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Spirn, Anne Whiston 1947-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 108 publications in 4 languages and 3,576 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical television programs  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Photographer
Classifications: NA737.W7, 720.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Whiston Spirn
Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents never-before-published photos and captions from American documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange's (1895-1965) fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939. Best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Lange's images of squatter camps, benighted farmers, and stark landscapes are stunning, and her captions -- which range from simple explanations of settings to historical notes and biographical sketches -- add unexpected depth, bringing her subjects and their struggles unforgettably to life, often in their own words
The granite garden : urban nature and human design by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of landscape by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book combines poetry and pragmatism to teach the language of landscape. Anne Whiston Spirn argues that the language of landscape exists with its own grammar and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn to read and speak this language. To understand the meanings of landscape, our habitat, is to see the world differently and to enable ourselves to avoid profound environmental and aesthetic mistakes."--BOOK JACKET. "Offering examples that range across thousands of years and five continents, Spirn examines urban, rural, and natural landscapes. She discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors - Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lawrence Halprin - and of less well known pioneers, including the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and the Danish landscape architect C. Th. Sorensen."--Jacket
Frank Lloyd Wright : designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932 by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

19 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920s, as the five remarkable projects in this book show, Frank Lloyd Wright developed architectural prototypes of far-reaching consequence. None of these schemes - Doheny Ranch, the Lake Tahoe summer colony, and the A.M. Johnson desert compound, all in California, the Gordon Strong automobile objective in Maryland, and San Marcos in the Desert, a compound of hotel and houses in Arizona - were built. But in them, Wright explored advanced building technologies and untried geometric patterns, and conceived rural and suburban building complexes that restructured their sites in a manner calculated to heighten the grandeur of each location. Earlier designs had approached their settings more tentatively, with linkages achieved through architectural extensions that ranged over the terrain but left the sites themselves less changed. Now a new, more persuasive unity between building and site resulted, one in which roads and other movement systems were so skillfully integrated that results of unequaled scale and majesty were achieved. Wright continued to develop these ideas in many subsequent works, notably Taliesin and Taliesin West, his homes in Wisconsin and Arizona. In preparing their texts for this book, authors David G. De Long and Anne Whiston Spirn drew on a wealth of fresh archival sources as well as their investigation of the sites and of models constructed especially for this study. Their essays are illustrated with nearly 170 original drawings for the five schemes and related buildings, as well as Taliesin and Taliesin West, many of which are published here for the first time. In addition, a special portfolio of drawings, assembled by C. Ford Peatross, places Wright's designs of the 1920s in the context of the architectural representation of the automobile and the roadway through 1930, both in the U.S. and abroad, to illustrate the ways in which his architecture stood apart and was influential. Completing this handsome volume is Robert L. Sweeney's valuable detailed chronology of Wright's life and work between 1922 and 1932
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The time of the Force Majeure : after 45 years, counterforce is on the horizon by Helen Mayer Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a 21st-century manifesto from the pioneers of the eco-art movement. Since the 1970s Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth. They established a worldwide network among biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners, politicians, and other artists to initiate collaborative dialogues about ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development. This definitive survey traces an influential joint career that has lasted nearly half a century. Organized chronologically, it features works from each decade, from their earliest installations to their continent-traversing work of the 1990s; and their most recent works both educating people about global warming and designing large scale responses to the phenomena itself. - Provided by the publisher
Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary portrait of the life and work of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright, a brilliant, arrogant figure unbowed by scandal and personal tragedy. Part 2 continues to review his turbulent personal life and the advance of his career. Examines Wright's architectural creations of Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Taliesin West in Arizona and the controversial design of the Guggenheim Museum
Steen Høyer : Landskabskunst by Steen Høyer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Danish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants for passive cooling : a preliminary investigation of the use of plants for passive cooling in temperate humid climates by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential of vegetation for cooling small, detached residential and commercial structures in temperate, humid climates is discussed. The results of the research are documented, a critical review of the literature is given, and a brief review of energy transfer processes is presented. A checklist of design objectives for passive cooling, a demonstration of design applications, and a palette of selected plant species suitable for passive cooling are included
The last writings of Rachel Carson Why we need friends and allies by Linda J Lear( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#507. Rachel Carson's biographer, Linda Lear, explains how Carson gainted a sense of vocation early, that she must be a writer and a marine biologis. There was a unity to her life and a consumate sense of purpose. #508. Spirn discusses the "Language of landscape" and how humans have interpreted the meaning of mnature's many forms
Sustaining public open spaces : the case for an interactive design and management process by Arnold M Howitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright : architect of landscape by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voorbeelden van de wijze waarop de Amerikaanse architect (1867-1959) zijn ontwerpen in het landschap situeerde
Transforming with water : the Netherlands, June 30 - July 3, 2008 : congress guide by IFLA World Congress( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, form, and meaning( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Cosmos Prize, 2001 = 2001-nen Hana no Banpaku kinen "Kosumosu Kokusaishō." by International Cosmos Prize( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Th. Soerensen : landscape modernist by Sven-Ingvar Andersson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An everchanging monument : a photografic narrative about "The musical gardens" by Carl Theodor Sørensen by Christina Capetillo( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eye is a door : landscape, photography, and the art of discovery by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the urban landscape( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syllabus, project descriptions, and reflections on Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning 601, a studio course taught at the Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, fall 1996
O Jardim de granito a natureza no desenho da cidade by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field
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The granite garden : urban nature and human designThe language of landscapeFrank Lloyd Wright : designs for an American landscape, 1922-1932
Alternative Names
Anne Spirn Amerikaans tuin- en landschapsarchitecte

Anne Spirn paysagiste américaine

Anne Whiston Spirn

Spirn, Anne W.

Spirn, Anne W. 1947-

Whiston, Anne 1947-

Whiston Spirn, Anne.

Whiston Spirn, Anne 1947-

アン・スパーン アメリカ合衆国の女性造園研究者

スパーン, アン・W

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