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Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architecture at UCLA and writes widely on contemporary architecture and theory. She recently completed a year as a Getty Scholar where she was working on her next book, The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. She is co-editor of Crib Sheets (Monacelli Press, 2005) and the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (MIT Press, 2005).


Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM and has lectured and taught internationally, as Professor at the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, as Davenport Professor at Yale, and as studio professor at UCLA. He curated the exhibitions "Intricacy" (2003) at the ICA in Philidelphia, and "Intricate Surface" (2003) at the MAK in Vienna. He is the editor of Folding in Architecture (Architectural Design, 1993), the author of Animate Form (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), and Folds, Bodies, and Blobs: Collected Essays (La Lettre Vole, 1998).


Getting To “Why?”, Gregory S. Palermo Oct 2005

Getting To “Why?”, Gregory S. Palermo

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This is a case study of the development of a learning outcomes centered, large lecture, introductory design theory course, and a best practices presentation of active learning exercises aimed at getting to ‘Why?’ from ‘What?’. Getting to ‘Why?’ is a principal objective for me in large-lecture undergraduate education. In 1996 and 2003 I participated in developing required foundation theory courses for architecture and design averaging 220-260 students per section. Central to both are active learning exercises for analyzing the concrete ‘Who, what, where and when?’ to discern a ‘Why?’. This paper addresses the importance of ‘Why?’, and the learning outcomes ...


City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture And Liturgical Theatrics In New Spain (Book Review), Charlotte M. Gradie Oct 2005

City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture And Liturgical Theatrics In New Spain (Book Review), Charlotte M. Gradie

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Charlotte Gradie.

Lara, Jaime. City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.

ISBN 9780268033644


Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor Oct 2005

Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor

Architecture Publications

In the introduction to her beautifully illustrated and well-written history of interwar modern architecture in Serbia, Ljiljana Blagojevic remarks that the architects of Belgrade's modernist circles "were neither friends nor disciples of any of the masters of the European modern movement, they knew not their 'gods' in person, they followed only reflections and translations" (p. x). Working with the themes of marginality, authenticity and identity formation, Blagojevic argues convincingly that modernity in Serbia was expressed formally through a borrowed, western European style that masked traditional building methods and spatial arrangements behind fashionable facades.


La Ornamentación De La Alhambra De Granada Y Su Proyección En La Cultura Y La Religión = The Ornamentación Of The Alhambra Of Granada And Its Projection In The Culture And Religion, Alyssa Anderson Oct 2005

La Ornamentación De La Alhambra De Granada Y Su Proyección En La Cultura Y La Religión = The Ornamentación Of The Alhambra Of Granada And Its Projection In The Culture And Religion, Alyssa Anderson

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

During the three years between my first visit to Spain and my arrival this past September, the one thing that stuck with me and continued to call my attention was the Alhambra. Upon experiencing this both historically and artistically important site, I felt completely enchanted, and a little mystified, by the grandeur of the architecture, the intricate decoration, and the extensive gardens. Since then I have enrolled in a university and have dedicated my studies there to Art History, therefore, there was no question that the Alhambra would be the perfect subject for my independent study. Although I knew before ...


Building The Financial Facade: Jacques-Denis Antoine's Hotel De La Monnaie, The Parisian Mint, 1765-1775, Amanda C.R. Clark Aug 2005

Building The Financial Facade: Jacques-Denis Antoine's Hotel De La Monnaie, The Parisian Mint, 1765-1775, Amanda C.R. Clark

Library Faculty Scholarship

"Building the Financial Facade: Jacques-Denis Antoine's Hotel de la Monnaie, The Parisian Mint, 1765-1775," a thesis prepared by Amanda Catherine Roth Clark in partial fulfillment of the requitements for the Master of Arts degree in the Department of Art History."


Ua1b2/1/9 Oral History Part Ii, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson Jul 2005

Ua1b2/1/9 Oral History Part Ii, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson

WKU Archives Records

Part II of an interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.


Visualizing Complexity : A Spatial Analysis Of Decorative Geometric Pattern In The Islamic World, 900-1400 Ad, Tracy Elizabeth Harrison Jun 2005

Visualizing Complexity : A Spatial Analysis Of Decorative Geometric Pattern In The Islamic World, 900-1400 Ad, Tracy Elizabeth Harrison

Dissertations and Theses

This study explores how the use of complex decorative geometric patterns in Islamic architecture spatially relates to advances in the fields of science and philosophy in the Islamic world between the ninth and fourteenth centuries. This project examines hypotheses developed by vario~s scholars on the forces that shaped the use of these patterns (known as the geometric mode) in Islamic architecture. The prevailing assumption that advances in mathematics contributed to the use of the geometric mode is used as a starting point for subsequent analysis.

For this study, two spatial databases were created. One contains over two hundred and ...


Rise And Fall Of The Continuum Revivalism In Architecture, Tyler Caine May 2005

Rise And Fall Of The Continuum Revivalism In Architecture, Tyler Caine

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Abstract not Included


Landscape Architecture: A Terminal Case?, Heidi M. Hohmann, Joern Langhorst Apr 2005

Landscape Architecture: A Terminal Case?, Heidi M. Hohmann, Joern Langhorst

Landscape Architecture Publications

Late last year, two faculty members at Iowa State University circulated a manifesto to other departments of landscape architecture, charging that the field has outlived its historic purpose. Read excerpts from the manifest below, then read what Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA; Peter Jacobs, FASLA; Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA; Patrick A. Miller, FASLA; James Palmer, FASLA; Steven Velegrinis; and Peter Walker, FASLA, and Jane Gillette had to say in response.


Editor's Note, James L. Yarnall Apr 2005

Editor's Note, James L. Yarnall

Newport History

During the last decades of the nineteenth century, Newport had more than its fair share of remarkable personalities who shaped its unique literary, artistic, and social cultures. Maud Howe Elliott has until now been little recognized for her prominent role in all these areas. This issue of Newport History features an article by Nancy Whipple Grinnell that rectifies this oversight by charting Elliott's important role in the formation of the Art Association of Newport, predecessor to the Newport Art Museum. In the 1870s, the young architect Charles Follen McKim was another Newport habitué of particular note. This issue of ...


Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs Jan 2005

Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Leopold Eidlitz (1823-1908) was born in Prague and trained in Vienna as a land manager, a position in which he would have worked for the Austrian government as a building inspector or designer of small, rural structures. He came to the United States seeking work as an architect in 1843. Arriving alone, he quickly settled into American society, and within three years moved from a job with Richard Upjohn, the English-born designer of Trinity Church, Wall Street, into his own practice. He subsequently married into an old New England family and began a career in which he worked with the ...


William Faulkner's Memphis: Architectural Identity, Urban Edge Condition, And Prostitution In 1905 Memphis, Justin Faircloth Jan 2005

William Faulkner's Memphis: Architectural Identity, Urban Edge Condition, And Prostitution In 1905 Memphis, Justin Faircloth

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

It has been said by wags that Memphis (Tennessee) is the largest city in Mississippi. Unquestionably, Memphis is the commercial and cultural capital of the Mississippi River delta country north of Vicksburg. As such it figures prominently in the works of southern writers, especially William Faulkner. Faulkner's characters seek out Memphis as a place of excitement and escape. This paper deals with Faulkner's description of Memphis as it existed in the early decades of the twentieth century; the focus is on passages of The Rievers, but passages from other works are included as well. Because so many of ...


What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong Jan 2005

What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The type of courtyard house, as found within the Inner City of Beijing, is a well-developed Chinese housing typology. All houses in this area share a homogeneous pattern and texture in form and spatial layout. Particularly, certain distinguishing features can be easily identified across houses. This paper explains: (1) the outstanding features found in almost all courtyard houses in the city of Beijing, as well as in other cities across China, (2) the reasons why these features were preserved for more than two thousand years, (3) the socio-cultural driving forces that have maintained these features historically, and (4) the challenges ...


We Dig Graves—All Sizes, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 2005

We Dig Graves—All Sizes, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

In small-town Missouri, for amusement, on Sundays, we shop. So several weeks ago, needing nothing but having heard rumors of the arrival of a new line from the East, I aimed my RX-7 at the town's only Target. There, to my delight, household accoutrements from the onetime "Cubist kitchen king" abound. Tastefully packaged in blue and white cartons, all items are titled and come complete with a square photo of the designer, his signature, his bar code, and the following credo: "The Michael Graves product line is an inspired balance of form and function. At once it is sensible ...


Building For The Future: The Aspirational Architecture Of Edith Cowan University, Glenys Haalebos Jan 2005

Building For The Future: The Aspirational Architecture Of Edith Cowan University, Glenys Haalebos

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

When ECU decided to re-locate its headquarters, it not only made history- becoming the first modern university in Australia to take such a bold move - it also began a process of immense symbolic and strategic importance for its future. It was symbolic because, as this book illustrates, the University used inspirational architecture to create a powerful new public persona. It was strategic because these beautiful and functional structures have significantly enhanced our reputation as a provider of quality teaching and research and established us as a committed, energetic partner with our surrounding communities.


Book Review, Lex Bosman, The Power Of Tradition: Spolia In The Architecture Of St. Peter's In The Vatican (Uitgeverij Verloren, 2004), Dorothy Habel Dec 2004

Book Review, Lex Bosman, The Power Of Tradition: Spolia In The Architecture Of St. Peter's In The Vatican (Uitgeverij Verloren, 2004), Dorothy Habel

Dorothy Metzger Habel

No abstract provided.


Conservation, Erasure, And Intervention: Rome's Ancient Heritage And The History Of Ss. Cosma E Damiano, Gregor Kalas Dec 2004

Conservation, Erasure, And Intervention: Rome's Ancient Heritage And The History Of Ss. Cosma E Damiano, Gregor Kalas

Gregor A. Kalas

No abstract provided.


The Culture Of Criticism: Adolf Behne And The Development Of Modern Architecture In Germany, 1910-1914, Kai K. Gutschow Dec 2004

The Culture Of Criticism: Adolf Behne And The Development Of Modern Architecture In Germany, 1910-1914, Kai K. Gutschow

Kai K. Gutschow

This dissertation investigates the early career of the German architectural critic Adolf Behne (1885-1948) and the crucial role he played in defining and promoting an early vision of modern architecture. During the particularly vibrant cultural moment in Germany before World War I, Behne became intent on finding artistic and architectural alternatives to what he perceived as the elitism, materialism, and decadence of Wilhelmine society. Influenced by the cultural program of the Socialist party, Behne believed that modern art had to be made accessible to all, and that modern architecture must be grounded in a "social conscience." The theories of Expressionist ...