The Place of Houses
Three Architects Suggest Ways to Build and Inhabit Houses
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Place of Houses by Charles W. Moore
Book DescriptionWith a new epilogue Richly illustrated with houses large and small, old and new, with photographs, plans, and cutaway drawings, this is a book for people who want a house but who may not know what they really need, or what they have a right to expect. The authors establish the basis for good building by examining houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, California, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, where the authors attempt to create a community. These examples demonstrate how individual houses can express the care, energies, and dreams of the people who live in them, and can contribute to a larger sense of place.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520223578
(190mm x 235mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles W. Moore
You Have to Pay for the Public Life, Paperback (April 2004)
Previously uncollected essays of an architect whose love of people, buildings, and nature was reflected in the places he built.
Chambers for a Memory Palace, Paperback (May 1996)
This ode to the spirit of place consists of an exchange of letters in which one author recalls and the other responds to the elements considered essential to the art of successful place-making. Each of the book's chapters forms a chamber, and each chamber is inscribed with the authors' personal observations.
Water and Architecture, Hardback (May 1994)
This work documents the dynamic interplay of buildings and water, solid and liquid, upright and level. Its worldwide coverage takes in classic and contemporary examples, from the Trevi Fountain in Rome to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania.
Poetics of Gardens, Paperback (October 1993)» View all books by Charles W. Moore
This is an entirely different garden book: a pattern book in which a score of landscapes and gardens are drawn, described, and analyzed not just as a bouquet of pleasures but as sources, lodes to be mined for materials, shapes and relationships, and ideas for transforming our own backyards.
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Author Biography - Charles W. Moore
Charles Moore (1925-94) was Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale, Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, and O'Neil Ford Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas. Donlyn Lyndon, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, has served as Chair of the Departments of Architecture at Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Oregon. Gerald Allen was an editor of Architectural Record when this book was written; he now practices architecture in New York. All three authors have designed noteworthy houses.
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