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Mayne, Thom

Works: 133 works in 229 publications in 5 languages and 2,996 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Designs and plans  Pictorial works  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Architect, Creator, Author of introduction, Set designer , Artist
Classifications: NA737.M72, 720.922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Thom Mayne
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Morphosis : connected isolation ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tangents and outtakes : Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L.A. now ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morphosis : 1998-2004 by Morphosis( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morphosis : buildings and projects, 1993-1997 by Thom Mayne( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never built Los Angeles by Sam Lubell( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 153 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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Pran : realizations by Peter C Pran( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 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 )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the past forty years Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, have been engaged with projects that exist in the hybrid space between architecture and urban planning. Against this backdrop, Thom Mayne's new book Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form (Stray Dog Café, 2011) surveys 12 urban projects that range in scale from a 16-acre proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks to a 52 thousand-acre redevelopment proposal for Post-Katrina New Orleans. This book and the proposals found within, posit an alternative to traditional end-state planning solutions, while attempting to not only illuminate but also explicate Mayne's own work and critical processes. Combinatory Urbanism represents a departure from previous Morphosis publications. Both a manifesto on urbanism and a comprehensive presentation of Morphosis urban design projects, many of which have never before been published; this book fills a void in the world of architectural and urban design publications
Thom Mayne, Sixth Street House ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 96 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 72 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
Morphosis : recent project = [Mōfoshisu saishin purojekuto by Morphosis Architects( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 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
Live + work : modern homes and offices : the southern California architecture of Shubin + Donaldson by Shubin + Donaldson Architects( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thom Mayne, Morphosis U.S. Federal Office Building, San Francisco, CA ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 47 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
TEDTalks Thom Mayne--architecture is a new way to connect to the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 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
Morphosis by Thom Mayne( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Kappe California modern master : forty years of modular evolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Kappe has been at the forefront of prefabricated, sustainable design in the 20th and early 21st centuries. This film explores Kappe's thinking behind his domestic work, beginning with a tour of the hillside house built for his family in 1967 in Pacific Palisades, and then traces the trajectory of his career leading to his two sustainable, prefabricated houses designed for LivingHomes in 2006-2007. Additionally, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, Steve Glenn, discusses Kappe's contribution in creating the first house in the U.S. with a LEED platinum rating. Finally, architect Thom Mayne places Kappe's architectural and educational achievements in context with his influences on Los Angeles architects
The New modernists nine American architects ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine American architects discuss the challenges of modern architectiure
Morphosis buildings & projects, 1999-2008 by Morphosis Architects( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume reflects the firm's avant-garde approach to design with computer-generated images in a hypertextual presentation that radically departs from conventional architectural monographs
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Alternative Names
Mayne, Thomas
Thom Mayne
English (107)
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