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Mayne, Thom

Works: 148 works in 275 publications in 5 languages and 3,613 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Designs and plans  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Case studies  Biographical films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Architect, Editor, Author of introduction, Artist, Creator, Contributor, Set designer
Classifications: NA737.M72, 720.922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thom Mayne
Morphosis : connected isolation( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangents and outtakes : Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis : 1998-2004 by Morphosis( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis : buildings and projects, 1993-1997 by Thom Mayne( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. now( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never built Los Angeles by Greg Goldin( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never Built Los Angeles explores the "what if" Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew's groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner's Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel's 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes--promoting a denser, more vibrant city--are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. Never Built Los Angeles will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world's great cities
Morphosis/Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, California by Morphosis Architects( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sukkah City( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with? And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City. Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures, and an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience
Ray Kappe : California modern master-- forty years of modular evolution by Muffie Dunn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Kappe has long been a cult figure in the architectural scene in and around Los Angeles. In 1972, he founded the influential, avant garde Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), where many of the younger-generation architects have studied or taught. In addition, his smoothly rectilinear wood-and-glass houses based on modular principles, modern technology, and a sensitive response to the regional climate, continue to explore the principles of Los Angeles Modernism as originally put forth by the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others in the early part of the 20th century. Significantly, the architect, born in 1927, is at the forefront of prefabricated, sustainable design today.The film explores Kappe's thinking behind his domestic work, beginning with a tour of the iconic hillside house he built for his family in 1967 in Pacific Palisades, and traces the trajectory of his career that led to his two heralded, sustainable, prefabricated houses designed for LivingHomes in 2006-2007. In addition, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, Steve Glenn, discusses Kappe's contribution to the creation of the first house in the U. S. with a LEED® platinum rating. Also appearing in the film is architect Thom Mayne, who taught at SCI-ARC in the Kappe years and who places the pioneer's architectural and educational achievements in context of his influence on L.A. architects. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Muffie Dunn
Peter Pran : realizations by Peter C Pran( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Pran is one of the foremost advocates of the school of Modernity, an era that has been characterized by a world of constantly increasing complexity and an implicit human will to understand this world rationally. In Pran's work one can see the attraction to modern reason and technology, yet one can also recognize the expression of an artistic movement that embraces a poetic quality." "This beautifully presented publication stands as a testament not only to the influence of Modernity, but the work of an internationally acclaimed architect whose designs build on a fragmentary aesthetic of floating, planar elements that seem to deny gravity and blur distinctions between inside and outside space. Pran's use of curved surfaces in closejuxtaposition to orthogonal lines creates considerable tension within and between spaces." "In Pran's works, which are characterized by sweeping lines and movement, curvature acts horizontally as well as vertically, and spatial dynamism becomes comprehensive, without contradicting the fundamental dichotomy of up and down." "Examples of his extraordinary ability to design spaces that are not only rational but also experiment with more complex forms are the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the New York Police Academy, and most recently, the Telenor Headquarters scheme in Norway, and the Sail@Marina Bay in Singapore. The Telenor building alone is proof of Pran's ability to choreograph a multinational design team through a complex process of experimentation, discovery, and execution."--Jacket
Combinatory urbanism : the complex behavior of collective form by Thom Mayne( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is nothing short of a tour de force and should be required reading for landscape urbanists and landscape architects. Students and general audiences of design and planning will find it difficult to go back into their disciplinary silos." -Alan Berger, MIT "Combinatory Urbanism delves into armatures and manouvers which is what an urban mechanism-a city-is made up of. Looking at structure, not style, Mayne actually inhabits style-if we redefine the word to suggest invention engaging with logic. In so doing, he creates new categories of 'place'." -Peter Cook "Mayne has produced a powerful view of how an architect can re-envision the city. Combinatory Urbanism is not just an architect's summary of his latest or greatest projects, but a true challenge to all of us in the design community-to think differently, challenge the norms, and seek new ground in the form of open collaborations for re-envisioning the city." -Philip Enquist, SOM
Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thom Mayne, the founder and principal of the Los Angeles-based firm Morphosis, is one of the most influential architects of his generation practicing today. After completing several residential projects and renovations in the late 1970s Morphosis first gained widespread recognition in the architecture world in the early 1980s with the design of high-profile restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The firm's non-Cartesian forms, beautifully executed sculptural models, and complex computer-generated drawings helped to usher in a new era of architectural experimentation and have made Mayne a highly sought-after teacher and lecturer." "This book publishes for the first time all of Morphosis's completed work showcasing 35 buildings and installations in bold documentary-style color photographs with selected plans and drawings. The work ranges from the firm's early residential and restaurant projects in Los Angeles to its most recent work beyond California and the United States in Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Austria."--Jacket
Thom Mayne, Sixth Street House by George Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Thom Mayne--architecture is a new way to connect to the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thom Mayne has never been a shy architect. His designs mix technological bravura with the kind of urban grit that you associate with [LA]'s sprawling freeways and giant billboards. Yet underneath the tough veneer lies a strong current of social optimism. So says The New York Times of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. Founder of the influential studio Morphosis and co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Mayne marries conceptual ideas with form, challenging the way we perceive structure, building, and the environment. Mayne and Morphosis have redefined how buildings work both within themselves and within their surroundings. In this exciting TEDTalk, Mayne gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the buildings he's created, proving that he's never been one to take the easy option
L.A. [Ten] : interviews on Los Angeles architecture, 1970s-1990s by Stephen John Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a casual, witty, and approachable retrospective on the characters, environment, and cultural history of L.A. architecture as remembered through a series of oral history interviews with the architects conducted by Stephen Phillips alongside Wim de Wit, Christopher Alexander, and the students of the Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Live + work : modern homes and offices : the southern California architecture of Shubin + Donaldson by Shubin + Donaldson Architects( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphosis : recent project = [Mōfoshisu saishin purojekuto by Morphosis Architects( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projects include the Giant Group Campus in Shanghai, The Phare Tower at La Défense in Paris, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, the Kuala Lumpur Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the new U.S. Embassy in London, the Emerson College at the Los Angeles Center, the New Orleans National Jazz, the Taipei Pop Music Center, the Seoul Performing Arts Center, the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh. Also includes an interview with Thom Mayne from Morphosis. -- Book Description
Thom Mayne, Morphosis : U.S. Federal Office Building, San Francisco, CA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pritzker-prize winning architect Thom Mayne has been identified with muscular, bold, steel-and-glass design since founding his firm, Morphosis, in 1971. With the Federal Office Building in San Francisco, Mayne proves that innovative and sustainable architecture can be introduced successfully into a building type once considered predictable and boring. In this tour of the dramatic high-rise building, Mayne takes us through the many awe-inspiring spaces, including the main lobby, upper-level offices, and an elevated outdoor bridge. During this compelling visit, the architect's engaging remarks about various green features also provides added insight into the building's inner workings"--Container
Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 American architects( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine American architects discuss the challenges of modern architectiure
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English (122)

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Morphosis : 1998-2004Morphosis : buildings and projects, 1993-1997L.A. nowMorphosis/Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, CaliforniaPeter Pran : realizationsMorphosisLive + work : modern homes and offices : the southern California architecture of Shubin + DonaldsonMorphosis : recent project = [Mōfoshisu saishin purojekutoMorphosis