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Waverly B. Lowell, Elizabeth Byrne, and Betsy Frederick-Rothwell (Eds.)
This illustrated monograph of approximately 370 pages combines scholarly essays written by faculty about the development, contributions, and future of the program; reflections of faculty and alumni about their experiences here; a timeline/chronology; lists of key people and contributions; a color portfolio of a century of student drawings; and appendices of architecture faculty. It is intended for alumni, students, faculty, architectural historians, and the general public.
Kelcy Shepherd and Waverly Lowell
This archival manual is to assist in the processing of design collections. Based on the experience of processing more than a hundred large and small 19th and 20th collections of architecture and landscape architecture records, The Standard Series provides model DACS compatible guidelines for understanding or creating the arrangement and preparing the description of these collections that often include personal papers and professional records. It suggests researcher-friendly standards for providing access to the numerous design projects included within these materials.
Waverly B. Lowell
Architect William Wurster envisioned Greenwood Common as a development that combined an idealistic sense of community with a modernist aesthetic and an awareness of regional traditions. Utilizing the Berkeley Design Archives this book details the eight distinct homes designed between 1952 and 1957, by seven significant California architects, that harmonize effortlessly with each other and with their location. The Common's landscape, along with four gardens designed by Lawrence Halprin, captured what had become the mid-century ideal of indoor-outdoor living.
Joseph Esherick was arguably the foremost San Francisco architect from the 1960s until his death in the late 1990s, following the wake of William Wurster. Esherick established his own practice in the late 1940s and the firm produced a continuous stream of laudable buildings, among them houses appropriate to their site and time. Affected less by national and international fashion than by the exigencies of local climate, social demands, and suitable technology, Esherick produced a large number of truly classic residences.
Reuben Rainey and JC Miller
Among the most innovative and influential of Royston’s office’s work were a series of suburban parks in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. These designs were insightful in their understanding of sociology, play and the postwar suburban landscape. Much has been written on the urban park, but virtually nothing on the suburban park. While almost completely unknown today, Royston’s parks were one of the most socially successful landscape typologies in mid-century northern California.
While Maybeck’s architectural career has been well documented, little writing has discussed and analyzed his ideas about landscape. Drawing in Nature delves into these ideas, along with his garden designs where he integrated houses and land. Also included are his grand landscape schemes for sites such as Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Maybeck produced stunning and at times gigantic pastel drawings, many of which are reproduced here in color.
Thomas Church's 1948 Donnell garden in Sonoma, California, and Garrett Eckbo's 1959 ALCOA Forecast garden in Los Angeles helped define the parameters of modern landscape design in the U.S. Although these gardens appear in almost every book on modern landscape architecture, the published facts and details have been relatively few. This volume assembles virtually all known documents on the two projects, including interviews with Church's collaborators and the holdings of the Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley.
Marc Treib, Ed.
Thomas Church defined the domestic landscape of the postwar United States. This book is a pioneering work that explores the many dimensions of Church's contributions to landscape architecture, including his writings and designs. Four experts in the field present his story as a mosaic of works and images. Using documentation in the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley, the book presents many Church drawings never before published.
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