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McCoy, Esther

Works: 64 works in 302 publications in 6 languages and 6,381 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Pictorial works  Biography  Guidebooks  Designs and plans  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Creator, Author of screenplay, Curator
Classifications: NA730.C2, 720.973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Esther McCoy
Richard Neutra by Esther McCoy( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eighty pages of reproductions including photographs, plans and drawings
Five California architects by Esther McCoy( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case study houses, 1945-1962 by Esther McCoy( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises the "Case study house" program of the magazine "arts and architecture". Includes brief biographical notes on the architects
Arts & architecture : the Entenza years by Esther McCoy( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blueprints for modern living : history and legacy of the case study houses by Elizabeth A. T Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes eight main essays as well as contributions from Elizabeth A.T. Smith, this volume documents the Case Study House Progam, carried out between 1945 and 1966 where 36 experimental prototype houses were built by leading Californian architects
A constructed view : the architectural photography of Julius Shulman by Joseph Rosa( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Shulman, one of the great masters of modern architectural photography, is the preeminent recorder of early California modernism. By 1927 when he was sixteen, Shulman was already using the family Brownie box camera to document his Southern California surroundings and experiences; in 1936, his professional career was launched when he sent Richard Neutra some uncommissioned photographs of the architect's Kun House. Shulman went on to document the famous Case Study House Program (architects included Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, and Eero Saarinen) and also the architecture of the 1930s through the 1980s, especially that of Southern California, but also country- and worldwide. His subjects included the buildings of R.M. Schindler, John Lautner, Raphael Soriano, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Oscar Niemeyer, among many others. Through his work, Shulman defined the image of Los Angeles and framed the architecture of the time for a global audience. In addition to an overview of Shulman's career and photographic oeuvre, this book emphasizes Shulman's method of "constructing" photographic views. These constructions, which complemented his innate ability to compose striking photographs often transcend reality to capture the spirit, time and place of a work of architecture. An analysis of architecture's visual presentation examines not only the media of the era - John Entenza's Arts & Architecture, for instance - but also the work of Shulman's photographic contemporaries
Guide to U.S. architecture, 1940-1980 by Esther McCoy( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second generation by Esther McCoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna to Los Angeles : two journeys by Esther McCoy( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathetic seeing : Esther McCoy and the heart of American modernist architecture and design by Kimberli Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reyner Banham once said of the great architecture historian Esther McCoy (1904-1989) that "no-one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all." Esther McCoy first moved to Los Angeles in 1932, commencing what would be a lifelong infatuation with the city's architecture and a vocation as the pre-eminent historian of west coast modernist architecture. Initially employed as a draftswoman in the studio of R.M. Schindler, McCoy became intimately involved in the preservationist politics of Los Angeles, contributing significant coverage of controversial slum clearances and spending nearly a decade campaigning to save Dodge House in West Hollywood from demolition. By 1960, McCoy had published "Five California Architects," her seminal study of the work of Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Rudolf Schindler. Through this pioneering volume and subsequent books, essays and lectures, McCoy established the terms by which we understand the history of California modernism today. "Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design" is the first major catalogue to survey this distinguished figure's life and work. Highlighting the extraordinary range and significance of her presence in the field, this volume affirms McCoy's place as a key figure in American architectural history
Irving Gill, 1870-1936 by Los Angeles County Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piecing together Los Angeles : an Esther McCoy reader by Esther McCoy( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader is the first collection of her writing. From fiction for The New Yorker to seminal essays on new architectural forms, the arc of her work sparkles with a passion for the modern. This essential volume includes out-of-print essays, articles, and short stories, as well as hitherto unpublished lectures, correspondence, and memoirs that together illuminate the breadth and complexity of McCoy's groundbreaking work. An introductory essay by writer and anthology editor Susan Morgan provides a lucid conceptual framework for understanding the development and diversity of McCoy's writing and the region that inspired it
10 Italian architects; an exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art under the direction of Esther McCoy by Esther McCoy( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco Artigas by Francisco Artigas( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Case study house program, 1945-1966 an anecdotal history & commentary by Elizabeth A. T Smith( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Case Study House Program initiated by John Entenza of Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945, through interviews with key participants. The Program was an attempt to shape the course of the post-World War II building boom away from traditional housing and toward progressive modern design by using new technologies to produce well-designed affordable housing. Includes film of ten of the houses built in the Program, and commentary by the architects and original clients
Juan O'Gorman : [exhibition] San Fernando Valley State College, February 12 through April 3, 1964 by Juan O'Gorman( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunnar Birkerts and Associates by William Marlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finding aid to the Esther McCoy papers by Barbara J Milby Dawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Case study houses, 1945-1962
Alternative Names
Mac Coy, Esther, 1910-1989

MacCoy, Esther

MacCoy, Esther 1910-1989

Mc Coy, Esther 1910-1989

Five California architectsCase study houses, 1945-1962Arts & architecture : the Entenza yearsBlueprints for modern living : history and legacy of the case study housesA constructed view : the architectural photography of Julius Shulman