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McCoy, Esther

Works: 85 works in 302 publications in 4 languages and 5,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Biography  Guidebooks  Designs and plans  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Curator, Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: NA730.C2, 720.973
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Most widely held works by Esther McCoy
Richard Neutra by Esther McCoy( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eighty pages of reproductions including photographs, plans and drawings
Blueprints for modern living : history and legacy of the case study houses by Esther McCoy( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes eight main essays as well as contributions from Elizabeth A.T. Smith, this volume documents the Case Study House Program, carried out between 1945 and 1966 where 36 experimental prototype houses were built by leading Californian architects
Case study houses, 1945-1962 by Esther McCoy( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five California architects by Esther McCoy( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craig Ellwood; architecture by Esther McCoy( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constructed view : the architectural photography of Julius Shulman by Joseph Rosa( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 389 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
Arts & architecture : the Entenza years( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to U.S. architecture, 1940-1980 by Esther McCoy( Book )

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

The second generation by Esther McCoy( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern California houses; case study houses, 1945-1962 by Esther McCoy( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises the "Case study house" program of the magazine "arts and architecture". Includes brief biographical notes on the architects
IBM Information Systems Center, Sterling Forest, N.Y., 1972 : Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1973 by Gunnar Birkerts & Associates( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 158 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 116 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
Piecing together Los Angeles : an Esther McCoy reader by Esther McCoy( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 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
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

10 Italian architects; an exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art under the direction of Esther McCoy by Esther McCoy( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco Artigas by Francisco Artigas( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 64 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
Wohnbau auf neuen Wegen : Musterhäuser u. Bungalows. Ihre Planung, Konstruktion, Bauausführung u. Wirkung by Esther McCoy( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan O'Gorman : [exhibition] San Fernando Valley State College, February 12 through April 3, 1964 by Juan O'Gorman( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 43 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Case study houses, 1945-1962
Alternative Names
Esther McCoy

Esther McCoy Amerikaans historica (1904-1989)

Esther McCoy écrivaine américaine

Esther McCoy escritora estadounidense

Mac Coy, Esther, 1910-1989

MacCoy, Esther

MacCoy, Esther 1904-1989

MacCoy, Esther 1910-1989

Mc Coy, Esther 1904-1989

Mc Coy, Esther 1910-1989

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English (177)

German (16)

Italian (6)

Spanish (4)

Blueprints for modern living : history and legacy of the case study housesCase study houses, 1945-1962Five California architectsCraig Ellwood; architectureA constructed view : the architectural photography of Julius ShulmanArts & architecture : the Entenza years