our built environment, it will be of interest to everyone who cares about the future of our planet."--Jacket
Eames House : Charles and Ray Eames by James Steele ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series of technically informative monographs embracing a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings. This work deals with Eames House in California and includes a comprehensive set of technical drawings and working details
Hellenistic architecture in Asia Minor by James Steele ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of Rasem Badran : narratives on people and place by James Steele ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The architecture of Rasem Badran is human-scaled - one that responds to its environment and meets the social and cultural requirements of the people who use it. For the first time, this book provides an overview of the work of one who could be seen as the natural successor to the seminal Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy." "This book brings together the architect's own dramatic collection of drawings, plans and photographs, many seen here for the first time. A comprehensive chronology of Badran's work completes this survey of one of the most influential and revolutionary architects of our time."--BOOK JACKET
Queen Mary by James Steele ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tells the story of the Queen Mary, once the world's largest and fastest ocean liner. Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and much unpublished archive material, it provides a unique record of a much-loved vessel
An architecture for people : the complete works of Hassan Fathy by James Steele ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an account of Hassan Fathy, one of the most influential Third World architects of the 20th century. The ideas he formulated before his death in 1989 have become key elements in the global architectural agenda, with his influence being particularly profound in the developing world. Fathy's buildings are found all over the world, from Egypt to India to New Mexico. The author was able to conduct extensive interviews with Fathy himself before he died, as well as with clients, family, disciples and friends. The author's research in Cairo and Greece (where Fathy worked from 1957-1962) uncovered many previously undocumented projects and he has drawn on the architect's personal notebooks and journals. Fathy's entire career is chronologically surveyed from his graduation in 1926 to the most productive period of his life - the two decades after his return to Egypt in 1962
Salk Institute : Louis I Kahn by James Steele ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Koenig by James Steele ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koenig designed some of Los Angeles' most admired houses and was a pioneer of what came to be described as the 'Case Study House Program'. This is the first comprehensive survey of his entire career and includes photographs, sketches and drawings
Museum builders by James Steele ( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theatre builders by James Steele ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aesthetic considerations and technical requirements clash when a designer is compelled to produce the best theatrical design. The way this conflict is overcome is the subject of this book that looks at examples of good practice throughout the world
Rudolf Michael Schindler by James Steele ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vue d'ensemble abondamment illustrée des réalisations de l'architecte américain Schindler, considéré comme un représentant marquant de l'école californienne. Ses constructions, la plupart des maisons individuelles, sont devenues des modèles de l'architecture moderne. Essai introductif (49 p.) sur son oeuvre
Charles Rennie Mackintosh : synthesis in form by James Steele ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barnsdall House : Frank Lloyd Wright by James Steele ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series of technically informative monographs embracing a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings. This work deals with Barnsdall (Hollyhock) House, and includes the architect's drawing record and a comprehensive set of newly drawn details
Sustainable architecture : principles, paradigms, and case studies by James Steele ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author uses case studies from Los Angeles to Bangladesh to show builders and planners how to work with limited energy resources, take advantage of the wisdom of traditional local building techniques, make informed decisions about environmentally safe building materials, analyze energy consumption of traditional vs. modern construction, shape current urban planning policy, make the best use of technological advances in energy conservation, and teach a new generation of students a new way of building. The answer, says the author, is not to give up technological advances, but to use the best of them, to combine them with the best traditional methods, and to test every building, every community plan, by "green" principles
Hassan Fathy by James Steele ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schnabel House : Frank Gehry by James Steele ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
California Aerospace Museum : Frank Gehry by James Steele ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Characterized by their collage-like complexity, their shifts in geometry and frequent use of utilitarian materials, Frank Gehry's buildings blur the fine line that separates art and architecture. The California Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles exemplifies Gehry's irreverent style
 
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James Steele
Steele, James
Steele, James McLeod
Steele, James McLeod, 1943-
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