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Rykwert, Joseph 1926-

Overview
Works: 248 works in 906 publications in 9 languages and 13,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Festschriften  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Creator, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: NA737.M44, 720.92
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Most widely held works about Joseph Rykwert
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Rykwert
The idea of a town : the anthropology of urban form in Rome, Italy and the ancient world by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

88 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architecture by Robert Tavernor( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Greek antiquity the human body has been regarded as a microcosm of universal harmony. In this book an international group of architects, architectural historians, and theorists examines the relation of the human body and architecture
On Adam's house in Paradise; the idea of the primitive hut in architectural history by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of On Adam's House in Paradise (first published by the Museum of Modern Art) incorporates all the original illustrations and several new ones, as well as additional text by the author. On Adam's House in Paradise "takes off backward through history hunting for Adam's house, the original image. En route, with wry wit and charm, Rykwert singes every generation of architectural theoreticians back to Vitruvius, but he manages to illuminate their efforts and their immolations." -- Charles Moore, Progressive Architecture
The seduction of place : the city in the twenty-first century by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To understand why people love or hate their cities and why cities succeed or fail their inhabitants, Joseph Rykwert examines a broad spectrum of urban centers. Among them are Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, sprawled around its old center; Berlin, newly reunited and furiously rebuilding; New Delhi and Islamabad, new capitals that exist alongside older towns; grandly planned cities like Chandigarh, Canberra, and Brasilia; and more modest new towns like Columbia, Maryland, and Celebration, Florida, built in an attempt to correct the problems endemic to big cities." "Rykwert looks at image, style, and ornament; at public space and buildings; at infrastructure and street layout; at the visual qualities of contrast, strife, and energy that contribute to a city's appeal. Discussing both successes and failures, he suggests ways in which we can retain - or return to - the sense of place and individuation that determines the nourishing character and soul of the urban landscape."--Jacket
The first moderns : the architects of the eighteenth century by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancing column : on order in architecture by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters cover an astonishing breadth of material, including the notions of a set number and a proportional as well as an ornamental rule of the orders; the theological-philosophical interpretatio Christiana of antiquity on which the domination of the orders relied; the astrological and geometrical canon of the human figure; gender and column; the body as a constantly refashioned cultural product; the Greek temple building and the nature of cult; and the endurance of ornamental forms and the function of symbols
Louis Kahn by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The publication of this book coincides with the centenary of the birth of American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974), though its immediate occasion is the new collection of photographs that illustrate the text and provide an opportunity to reconsider Kahn's achievement and his way of working. Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert has written a sensitive appreciation of Kahn's career and oeuvre, and photographer Roberto Schezen traveled the world to photograph fifteen of Kahn's major projects especially for this volume. Supplementing the photographs are dozens of Kahn's sketches and plans for many of his built and unbuilt designs."--Jacket
Church building by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second Vatican Council's "Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy" has had an important effect on the design and construction of contemporary churches. The author here demonstrates the relationship between liturgical practices and church architecture. He also examines the political, economic and social factors that dictated architectural expression from the time of the catacombs to the magnificent creations of Le Corbusier
The necessity of artifice : ideas in architecture by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Meier, architect : 1992/1999 by Richard Meier( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and significance of Richard Meier's work is discussed in two essays by the distinguished architectural historians and critics Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert. A postscript by Arata Isozaki, a biographical chronology, and a selected bibliography complete the monograph
Richard Meier, architect : 1985/1991 by Richard Meier( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest installment ... on one of America's most important architects, Richard Meier, Architect--Volume 4 documents Meier's work since the publication of the previous volume in 1999 ... purity and power of Meier's unique and celebrated vision. Twenty-seven residential, commercial, and civic projects in all are featured ... The development and significance of Richard Meier's work is discussed in two essays by the distinguished architectural historians and critics Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwerk."--Front cover flap
Robert and James Adam : the men and the style by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The judicious eye : architecture against the other arts by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the definitive history of the relationships between painting, sculpture, and architecture as they have shifted over the past three centuries."--Jacket
Leon Battista Alberti by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

21 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villa : from ancient to modern by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palladian ideal by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the villas designed by Andrea Palladio, along with later buildings inspired by his influence
Structure and meaning in human settlements( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the relationships between form, space, and cultural meaning in human habitation. Authors from a variety of disciplines and international sites address the possibilities of common ground in architectural theories about place and dwelling, anthropological research on settlement archaeology, and the study of cultural landscapes and geography. Illustrated with 220 full-color images, this book is a unique attempt to combine thinking about cultural meaning in space and settlements, both ancient and contemporary."--Jacket
Visionary clients for new architecture by Peter Noever( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead of architects talking about their designs, this volume puts clients in the spotlight who are responsible for the renewal of architectural projects: Thomas Krens, director of the Guggenheim Foundation who contracted Frank O Gehry for the new Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and Rolf Fehlbaum, director of the Vitra company, including a Design museum. There generally is a tricky balance of power between the architect en the client. Considering that standardized construction methods dominate the world, these examples of succesful collaboration provide an alternative to the usual way of commissioning a building. A whole chapter is dedicated to new museum buildings, now a days represented like a work of art itself
Vittorio Gregotti & Associates = Gregotti Associati by Joseph Rykwert( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grotta House by Richard Meier by Richard Meier( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best architects are often defined by a singular residential commission - for example, Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright or the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. In Richard Meier's case, the Grotta House is the culmination of the styles and techniques that can be found in the best of his work. Designed and constructed in the second half of the 1980s, the house also exhibits the Grottas exceptional collection of crafts and furniture." "This book, which includes a very candid interview with the Grottas as well as detailed photography and text commenting on every facet of the residence, is essential reading for the modern architect or anyone who aspires to commission a house."--Jacket
 
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The seduction of place : the city in the twenty-first century
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Body and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architectureOn Adam's house in Paradise; the idea of the primitive hut in architectural historyThe seduction of place : the city in the twenty-first centuryThe dancing column : on order in architectureLouis KahnRichard Meier, architect : 1992/1999Richard Meier, architect : 1985/1991The judicious eye : architecture against the other arts
Alternative Names
Joseph Rykwert

Joseph Rykwert Brits architectuurhistoricus

Joseph Rykwert historiador británico

Joseph Rykwert historien britannique

Joseph Rykwert storico dell'architettura inglese

Rykwert, J. 1926-

Rykwert, J. (Joseph), 1926-

Rykwert, Joseph

Рикверт, Джозеф

リクワート, J.

リクワート, ジョーゼフ

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