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Rudofsky, Bernard 1905-1988

Overview
Works: 86 works in 457 publications in 6 languages and 8,130 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Dedicatee, zxx, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA9053.S7, 711.74
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Architecture without architects, an introduction to nonpedigreed architecture by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

95 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streets for people; a primer for Americans by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kimono mind : an informal guide to Japan and the Japanese by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfashionable human body by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern man's sexual appetites depend almost entirely on visual stimulation. His olfactory sense would make a hyena laugh, his sense of touch is inferior to that of a whirligig beetle. This unbalance, the author believes, was brought on in no small degree by the sort of clothes we wear, and the misconceptions attached to them. In our society, the naked body is believed to be incomplete--a body minus clothes. It is the packaged body that we take for the man and the woman. Regarding as we do our body coverings a utility or a convention, we generally ignore their powers to stimulate the nervous system. To better size up the causes of our sensual atrophy, the author sets out to examine the maze of prejudices and inhibitions that entrap the human body. He appraises woman's emotional need to reveal her charms, and the role of shame traditionally imposed on her. He comments on the American's infatuation with the female breast (a consequence, he suspects, of the national habit of drinking milk long after infancy); he draws attention to that little understood expedient of dress, the décolletage, especially its lesser known forms, the artful tear and the multiple windows for breasts, elbow tips and knee caps. Nor does he forget the codpiece, tabooed in our days of uncertain masculinity
The prodigious builders : notes toward a natural history of architecture with special regard to those species that are traditionally neglected or downright ignored by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and French and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now I lay me down to eat : notes and footnotes on the lost art of living by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the catalogue for an art exhibit of the same name in 1980 at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York. It's relatively small and modest--9-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 1/2". Yet it is a treasure-trove of pictures and lore that I have never found anywhere else. The name derives from the ancient custom of reclining to dine, something very familiar to biblical scholars and ancient artists, but completely lost in Medieval and Renaissance depictions of the Last Supper. Another major section is devoted to the development (and artistic representation) of bathing as a communal activity over the centuries. As a lifelong student of the history and development of Roman Catholic liturgical practices, I found this book fascinating in revealing the interplay of culture and custom in the development of baptismal and eucharistic symbolism and practice
Are clothes modern? An essay on contemporary apparel by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

11 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the picture window by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1959 in English and Japanese and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straßen für Menschen by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architektur ohne Architekten : eine Einführung in die anonyme Architektur by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta/Sybaris : keine neue Bauweise, eine neue Lebensweise tut not by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Architecture insolite : une histoire naturelle de l'architecture concernant, en particulier, ses aspects le plus souvent négligés ou totalement ignorés by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architektur ohne Architekten : eine Einführung in die anonyme Architektur by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture sans architectes : brève introduction à l'architecture spontanée by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructores prodigiosos by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture without architects : a short introd. to non-pedigreed architecture by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Rudofsky : a humane designer by Andrea Bocco Guarneri( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kimono maindo by Bernard Rudofsky( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route
 
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Architecture without architects, an introduction to nonpedigreed architecture
Alternative Names
Bernard Rudofsky

Bernard Rudofsky Amerikaans architect

Bernard Rudofsky architecte et écrivain

Bernard Rudofsky architetto, disegnatore e insegnante austriaco

Bernard Rudofsky arquitecte austríac

Bernard Rudofsky arquitecto austríaco

Bernard Rudofsky Austrian architect

Rudofski, Bernhard

Rudofsky, B.

Rudofsky, Bernard

루도프스키, 버나드 1905-1988

루돌프스키, 버나드 1905-1988

バーナード・ルドフスキー

ルドフスキー, B.

ルドフスキー, バーナード

Languages
English (271)

German (29)

Italian (16)

Japanese (15)

French (14)

Spanish (14)

Covers
Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky: das Leben - eine Reise : [anlässlich der Ausstellung Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky ; Architekturzentrum Wien, 8.3. - 28.5.2007 ; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, 3.7. - 30.9.2007 ; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 11.3. - 8.6.2008]Bernard Rudofsky : a humane designerLessons from Bernard Rudofsky : life as a voyageLessons from Bernard Rudofsky: das Leben - eine Reise : [anlässlich der Ausstellung Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky ; Architekturzentrum Wien, 8.3. - 28.5.2007 ; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, 3.7. - 30.9.2007 ; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 11.3. - 8.6.2008]Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky : life as a voyage