Автор: Anderson Название: Aalto and America ISBN: 0300176007 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300176001 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 4938 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The internationally renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) created several landmarks of modern design in the United States. The first, the Finland Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, introduced his pioneering style to the country and established his reputation among his American peers. Subsequent designs produced in the United States marked major turning points in his evolving position as an architect. His commissioned project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Baker House dormitory (completed 1949) features an undulating facade of red brick, a material that references the building's Boston surroundings. Aalto's fan-shaped plan for the Mount Angel Abbey Library (completed 1970) in St. Benedict, Oregon, his consummate exploration of the library type, capitalizes on the local terrain and the use of natural light.
Aalto's designs had a lasting impact on American modernism, but his experiences in America also profoundly influenced his own stylistic development. Aalto and America is a detailed survey of this beneficial relationship, with contributions by fifteen international experts who explore these key designs in relation to larger themes in international politics, architectural culture, housing research, and modern criticism and design.
Автор: Odom Название: Russian Silver In America Cb ISBN: 1904832814 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904832812 Издательство: Macmillan Цена: 5292 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Hillwood Museum's Russian silver collection is the largest and most comprehensive outside Russia and curator emerita Anne Odom provides a cultural, political and historical context in which to view this fascinating collection. Russian Silver in America surveys Russian silver production, its changing forms, styles, imagery and techniques over more than 250 years. Drawing on the collections of both the Hillwood and other US museums, the book features colour plates of over 160 pieces: presentation gifts, commemorative and liturgical objects and pieces made for the court and growing merchant class, including drinking vessels, tea and coffee services, and chalices used by the former imperial family. Anne Odom charts the history of Russian silver through the baroque styles of the reigns of Peter and Elizabeth, the move to Rococo and Neoclassicism under Catherine and Paul, revivalist styles under Alexander I and Nicholas I, 19th-century styles up to Faberge, modernist production, and the fate of Russian silver after the Revolutions. Running throughout is the fascinating story of how and why so much Russian silver found its way into American collections--much of it sold by the Soviet government in the 1920s and 30s as it was considered to be of no artistic value. These sales mean that much of the extant Russian silver produced after 1835 is now housed in America.
Автор: Lash Название: America and the Sea ISBN: 0300114028 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300114027 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 2633 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The history of America is largely a history of the sea. This marvellous book features a selection of more than two hundred of the finest objects from Mystic
Seaport that tell the history of America and its maritime heritage. Presented with accessible texts and beautiful reproductions are masterpieces of maritime painting, exquisite photographs
of classic yachts and powerboat races, and diverse prints and watercolours.
Unique examples of American folk art - yarn paintings, reverse paintings on glass, sailors'
valentines, shadowbox ship models, and ships in bottles - are also explored in detail, along with watercraft, scrimshaw, ship figureheads, and silver yachting trophies. Essays written by
distinguished experts describe the individual forms of expression, discuss the artists and craftsmen, and offer commentary on the ways in which America's maritime history is interwoven
with its economic development and cultural history. Elegantly designed and lavishly produced, "America and the Sea" offers intriguing new evidence of the indisputable relevance of
maritime history to American life and art.