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McCarter, Robert 1955-

Works: 57 works in 275 publications in 5 languages and 5,663 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, zxx, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: NA737.W7, 720.92
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Publications about Robert McCarter
Publications by Robert McCarter
Most widely held works by Robert McCarter
Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter( Book )
68 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,567 libraries worldwide
Auth: Univ. of Florida, Critical overview, Archival drawings, plans, color photos
Louis I. Kahn by Robert McCarter( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and French and held by 656 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
On and by Frank Lloyd Wright : a primer of architectural principles by Frank Lloyd Wright( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays on and by Frank Lloyd Wright focuses on specific aspects of Wright's work, analyzing buildings and projects in order to explain the general principles of Wright's much-debated design methods. Included are previously published contributions from well-known historians and Wright scholars
Fallingwater by Robert McCarter( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Built in 1936 by now legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright for clients Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, Fallingwater is hailed internationally as a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture. A marvel of innovation and architectural daring, the house appears as if a part of the landscape, an outcropping of the western Pennsylvania wilderness. It seems to float over the rushing falls of Bear Run, upon the banks of which it is miraculously sited, like an impossible vision, a dream. Perhaps the most famous house constructed for a private individual, Fallingwater has since been entrusted to the stewardship of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and is visited annually by more than 150,000 visitors. In recent years recognized by the American Institute of Architects as the best work of American architecture of all time, there's no doubt as to the ongoing relevance of this important work by an American architectural giant. This landmark volume, published in association with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the house and is a major event in the story of this icon, with brand-new texts by leaders in the field on Fallingwater's history, structure, restoration, and collections. Destined to become the volume on the subject of this seminal monument, the book is a tribute to genius and the long-awaited reconsideration of this masterwork of world architecture
Unity Temple : Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Understanding architecture : a primer on architecture as experience by Robert McCarter( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 220 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 )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 203 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
Building machines ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Aalto by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
A covetable new study on the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the 20th-centuries most popular and accessible masters. Clear, concise and compact, it explores all his major works, including their environmental, cultural and social contexts
Local architecture : building place, craft, and community by Brian MacKay-Lyons( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 171 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"--Provided by publisher
Commonplaces : thinking about an American architecture by Brian Healy( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 136 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
William Morgan, selected and current works by Robert McCarter( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 129 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 90 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
Aldo van Eyck by Robert McCarter( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 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
In/formed by the land : the architecture of Carl Abbott by Carl Abbott( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Carl Abbott, FAIA, practitioner of the Sarasota school of architecture, presents twenty-six of his designs
TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten : los límites de la forma = the limits of form ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The work of TEN architects (Taller Enrique Norten Arquitectos), a Mexicanarchitectural firm located in New York has achieved the synthesis of formal composition, with the materiality and topography of the context involved. This book comprises a series ofseven essays by different renowned authors who analyze the contemporary architecture of bold geometries and new technologies harmoniously combined with past reminiscences that has revolutionized through high-tech the national practice since the 1990's. The main body of the book consists of a compilation of their most recent work and includes a full catalogue of his repertoire of projects
Living & working ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The architecture of Donald Singer, 1964-1999 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Twentieth-century houses by Robert McCarter( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Dean/Wolf Architects : constructive continuum by Kathryn Dean( Book )
5 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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