Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture

Author: Stephen Sennott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579584337

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 1525

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"A balance of sophistication and clarity in the writing, authoritative entries, and strong cross-referencing that links archtects and structures to entries on the history and theory of the profession make this an especially useful source on a century of the world's most notable architecture. The contents feature major architects, firms, and professional issues; buildings, styles, and sites; the architecture of cities and countries; critics and historians; construction, materials, and planning topics; schools, movements, and stylistic and theoretical terms. Entries include well-selected bibliographies and illustrations."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture

Author: R. Stephen Sennott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203483886

Category: Reference

Page: 1568

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In its extensive coverage of architecture's multifaceted production from 1900 to 2000, the Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture encompasses a far-reaching range of international architectural subjects to provide a fundamental understanding of the century's prominent architects and their buildings. The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture profiles the century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. More than 700 cross-referenced articles examine twentieth-century materials and building technologies, planning, building types, schools and movements, critics and historians, and architectural practice and the profession in developing and developed cities, countries and regions. In addition to a list of further readings, essays are supported with professional and historic photographs or architectural drawings and plans. Unlike existing works in architecture, the three-volume Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed modern architectural types, movements, styles and building practices across both traditional geographic and cultural boundaries. Seeking well-informed variety, an international team of 300 writers - architectural historians, architects, engineers, preservationists, urban historians, critics and independent scholars - present a comprehensive and critical assessment of buildings, architects, cities and related topics of interest, to provide experts and general readers alike with an integrated view of the practice and profession of architecture around the world.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography

Author: Lynne Warren

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1579583938

Category: Photography

Page: 1824

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This three volume Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographicinstitutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico

Author: Michael S. Werner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583378

Category: History

Page: 997

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Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

Author: Lynne Warren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205434

Category: Photography

Page: 2042

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

University Planning and Architecture

The search for perfection

Author: Jonathan Coulson,Paul Roberts,Isabelle Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613163

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: the calibre of practitioners who have shaped the physical realm of academia is superlative. Pioneering architecture and innovative planning make for vivid assertions of academic excellence, while the physical estate of a university can shape the learning experiences and lasting outlook of its community of students, faculty and staff. However, the mounting list of pressures – economic, social, pedagogical, technological – currently facing higher education institutions is rendering it increasingly challenging to perpetuate the rich legacy of campus design. In this strained context, it is more important than ever that effective use is made of these environments and that future development is guided in a manner that will answer to posterity. This book is the definitive compendium of the prestigious sphere of campus design, envisaged as a tool to help institutional leaders and designers to engage their campus’s full potential by revealing the narratives of the world’s most successful, time-honoured and memorable university estates. It charts the worldwide evolution of university design from the Middle Ages to the present day, uncovering the key episodes and themes that have conditioned the field, and through a series of case studies profiles universally-acclaimed campuses that, through their planning, architecture and landscaping, have made original, influential and striking contributions to the field. By understanding this history, present and future generations can distil important lessons for the future. The second edition includes revised text, many new images, and new case studies of the Central University of Venezuela and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Companion Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Author: Roger Cooter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136794727

Category: History

Page: 776

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During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations. The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.

Encyclopedia of the City

Author: Roger W. Caves

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415252253

Category: Architecture

Page: 564

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The "Encyclopedia of the City" complements Routledge's strong list of readers and textbooks in urban studies and the city. Focusing on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of its major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the "Encyclopedia" necessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. A first-class work of reference that will be both an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching, this is a solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the ctizenship; city; city beautiful movement; City of Ur; city typologies; civil rights movement; civil society; classicism; closed circuit television

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

Author: Sorrel Kerbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135456062

Category: History

Page: 702

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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

Encyclopedia of American Urban History

Author: David Goldfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928847

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

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After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology.

The British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America

Author: Rayna Green,Melanie Fernandez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213396

Category: Reference

Page: 213

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This encyclopedia explores American Indian history from a Native perspective, through alphabetical entries on events, issues, contemporary and historical art, mythology, gender roles, economics, contact between Indians and Europeans, political sovereignty and self-determination, land and environment. Book jacket.

Encyclopedia of Architecture

Design, Engineering & Construction

Author: Joseph A. mfl Wilkes,Robert T. Packard

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471632443

Category: Architecture

Page: 896

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Now, with all of its five volumes completed, Encyclopedia of Architecture will surely become the standard in the field. Its broad coverage focuses on architectural processes & design, materials, construction methods & management but also encompasses, biographies of leading architects, architectural history, articles on architectural aesthetics, literature & criticism, listings on current laws & regulations, & information on leading firms & schools. Includes 3,000 illustrations & 500 tables. The Encyclopedia has been sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

City metaphors

Author: Oswald Mathias Ungers

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: 9783865609465

Category: Architecture

Page: 132

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The architect O.M. Ungers places 128 city plans next to and in direct contrast with analogous photos of flora, fauna and the everyday world.

Encyclopedia of Governance

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265526

Category: Political Science

Page: 1232

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The Encyclopedia of Governance provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

Author: Kara Kelley Hallmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334511

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Offers career biographies, bibliographies and places to see each artist's work, and also features basic information including birth and death dates, country of ancestry or origin, and his or her predominant media.