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Object, Image, Aura: Le Corbusier And The Architecture Of Photography, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 1998

Object, Image, Aura: Le Corbusier And The Architecture Of Photography, Daniel J. Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Returning to his studio one evening at dusk, Wassily Kandinsky was enchanted by "an unexpected spectacle." He suddenly saw "an indescribably beautiful picture, pervaded by an inner glow," he wrote in his "Reminiscences" of 1913 . "At first, I stopped short and then quickly approached this mysterious picture, on which I could discern only forms and colors and whose content was incomprehensible. At once, I discovered the key to the puzzle: it was a picture I had painted, standing on its side against the wall." Kandinsky was deeply affected, and the next day attempted a re-creation of his impression of the ...


An Interview With Ezra Stoller, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 1998

An Interview With Ezra Stoller, Daniel J. Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Ezra Stoller's ‘first photograph that ever amounted to anything’ was of Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Aalto was just forty-one years old at the time and soon he — like Gropius, Breuer, Mies, Mendelsohn and so many other German architects and artists — would escape the war in Europe by moving to America. Most of them stayed on, preaching their message in major universities, and finding in this ‘land of hyperreality’ fertile ground for the manifestation of their architectural beliefs. They and their followers —together with the immigrants Saarinen and Kahn and, most ...


Affordable Housing For Artists: A Sustainable Prototype, Maureen Ann Ness Jan 1998

Affordable Housing For Artists: A Sustainable Prototype, Maureen Ann Ness

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Although many architects and builders feel that designing for both sustainability and affordability is impossible, I believe that the only way we can afford to live is sustainably. Through the design of housing for artists, this project will demonstrate how a building can both meet the needs of its inhabitants and practice sustainable principles in a beautiful design. This Austin, Texas model can be used as a prototype for similar housing in other cities and for other environmentally friendly buildings. Sustainability is a crucial issue worldwide, but especially for the United States. This project investigates means to design a building ...


Architecture And Hypertext: Networks Of Proliferation, Accretion And Mutation, Katleen Wouters Jan 1998

Architecture And Hypertext: Networks Of Proliferation, Accretion And Mutation, Katleen Wouters

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This thesis originated with the East River Project, a national collection of collaborative studios orchestrated by the Van Alen Institute in New York City. The project addresses the question of how best to energize and rehabilitate the decaying urban fabric on the banks of the East River in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The site which the Iowa State Laboratory for Experimental Design worked on compromises the East River Park (extending over a mile between 14th and Jackson Streets) and the structure that intersects it, the Williamsburg Bridge (spanning the river between Brooklyn and Manhattan at Delancey Street). The L ...


Assessing The Benefit Of Improved Traveler Information: A Pseudo-Dynamic Modeling Approach , Michael David Anderson Jan 1998

Assessing The Benefit Of Improved Traveler Information: A Pseudo-Dynamic Modeling Approach , Michael David Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research develops an assessment methodology to estimate traveler information benefits using regional travel demand and microscopic simulation approaches in combination. This method uses the strengths of the two conventional approaches in an innovative way, providing essentially a pseudo-dynamic model capability that uses readily available data and is easy to understand and implement. The pseudo-dynamic model provides measures of delay that are more reasonable than those available through either of the model sub-components individually;While attempts have been made to develop dynamic regional planning models, regional model "simulation" is not yet available. Therefore, the approach addresses several gaps in capabilities ...