Sarasota Modern


Author: Andrew Weaving
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847828722
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Showcases an influential design style that was pervasive in Florida beachfront towns during the 1950s and 1960s, documenting the contributions of such architects as Paul Rudolf and Ralph Twitchell while tracing the movement's contributions to the establishment of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966


Author: John Howey
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262581561
Category: Architecture
Page: 209
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Foreword by Michael Sorkin Introduction by Richard Guy Wilson The years: 1941 to 1966. The place: Sarasota, Florida. The story: a sudden burst of fresh, innovative houses by a group of Americans who caught the imagination of the international architectural community. Inflected by local climate, construction practices, regional culture, and Florida life-style, the work of the Sarasota school of architecture -- founded by Ralph Twitchell and counting Paul Rudolph, Mark Hampton, Victor Lundy, and Gene Leedy among its practitioners -- marks a high point in the development of regional modernism in American architecture.Although the Sarasota school wasn't a consciously organized movement, it was an important chapter in American modernism that, unlike the earlier Bay Area school and Chicago school, has received little study or published scholarly treatment. John Howey, who practices architecture in the region, provides the first solid documentation of the Sarasota group's designs and theories. He has interviewed all of the surviving architects and original clients and has included a rich archive of photographs by Ezra Stoller, Alexandra Georges, and others whose views, particularly of the houses built between 1950 and 1960, gained world-wide exposure when they were first published forty years ago.Howey first investigates the early influences on the Sarasota group, particularly of Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida. He then discusses such pivotal events as the opening of Ralph Twitchell's office in 1936 and the arrival of Paul Rudolph in 1941. Later chapters illustrate the effect of World War II on the Sarasota architects; early postwar successes of Twitchell and Rudolph; the influences of the Bauhaus and International Style; the tendency of various Sarasota architects to create their own design directions; the arrival of Victor Lundy in 1954; the effect of changing economic, social, and political agendas on Sarasota's culture; and the philosophy and results of the Sarasota school.

Florida modern

residential architecture 1945-1970
Author: Jan Hochstim,Steven Brooke
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 271
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A visual study of the development of modern residential architecture in Florida from the end of World War II to 1970 documents the finest work from the era in areas from Key West to Jacksonville, examining the home's unique blend of stark, Bauhaus principles with key elements of Southern architecture to create a distinctive regional style.

Hidden History of Sarasota


Author: Jeff LaHurd
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614236429
Category: Photography
Page: 160
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Sarasota, Florida, a one-horse farming town turned thriving winter residence of the Ringling Bros. Circus and flocks of snowbirds, has experienced more than its share of quirky characters and peculiar events. Learn about the illustrious John Ringling, from the details of his daily breakfast to the fifty-five year saga that determined his final resting place. Find out the real identity of A NO. 1, the King of Hobos, who spent a night in Sarasota's finest hotel. Witness the most memorable wedding in Sarasota- between two gorillas. Join longtime resident and historian Jeff LaHurd as he chronicles the fascinating, forgotten stories that made Sarasota the exceptional city it is today.

Magician of the Modern

Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America
Author: Eugene R. Gaddis
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 030776124X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural mecca that would become the talk of the art world during the yeasty years between the two world wars. The first in the United States to mount a major Picasso retrospective, Austin was soon acquiring works by Dalí, Mondrian, Miró, Balthus, Max Ernst, and Alexander Calder. In the museum's new theater (which he designed), he staged the premiere of the revolutionary Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson opera Four Saints in Three Acts (with an all-black cast). At Lincoln Kirstein's instigation, he brought Balanchine to America. And he embraced all the new art forms, making film, photography, architecture, and contemporary music part of the life of his museum. For his own family he built a Palladian villa (now a recently restored national historic landmark), filling it with the baroque and the Bauhaus and inviting all the locals in to see how it felt to be modern. Austin's instinct for quality proved infallible. Whether acquiring a matchless Caravaggio or a startling Dalí, he balanced the old masters with the modern. Mounting provocative shows that linked the past to the present, he created dramatic installations--and he threw himself into everything, hanging fabrics, creating backdrops, stitching up costumes. He loved to teach, to paint, to act, to give lavish costume balls, and to dazzle audiences of all ages with his performances as a magician, the Great Osram. Brilliant at using his magician's sleight of hand, he could manipulate his conservative trustees to get what he wanted--but only up to a point. One more purchase of an incomprehensible abstract canvas, one outrageous party too many, one more shocking theatrical role, eventually led to a crisis. Never one to be idle for long, Austin left Hartford and took on a new challenge--to make an artistic triumph of the pink-and-white palace in Sarasota, Florida, known as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which housed the circus king's moldering but magnificent collection. Here is the colorful life of Chick Austin, and as we relish his audacious career--the risks he took, the successes he enjoyed along with the inevitable setbacks--we understand what a far-reaching influence he had on the way Americans look at and think about art. Not only a brilliant portrait of an extraordinary man, this wonderfully American story gives us a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the art world as it was then--and in many ways still is today. From the Hardcover edition.

Everyday Handmade

22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist
Author: Cassie Barden,Adrienne Smitke
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604684666
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Cassie Barden, author of the best-selling The New Handmade, and talented designer Adrienne Smitke present an exciting new array of designs for the modern sewist. Discover creative, stylish, and above all, practical projects by young designers who really know how to sew. Find 22 enticing ideas for bags and accessories, items for travel, and home decor--a terrific value Learn a variety of ways to personalize and embellish Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to create beautiful projects you'll appreciate for both their utility and style

Playful Home

Creative Style Ideas for Living with Kids
Author: Andrew Weaving,Andrew Wood
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780789329042
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Presents ideas for decorating boys' and girls' rooms that are tailored to the individual interests of children, featuring various themes, patterns, display and storage options, and even outdoor play areas.

Modern New York

The Life and Economics of a City
Author: Greg David
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230115101
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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A renowned economist and political commentator traces New York's economic dominance since the 1960s, offering insight into such major controversies as insider real estate laws and the untaxed underground economy. 40,000 first printing.

Living Retro


Author: Andrew Weaving,Andrew Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845976149
Category: House & Home
Page: 159
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As we reach the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, our passion for retro style shows no signs of fading. From the cerebral elegance of mid-century modern to the flamboyant opulence of the 1970s, retro interiors still have enormous appeal. In Living Retro, Andrew Weaving celebrates retro style in all its guises. It’s a multifaceted look embracing many different decorative styles, but it has at its heart a passion for vintage furniture and an understanding of the very best twentieth-century design. The interiors featured are varied in style, ranging from a slick, minimalist loft in London to an eclectic Parisian home full of found objects and a New York apartment that’s a cocktail of color and pattern. These diverse interiors all have one thing in common—they put their own unique spin on retro style. • A welcome successor to the highly acclaimed Modern Retro, also by Andrew Weaving, which has sold more than 70,000 copies. • Sumptuous photography by Andrew Wood.

Mary Modern


Author: Camille Deangelis
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307352595
Category: Fiction
Page: 359
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Frustrated by her unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant, genetic researcher Lucy Morrigan--living with her boyfriend in her family's crumbling old family mansion--successfully clones her grandmother from a blood stain on an old apron, but instead of a baby, she brings to life a twenty-two-year-old woman, confused by the modern world and by the remnants of lives she cannot remember. A first novel. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Paul Rudolph

The Florida Houses
Author: Christopher Domin,Joseph King
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1568986475
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Paul Rudolph, one of the twentieth century’s most iconoclastic architects, is best known – and most maligned – for his large “brutalist” buildings, like Yale’s Art and Architecture Building. So it will surprise many to learn that early in his career he developed a series of houses that represent the unrivaled possibilities of a modest American modernism. With their distinctive natural landscapes, local architectural precedents, and exploitation of innovative construction materials, the Florida houses, some eighty projects built between 1946 and 1961, brought modern architectural form into a gracious subtropical world of natural abundance developed to a high pitch of stylistic refinement. Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses reveals all of Rudolph’s early residential work. With Rudolph’s personal essays and renderings, duotone photographs by Ezra Stoller and Joseph Molitor, and insightful text by Joseph King and Christopher Domin, this compelling new book conveys the lightness, timelessness, strength, materiality, and transcendency of Rudolph’s work.

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
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Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

The Challenge of Change: Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement

Proceedings of the 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference
Author: D. van den Heuvel,M. Mesman,W. Quist
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607503719
Category: Architecture
Page: 568
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Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of Modern architecture in particular – has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a Modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of Modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly changing world of digital revolution, worldwide mobility and environmental awareness. This volume aims to provide a variety of platforms for the exchange of ideas and experience. A large, international group of architects, historians, scholars, preservationists and other parties involved in the processes of preserving, renovating and transforming Modern buildings has been invited to investigate the paradox of the Modern monument, and to reflect on the manifold dilemmas of change and continuity. The general theme is elaborated through five sub-themes. The sub-theme ‘Change and Continuity’ addresses the tensions between change and continuity from a historical-theoretical perspective. ‘Restructuring Cities and Landscapes’ focuses on the larger scale of city and landscape, while ‘Shifts in Programme and Flexibility’ draws attention to the scale of the building or building complex, and questions limits of re-use and flexibility. The fourth sub-theme deals with education and the fifth sub-theme ‘Progress, Technology and Sustainability’ considers specific issues of techniques and materials.

Understanding Modern

The Modern Home as it was and as it is Today
Author: Lisa Freedman
Publisher: Quadrille Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
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How Do I Get There from Here?

Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply
Author: George Schofield
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814438695
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Challenge the way you think about retirement. Not long ago everyone knew what the word "retirement" meant. The expectation was that you worked until age 65-and then coasted through your golden years courtesy of a comfortable nest egg. Today, when living to 90 is common, when savings are slim, when people work longer and change jobs frequently, clinging to an outdated concept of retirement gets you nowhere. The changes ahead require an incremental approach to planning-and you better begin now. The new After 50 Lifestyle calls for more than money: it demands conscious engagement, diverse interests, and the ability to adapt. How Do I Get There from Here? helps you plot your direction for the coming decades. The first step is to acknowledge where you are-reviewing your assets, both the tangible (e.g. finances, health, relationships) and intangible (e.g. unfulfilled ambitions and new intentions). Then self-reflective questions and exercises walk you through imagining your future, identifying skills you'll need, and preparing for inevitable twists and turns along the way. A retirement of nonstop leisure is not just unreachable, but for most, undesirable. How Do I Get There from Here? guides you toward a dynamic future...designed just for you.

Explorer's Guide South Florida: Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Second Edition)


Author: Sandra Friend,Trish Riley,Kathy Wolf
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579020
Category: Travel
Page: 528
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This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys. In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families. From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss. Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.

Modern Schools

A Century of Design for Education
Author: T. Hille
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470916451
Category: Architecture
Page: 528
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