Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I am trying to get used to the new name.
Today we we received a large book - 'Meir'. Its about Richard Meier and Partners - Complete works 1963 to 2008. The call number is NA737 M44 A4. It will be in the oversize section. There are some beautiful pictures.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
|1. Title||Seattle Public Library, OMA/LMN / [editors, Michael Kubo and Ramon Prat ; photographs, Ramon Prat].|
|Pub Info|| Barcelona : Actar, Text is primarily articles from the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer newspapers.|
|Title||Process : Seattle Central Library / Lara Swimmer|
|Pub Info||Seattle, Wash. : Documentary Media, c2004|
Thursday, June 11, 2009
'Assemblies Cost Data' is an example of one of the 'Means' reference books.
Friday, May 22, 2009
On the Taschen website I found this description:
" Thanks to Julius Shulman's abandoned files, an unknown side of American mid-century architecture is now coming to light.
The buildings burned in our memories, which to us represent the spirit of fifties and sixties architectural design, were those whose pictures were widely published in magazines and books; but what about those that got lost in the process, hardly or never appearing in publication?
The exchange of visual information is crucial to the development, evolution, and promotion of architectural movements. If a building is not widely seen, its photograph rarely or never published, it simply does not enter into architectural discourse. Many buildings photographed by Julius Shulman suffered this fate, their images falling into oblivion. With this book, TASCHEN brings them to light, paying homage to California Modernism in all its forms.
The abandoned files of Julius Shulman show us another side of Modernism that has stayed quiet for so many years. Bringing together nearly 300 forgotten masterpieces, 'Modernism Rediscovered' pays tribute to these lesser known yet outstanding contributions to the modern architectural movement. It's like sneaking into a private history, into homes that have rarely been seen and hardly appreciated as of yet."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Dictionary.com gives this definition:
3. Architecture. the landscaping and other nearby environmental features shown on a rendering of a building.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I especially enjoyed 'The Western Architect' from 1909.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The library today received a book titled - Julia Morgan : Architect of Beauty
Author: Mark A. Wilson
Call Number NA737 M68 2007
Great illustrations - It looks like an interesting exploration of her life and career.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
It lists 1,037 buildings, 653 architects, 6 geographical regions and 89 countries.
Its huge.....and a lot of fun to look through.
The call number is
NA687 .P48 2008
Friday, March 13, 2009
Here is the URL for the page.
I typed in Brastad to find the interviews. His wife Elizabeth - Jennies Sister participated in one of the interviews. It was strange to hear his voice after so many years.
Monday, March 9, 2009
There are several style guides that they use:
and Chicago Styleguide are the guides that they are usually required to use.
We have brief handouts at the desk for both of these guides, and we have the 15th edition of the Chicago Styleguide in our reference section.
Friday, March 6, 2009
It is in the Architecture reference section.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This is what the magazines web page says
"DETAIL is an international magazine dedicated to architecture and construction details. Each issue focuses on a particular aspect of design, such as constructing with concrete, roof structures, renovations, etc. Emphasis is placed on presenting designs in great detail, and complementing these with drawings in practical scales and superb photographs that illustrate real world examples from near and far. DETAIL Concept, published bi-annually, delves in-depth into the entire construction process. "
DETAIL is also the name of the publishing house, the Institut für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation GmbH & Co. KG. This was founded in 1961 and is based in Munich, Germany. The editorial department here publishes the following three high-class volumes targeted at architects:
DETAIL, available in over 80 countries, is published in five languages:
- DETAIL in German & English as a bilingual version with a translation supplement in French, Italian, and Russian. This appears 10 times annually.
- DETAIL ENGLISH – a fully translated version that appears 6 times a year
- DETAIL SPANISH – 5 issues per year
- DETAIL CHINESE – 6 issues per year
- DETAIL JAPANESE - 6 issues per year
DETAIL not only publishes the magazine and technical books, it also offers a host of online services, such as:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
NA735 S45 S53 1998
made me more aware of the architect names in Seattle.
Caroline Swope's book 'Classic Houses of Seattle' NA7238 S4 S94 has a nice chapter on researching your homes history.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Here is a link to more information about FERPA from the University of Washington home page.
|Author||Kunz, Martin Nicholas.|
|Title||Best designed hotel pools : indooor & outdoor, contemporary minimalistic, rooftop, natural curves / Martin Nicholas Kunz.|
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry:
LEED was created to accomplish the following:
- Define "green building" by establishing a common standard of measurement
- Promote integrated, whole-building design practices
- Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry
- Stimulate green competition
- Raise consumer awareness of green building benefits
- Transform the building market
Friday, February 13, 2009
I have looked at titles about the early Ballard neighborhood, Fredrick and Nelson - the department store of my childhood, and a book about 'Vanishing Seattle'.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I found it interesting to explore - entering names of architects that I had heard of, place names, or streets.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
AUTHOR Laurens, Alain.
TITLE Vivons perchés. English
TITLE Treehouse living : 50 innovative designs / Alain Laurens, Daniel Dufour, Ghislain André ; photographs by Vincent Thfoin ; preface by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
This is my first entry into the blog world.