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McCarter, Robert 1955-

Works: 80 works in 404 publications in 4 languages and 8,152 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Designs and plans  Biography  Biographies  Interviews  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA737.W7, 720.92
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Publications about Robert McCarter
Publications by Robert McCarter
Most widely held works by Robert McCarter
Louis I. Kahn by Robert McCarter( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
"Louis I. Kahn (1901-74) was one of the single greatest influences on world architecture in the second half of the twentieth century. This book provides a comprehensive critical overview of Kahn's architecture, examining his works chronologically and exploring key themes and their evolution throughout his career. Including both built and unbuilt projects, each of the architect's major buildings is analysed, beginning with the design process and ordering ideas, followed by the methods and materials of construction, and finally a 'walk-through' of the spaces themselves - recognizing that Kahn's primary concern was interior space and its experience. Each project is extensively illustrated with photographs that convey the spirit of Kahn's work and a concept development portfolio documents the inspirations and ideas that led to the finished design." "Robert McCarter's authoritative text explores how Louis I. Kahn redefined modern architecture. Featuring a selection of original drawings and photographs from the Louis I. Kahn Archives and newly redrawn plans, this book also includes selected writings by Kahn and the first publication of the complete chronology of Kahn's buildings and projects, compiled by William Whitaker, Chief Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Archives. This monograph is an indispensable reference work on this renowned architect."--Jacket
Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright country house by Edgar Kaufmann( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A personal record of Wright's domestic masterpiece, a home which becomes an integral part of its natural setting
Frank Lloyd Wright : a primer on architectural principles ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Local architecture : building place, craft, and community by Brian MacKay-Lyons( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
"In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of community is not recent. Yet, the way it has evolved in the past few years in the hands of some of the world's most accomplished architects is indeed defining a new movement. From the rammed-earth houses of Rick Joy and Pacific Northwest timber houses of Tom Kundig, to the community-built structures of Rural Studio and Francis Kere, designers everywhere are championing an architecture that exists from, in, and for a specific place. The stunning projects, presented here in the first book to examine this global shift, were featured at the thirteenth and final Ghost conference held in 2011, organized by Nova Scotia architect, educator, and local practitioner Brian MacKay-Lyons. The result is the most complete collection of contemporary regionalist architecture available, with essays by early proponents of the movement, including Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt"--
Unity Temple : Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Understanding architecture : a primer on architecture as experience by Robert McCarter( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This book explores 72 buildings from around the world and throughout history and enables readers to experience the projects through text, photos and drawings; the perfect introduction to reading architectural plans. Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Understanding Architecture addresses the basic principles of architecture. The volume is organized in 12 series of chapters based on a key architectural themes - including space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay, and includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world, followed by in-depth analysis of 6 key buildings that further exemplify the theme of that chapter. By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume is a unique introduction to the experience of architecture
Carlo Scarpa by Robert McCarter( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is a unique figure in the Modern movement and even today his work continues to challenge accepted notions of modern architecture. While intensely revered as an architect of immense detail and consideration, no comprehensive monograph has been produced on this scale to date - nothing that approaches the breadth and depth covered by this title. With an illuminating text by Robert McCarter, who has developed a reputation and following for his meticulously researched, experentially-based, and jargon-free accounts of key figures in Modern architecture, this book provides the definitive study of Scarpa's many accomplishments, including such works at the Canova Museum, the Castelvechhio Museum and the Brion Cemetery, among others
Aalto by Robert McCarter( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A covetable new study on the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, one of the twentieth-centuries most popular and accessible masters. Clear, concise and compact, this complete overview of Aalto explores all his major works, including their environmental, cultural and social contexts
Aldo van Eyck by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"Aldo van Eyck (1918-1999) was a Dutch architect, writer, and teacher who helped redefine Modern architecture in the second half of the 20th century. As an advocate for architecture's engagement with history, culture, climate, and the lived human experience of buildings and urban spaces, he created designs that privileged place and the daily rituals in the lives of its inhabitants over universal ideals. In this volume, enlivened by 300 illustrations from the Aldo van Eyck Archive, Robert McCarter provides the first comprehensive study of Van Eyck's 50-year career since his death, guiding readers through the architect's buildings and unrealized projects, with a focus on the interior spatial experience and on the design and construction processes ..."--Front jacket flap
The space within : interior experience as the origin of architecture by Robert McCarter( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The architect Alvar Aalto once argued that what mattered in architecture was not what a building 'looks like' on the day it opens, but what it 'is like' to live in thirty years later. In this book Robert McCarter presents a persuasive defence of why and how interior spatial experience is the necessary starting point for design, and why the quality of that experience is the only appropriate means of evaluating a work of architecture after it is built.We live in an age dominated by images. We often feel we 'know' architecture and the places it makes, both old and new, through the photos of buildings we see in print and online, without ever inhabiting their spaces. McCarter argues that we need to counter our contemporary obsession with exterior views and forms, and makes a powerful case for the primacy of the interior experience in architecture. 'The Space Within' explores how interior space has been integral to the development of Modern architecture from the late 1800s to today, and how generations of architects have engaged with interior space and its experience in their design processes. In doing so, they fundamentally transformed the traditional methods and goals of architectural composition. As McCarter argues, for many of the most recognized and respected architects practising today, the conception of the interior spatial experience continues to be the starting point for design. Through historical and current examples of architectural works he takes us through how this is done, and eloquently places us within the spaces
Breuer by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), looking in detail at all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed In Europe and the United States--from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA
Building machines ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Pamphlet Architecture was begun in 1977 by William Stout and Steven Holl as an independent vehicle for dialogue among architects, and has become a popular venue for publishing the works and thoughts of a younger generation of architects. Small in scale, low in price, but large in impact, these books present and disseminate new and innovative theories. The modest format of the books in the Pamphlet Architecture Series belies the importance and magnitude of the ideas within."--PUBLISHER
Steven Holl by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive monograph on Steven Holl, one of America's greatest living architects, offers an extensive overview of both realized and unrealized works from 1974 to today ... This book examines the architect's most important works through in-depth analysis of his design processes and ideas, as well as his methods and materials of construction. Experiential 'walk-throughs' of Holl's buildings place the reader within the spaces and describe how they act to engage the senses"--Inside front cover
Commonplaces : thinking about an American architecture by Brian Healy( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
"As part of this residency at Amherst College, Brian Healy was asked to prepare an exhibition and lecture placing his work within the context of contemporary American architecture. This book collects that work in essays, observations, drawings, paintings and photographs spanning the last 20 years, with projects in a dozen states ranging from the Appalachian hills to the vineyards of Northern California; from the Catskills in New York to the west side of Chicago; from downtown Boston to the beach communities along the central coast of New Jersey."--Jacket
Herman Hertzberger by Herman Herzberger( Book )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Herman Hertzberger is one of the most important and critically influential figures in international architecture of the last 50 years. He has consistently championed a fundamentally humanist modern architecture, rooted in its place and history, while simultaneously opening up new possibilities for dwelling. Today Hertzberger is rightly regarded as the worlds foremost designer of schools, a building type he has almost singlehandedly redefined. His innovative and fundamentally humane workplaces constitute some of the most compelling contemporary reinterpretations of this type of building. In this monograph, acclaimed author Robert McCarter examines Hertzbergers most important architectural works through analysis of the design process and guiding ideas, particularly as these reflect Hertzbergers engagement with the Modernist tradition, architectural history, urban space and the way we experience it. Robert McCarter is a practising architect, author and Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. His monographs on Louis I. Kahn and Frank Lloyd Wright were finalists for the inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Book Awards, 2006
William Morgan, selected and current works by Robert McCarter( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Catalog of national and international work of the American architect William Morgan
Wiel Arets : autobiographical references by W. M. J Arets( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Includes Arets' lectures on his outlook termed "A Wonderful World: A New Map of the World", debates between Arets and others, interviews of Arets by Robert McCarter, and designs from his studio
Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Synthèse iconographique du travail et des soixante années de carrière de l'architecte américain F.L. Wright (1867-1959). A partir de documents d'archives (photographies, dessins, plans d'architecte), la liste exhaustive des projets et édifices est analysée
Dean/Wolf Architects : constructive continuum by Kathryn Dean( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
New York City-based Dean/Wolf Architects have been praised for their uncanny ability to turn architectural constraints into powerful generators of form. Since founding their firm in 1991, architects Kathryn Dean and Charles Wolf have completed residential and institutional projects at a variety of scales. Their projects are distinguished by a thought-provoking manipulation of light and space. The firm's award-winning loft interiors are small-scale wonders precisely crafted from sensuous materials such as concrete, steel, wood, and glass. The Dean/Wolf firm activates these highly resonant materials with deliberately focused light in order to dissolve boundaries of interior and exterior space. For Dean/Wolf, this requires not only a consideration of physical space, but also a psychological engagement between the clients minds and the space they inhabit. Versed in architectural thought and theory, the firm finds aesthetic applications for their investigations into the nature of spatial perception. The architecture that emerges--a mixture of unexpected exterior views and areas for quiet reflection--celebrates both the outgoing and introspective sides of the inhabitants. The firm's 2007 AIA Honor Award-winning Operable Boundary Townhouse Garden in Brooklyn is one such example. Inside and outside are integrated vis-a-vis a giant, pivoting, steel-framed glass wall and a continuous thirty-foot-long table piercing the wall. With company, the glass wall can be pushed aside allowing the back garden to become an extension of the interior living room. The work of Dean/Wolf Architects is bursting with similar exquisite details and Dean/Wolf Architects showcases twenty-four projects in detail with photographs, drawings, and renderings as well as an introduction by architect Robert McCarter
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