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Larkin, David 1936-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 612 publications in 6 languages and 25,827 library holdings
Genres: History  Comics (Graphic works)  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Fairy tales  Legends  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Book designer, Illuminator, Compiler
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Publications about David Larkin
Publications by David Larkin
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Most widely held works by David Larkin
Faeries by Brian Froud( Book )
27 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 libraries worldwide
Text and more than 200 drawings and paintings describe various kinds of elves and fairies found in myths, legends, and literature
Peanuts : a golden celebration : the art and the story of the world's best-loved comic strip by Charles M Schulz( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,838 libraries worldwide
This book honors the art of the author & lets readers relive the life & times of the most beloved - & the most widely syndicated - comic strip in history, from its infancy in 1950 right through glorious middle age. Watch as your favorite characters grow into their most popular incarnations - Charlie Brown as tenacious baseball manager; Lucy as psychiatrist; Snoopy as Flying Ace; Linus as acolyte of the Great Pumpkin. One hundred ninety-two pages of two-color strips & 64 pages of four-color Sunday strips (more than 1,000 strips in all) & photographs are rounded out by Schulz's own comments (offering rare insight into the mind behind the mayhem). Annotation. Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published? "To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place."--Charles Schulz
Shaker--life, work, and art by June Sprigg( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
Discusses the Shaker's origins, beliefs, work, and daily life. Over 200 color photographs illustrate their architecture and furniture
Frank Lloyd Wright : the masterworks by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
Thirty-eight of Wright's architectural designs, ranging from his early work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s, show each building's evolution from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawings to finished masterwork
Giants by David Larkin( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Profusely illustrated text discusses the giants of mythology, folklore, and fiction
American masterworks : the twentieth century house by Kenneth Frampton( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Throughout the twentieth century the United States has provided remarkably fertile ground for innovative residential architecture, from the Shingle Style pioneered on the East Coast in the late nineteenth century to the deconstructivist experiments in California today. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive often liberal clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. One chapter is devoted to each of 34 houses by such luminaries as Richard Neutra, Eliel Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore, Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry. Selections of the architects' plans and finest freehand drawings complement the photographs in this history of exceptional American house design. The text by Kenneth Frampton explores each house in depth, discussing its context in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements
Frederick Law Olmsted : designing the American landscape by Charles E Beveridge( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
"A man of passionate vision and drive, Frederick Law Olmsted defined and named the profession of landscape architecture and designed America's most beloved parks and landscapes of the past century - New York's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Biltmore Estate, and many others. During a remarkable forty-year career that began in the mid-1800s, Olmsted created the first park systems, urban greenways, and suburban residential communities in this country. He was a pivotal figure in the movement to create and preserve natural parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Niagara Falls; and he contributed to the design of many academic campuses, including Stanford University in Palo Alto, California." "Today there is a resurgence of interest in Olmsted's work and legacy in both the United States and Europe. This timely volume, following the format of Rizzoli's successful Masterworks series, presents the breadth of Olmsted's work in expansive, beautiful color photographs by Paul Rocheleau, who conceived this book. The engaging text illuminates Olmsted's role as an indefatigable administrator and social reformer, a man who slept a scant few hours each night and rallied around causes ranging from anti-slavery to sanitary regulation. Olmsted's career reflected a deep concern for fostering community and using the restorative effects of natural scenery to counteract the debilitating forces of the modern city."--BOOK JACKET
The space shuttle operator's manual by Kerry Mark Joëls( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Castles by Alan Lee( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Recounts legends, folk stories, and fairy tales dealing with castles from the traditions of England, Norway, Germany, and other countries
Angkor : the hidden glories by Michael Freeman( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Treehouses : the art and craft of living out on a limb by Peter Nelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
This book provides a brief history of treehouses, from Caligula through the Medici to Queen Victoria. It shows how to design and build a treehouse, from picking the right tree to shingling the roof. And it tells the stories of dozens of treehouses and the people who built them, from simple platforms nailed together by kids to arboreal palaces constructed and lived in by grown-ups
American colonial : Puritan simplicity to Georgian grace by Wendell D Garrett( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
The American colonial design period moves from the late twilight of medievalism through traditional building methods to the sophisticated pattern-book formality of the Age of Enlightenment, with its rules of taste and insistence on order and symmetry. While early structures were largely derived from English prototypes, American buildings soon evidenced intense regionalism, reflecting local tastes and preferences; those tastes were in some cases academic and high style, and in others vernacular and of folk origin. The variety and dynamism in American domestic architecture in the colonial period are indicative of the pluralism of American society. Added to these factors of provincialism, regionalism, and academic tastes are the elements of social, cultural, economic, and technical history affecting American architecture. From the earliest period of simple heavy timber framing to the later period of elegant brick and stone, from wedding chests to Chippendale chairs, authentic colonial architecture and interiors are explored in more than two hundred color photographs that capture the essence of the colonial kitchen, parlor, bedchamber, and workshop. The principal photography is by Paul Rocheleau, who brings his expertise in architectural photography and sensitivity to the design period to this ultimate survey of American colonial
Adobe : building and living with earth by Orlando Romero( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
"The use of earth as a building material is as old as civilization. For the twentieth-century American, the process is most familiar in the sun-dried brick called adobe and the architectural style characteristic of the desert Southwest and the mission buildings of California." "Here, in more than two hundred pictures and a lucid, informed text, is the story of building and living with earth - from North and West Africa to the Iberian Peninsula, from the centuries-old Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe to the modern homes of the wealthy in the hills near Taos." "Essential to the story of adobe is the experience of construction itself, which is a communal act - families and friends engaged in the making of bricks and the raising of walls and rafters (called vigas), and the unique skill of applying the protective and beautifying plaster, a task often left to the talented women known as enjaradoras." "Adobe describes the wide variety of earthen architecture: the stark grandeur of the Taos pueblo; light-filled artists' studios; the typical hacienda with its living spaces surrounding a sunlit courtyard; and new houses designed to maintain a tradition yet providing abundant comfort and pleasure."--Jacket
Barn : the art of a working building by Elric Endersby( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The art of a working building. A step-by-step story of raising a barn as the epitome of "vernacular" architecture, use of materials
Mission : the history and architecture of the missions of North America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
"This lavishly illustrated history of the Spanish missions in North America traces for the first time the distinctive influences on their architecture. In these churches Arab and Catholic traditions combined to infuse a unique style into the New World. From Sonora in northern Mexico to the lands of the Apache in Arizona, from New Mexico to San Antonio, Texas, along the coast of California and on the shores of La Florida, the friars left their stamp on the missions, captured here in brilliant scope and detail. With stunning photographs taken exclusively for this book, here is a glorious visual document of the missions of North America and a fascinating account of how they changed the landscape of the American South and West."--Amazon
When art worked by Roger G Kennedy( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Victorian America : classical Romanticism to gilded opulence by Wendell D Garrett( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Author Wendell Garrett, noted American historian and former editor of the magazine Antiques, presents perceptive and knowledgeable descriptions of the houses, their interiors, and their furnishings while providing a more detailed social and economic background essay that places these elegant residences in historical context. This is Victorian America as it has never been presented before - over fifty splendid historic houses that preserve the grandeur of the Gilded Age
The treehouse book by Peter Nelson( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Retreats for adults and children
Wooden ship : the art, history, and revival of wooden boatbuilding by Peter H Spectre( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Covers the art of wooden shipbuilding from the canoe to the pleasure craft of modern times
Frank Lloyd Wright : master builder by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
"This book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and significant buildings of America's premier architect, from his early Prairie work in Oak Park, Illinois, in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 1950s." "Published in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this superbly illustrated volume features previously unpublished photographs for which renowned architectural photographers Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau gained unprecedented access to some of Wright's masterworks. The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work, including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as several lesser-known residences such as the Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois." "The works featured here are succinctly documented by one of Wright's former apprentices, with text that details the development and execution of each commission. Also included throughout is a selection of Wright's extensive writings, unpublished talks, and private letters."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Larkin, David
라킨, 데이비드
ラーキン, D.
ラーキン, デヴィッド
Languages
English (219)
Italian (8)
French (6)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Spanish (1)
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