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McCarter, Robert 1955-

Works: 74 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 6,783 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, zxx, 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 )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 647 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
Frank Lloyd Wright : the houses by Alan Weintraub( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and French and held by 591 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
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect by Frank Lloyd Wright( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
This lavishly illustrated book devotes itself to Wright's formidable contribution to the medium and features a number of powerful two-dimensional graphic designs and a number of three-dimensional units. Stained glass in the USA as well as the technical aspects of glass making are discussed. The majority of his work in glass was concentrated into the first decade of the 20th century when Wright abandoned old-fashioned stained glass windows and began experimenting with light screens of concrete developing into wood fretwork and glass block and tubing
Frank Lloyd Wright by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Presents a panorama of his career and includes color photographs of his finest buildings with captions
Unity Temple : Frank Lloyd Wright by Robert McCarter( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Local architecture : building place, craft, and community by Brian MacKay-Lyons( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 266 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"--
Frank Lloyd Wright : prairie houses by Alan Hess( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to have been every possible angle. But this book is the first to focus on Wright's professional persona - that of an architect and designer enmeshed in a web of connections between prominent public figures and competing ideologies. Robert McCarter distils Wright's life and work into a concise account that explains both the beliefs and relationships so powerfully reflected in his architecture and interior design." "McCarter explores Wright's relationships with key leaders of art, industry and society, and how their views came to have solid significance in Wright's work and writings. In addition, he dissects Wright's idealistic passions, not least his belief in the ethical duty of architects to strive to advance society and culture. This is a superb account of the dynamic relationships and principles that lie at the base of a modern master's inventive success, from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim Museum."--Jacket
Understanding architecture : a primer on architecture as experience by Robert McCarter( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 251 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
Alvar Aalto : second nature by Robert McCarter( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 204 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, works by Aldo van Eyck( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 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
Building machines ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 173 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 157 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 138 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
Herman Hertzberger by Robert McCarter( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 111 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 world’s 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.00In this monograph, author and architect Robert McCarter examines Hertzberger’s most important architectural works through analysis of the design process and guiding ideas, particularly as these reflect Hertzberger’s engagement with the Modernist tradition, architectural history, urban space and the way we experience it
Wiel Arets : autobiographical references by W. M. J Arets( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 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
In/formed by the land : the architecture of Carl Abbott by Carl Abbott( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Carl Abbott, FAIA, practitioner of the Sarasota school of architecture, presents twenty-six of his designs
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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