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Serraino, Pierluigi 1965-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 149 publications in 8 languages and 2,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA737.S28, 720.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pierluigi Serraino
Eero Saarinen, 1910-1961 : a structural expressionist by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

48 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculptural structures Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was one of the 20th century’s great visionaries, both in the fields of furniture design (he created the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables, for example) and in architecture. Among his greatest accomplishments are monuments that shaped architecture in postwar America and became icons in themselves: Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, the very sculptural and fluid TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, and the 630-foot high "Gateway to the West," the Arch of St. Louis. Marrying curves and dynamic forms with a Modernist aesthetic, he brought a whole new dimension to architecture
Modernism rediscovered = Die wiederentdeckte Moderne = La redécouverte d'un modernisme by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The buildings burned in our memories, which to us represent the spirit of fifties and sixties architectural design, were those whose pictures were widely published in magazines and books; but what about those that got lost in the process, hardly or never appearing in publication". The exchange of visual information is crucial to the development, evolution, and promotion of architectural movements. If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by Julius Shulman suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. With this book, TASCHEN brings them to light, paying homage to California Modernism in all its forms. The abandoned files of Julius Shulman show us another side of Modernism that has stayed quiet for so many years. Bringing together nearly 250 forgotten masterpieces, Modernism Rediscovered pays tribute to these lesser known yet outstanding contributions to the modern architectural movement. It's like sneaking into a private history, into homes that have rarely been seen and hardly appreciated as of yet"--Publisher's description
NorCalMod : icons of northern California modernism by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NorCalMod is a journey of rediscovery of the proud tradition of Modernist architecture in Northern California. Numerous significant Modern buildings remain hidden in plain view in Northern California, often obscured in the public consciousness by the perception that Modernism never made it north of the San Fernando Valley. The story of these buildings is told here for the first time, in all its richness and complexity." "But NorCalMod is far more than simply an untold history of architectural Modernism in the Bay Area and its environs. It details both sides of a heated debate that raged around the very idea of Modern buildings in a region that already had an identifiable and preexisting stylistic tradition. This debate drew in some of the greats of twentieth-century architecture and criticism: Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis Mumford, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and many more. The way the debate tipped in the end-privileging the "Bay Region Style" over a struggling young Modernism-goes a great way toward explaining why the hundreds of important Modernist projects around the Bay Area and Northern California, many still standing, remain virtually unknown." "Hundreds of amazing period photographs reconstruct the legacy of the Modern movement in the northern half of the state, while Pierluigi Serraino's text elucidates the complex issues that have framed the narrative (or lack of it) on this subject for the past sixty years, making this a landmark addition to the literature both of Modernism and of California architecture. Book jacket."--Jacket
The creative architect : inside the great midcentury personality study by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saarinen's quest : a memoir by Richard Knight( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining Eero Saarinen's office as a designer and growing into the role of in-house photographer, Richard Knight captured hundreds of images of the behind-the-scenes process there. This unique personal account of the process, culture, and history of Saarinen's office is prefaced by a foreword by Cesar Pelli, and a contextual essay by Pierluigi Serraino, highlighting the critical role of large-scale model building practiced in Saarinen's office. A traveling retrospective of Saarinen's work will culminate at Yale in 2010
History of form *Z by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Form*Z is an argument against drafting." This is how Christos I. Yessios describes the conceptual framework of his famous 3D modeller. Drawn to the United States by the American dream, Yessios (Edessa, Greece, 1938), a professor at Ohio State University, is a key figure in the reassessment of design assumptions on space making. Tapping into the shared cognitive framework on which design had produced its most recognizable forms, Form*Z was conceived by an architect for his fellow colleagues. Following the canonical paradigm of form making, an array of pre-defined platonic shapes provides designers with the starting point for a series of controlled transformations to generate geometries whose limits are set by the individual imagination. At the same time, it furnishes a comfortable setting filled with just enough gear to accomplish the most customary tasks with a relatively low risk of getting overwhelmed by the layers of complexity of highly advanced modeling software in recent years. Form*Z has become a blockbuster for the exploration of the third dimension. Eleven years after its official introduction in the arena of the 3D offerings, the intricate wireframes once confined to the digital universe have started slowly, but steadily to become physical realities in the built environment."--Jacket
Julius Shulman, Modernism rediscovered = Die wiederentdeckte Moderne = La redécouverte d'un modernisme by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by the author suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. This book brings them to light, paying homage to California Modernism in all its forms
Inside out : new modern West Coast architecture by Robert Swatt( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swatt Miers Architects presents their most recent, internationally acclaimed the award-winning West Coast projects as a synthesis of architecture and site
Wandering the garden of technology and passion : John Marx, architect by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text traces the professional path of a design architect transformed by his digital tools into a global player even as he holds fast to the intimate qualities of his boutique practice. Without digressing into technical jargon or cold diagrams, it is a must-have for anyone seeking warmth and humanity in the digital realm
Donald Olsen : architect of habitable abstractions by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purist houses of Donald Olsen stand out as remarkably durable achievements among the post-war architectural heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the curriculum that Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer brought from Germany's Bauhaus to Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Olsen's designs were deeply rooted in the Modern Movement in 20th century Europe, and the architect remained committed to this aesthetic all his life. Olsen's allegiance to these ideals drove his personal and professional itinerary, and sustained him as both an architect and an educator at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Richly illustrated with drawings, plans, and photographs, this book fully documents these little known examples of high modernism in Northern California
Coast Modern by Mike Bernard( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traveling along the west coast of North America from LA to Vancouver, Coast Modern showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Step inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast and feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work together with the natural environment ... This relaxed journey takes us across three generations of Modernist architecture, each finding beauty in their own times, and taking us back to the basics of true living - a sense of place, light, and deep connection to the earth"--DVD container
Julius Shulman : modernism rediscovered = Die wiederentdeckte Moderne = La redécouverte d'un modernisme by Julius Shulman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van werk van de Amerikaanse architectuurfotograaf (1910-2009) en van de architectuur in Californië uit de periode 1936-1986 die tot het modernisme gerekend wordt
The Cathedral of Christ the Light : the making of a 21st century cathedral : Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (studio di architettura)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completed in 2008, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings of recent times. Its design, by Craig W. Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), combines the early Christian symbol of the fish with an innovative structure made of glass, wood and concrete. A glazed, bivalve exterior envelops the building, while a layer of fritted glass diffuses light and heat. Inside, the vaulted wooden ceiling soars 130 feet upwards, where an oculus opens out to the sky. The unique Omega window behind the altar was created with the help of new technology developed specifically for the cathedral: an image of the Romanesque relief of Christ from the tympanum of Chartres Cathedral was digitized and rendered as laser-perforated holes in an aluminum panel, creating a 60-foot pixilated image. With 150 color reproductions, this volume examines Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's masterpiece
Eero Saarinen : 1910-1961 by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solid states : concrete in architecture and structural engineering( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts of presentations and round table discussions at the conference Solid States: Changing Time for Concrete, held at Columbia University, New York in Oct. 2008. The conference was organized by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, chaired by Michael Bell, and presented in conjunction with the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Julius Shulman : modernism rediscovered = la otra cara del movimiento moderno = la riscoperta del modernismo = modernismo redescoberto by Pierluigi Serraino( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The buildings burned in our memories, which to us represent the spirit of 50s and 60s architectural design, were those whose pictures were widely published in magazines and books; but what about those that got lost in the process, hardly or never appearing in publication? The exchange of visual information is crucial to the development, evolution, and promotion of architectural movements. If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by Julius Shulman suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. With this book, TASCHEN brings them to light, paying homage to California Modernism in all its forms. The abandoned files of Julius Shulman show us another side of Modernism that has stayed quiet for so many years. Bringing together nearly 300 forgotten masterpieces, Modernism Rediscovered pays tribute to these lesser known yet outstanding contributions to the modern architectural movement. Its like sneaking into a private history, into homes that have rarely been seen and hardly appreciated as of yet
[A]rchitecture + [P]hotography + [A]rchive the APA factor in the construction of historiography by Pierluigi Serraino( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California houses of Gordon Drake by Douglas Baylis( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his prolific, but tragically brief career, Gordon Drake significantly influenced and inspired the direction of post-World War II residential architecture. Working almost exclusively from the West coast, he created a new architecture embraced by post-war middle class America without abandoning any of the rigor of Modernism. Drake, who was barely 34 years old in 1952 when he was killed in a skiing accident in the Sierras, achieved a body of work enviable to much older colleagues both in quality and quantity, and with such apparent spontaneity to have virtually no rivals in the field of modern architecture. This reissue of the 1956 California Houses of Gordon Drake by Douglas Baylis and Joan Parry is richly illustrated with photographs by Julius Shulman and Morley Baer along with Drake's own beautiful drawings. A preface by Glen Murcutt and a new introduction by the esteemed architect Pierluigi Serraino argue that Gordon Drake's work continues to be of great value for designers today. Drake, well ahead of his time, understood the structural relationship between architectural design, construction methods, and the environmental impact of building. Drake anticipated sixty years ago the environmental threats we are facing in our time. His sensitive attitude regarding the rhythms of nature and the necessity of making human values and concerns the central concern for good design make his work profoundly relevant even today today
Modernism rediscovered : la otra cara del movimiento moderno = la otra cara del movimiento moderno = la riscoperta del modernismo = modernismo redescoberto by Julius Shulman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ the Light : The Making of a 21st Century Cathedral( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two overlapping circles, known as a mandorla, form the basis of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, which was completed in 2008. The design, by Craig W. Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), combines the early Christian symbol of the fish--ichthys--with an innovative structure made of glass, wood, and concrete. A glazed, bivalve exterior envelops the building, while a layer of fritted glass diffuses light and heat. Inside, the vaulted wooden ceiling soars forty meters upward and is reminiscent of a boat, while an oculus in the enormous dome opens up to the sky. Aisles are like rays leading to the rectangular altar. The unique Omega window behind the altar was created with the help of new technology developed specifically for the cathedral: an image of the Romanesque relief of Christ from the tympanum of Chartres Cathedral was digitized, after which a laser was used to perforate holes in an aluminum panel, rendering an eighteen-meter-tall pixilated image. The image of the Pantocrator is visible as 94,000 points of light inside the cathedral
 
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Modernism rediscovered = Die wiederentdeckte Moderne = La redécouverte d'un modernismeNorCalMod : icons of northern California modernismHistory of form *ZJulius Shulman, Modernism rediscovered = Die wiederentdeckte Moderne = La redécouverte d'un modernismeInside out : new modern West Coast architectureWandering the garden of technology and passion : John Marx, architect