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Larkin, David 1936-

Works: 108 works in 569 publications in 5 languages and 24,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Comics (Graphic works)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Compiler, Redactor, Book designer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Larkin
Most widely held works by David Larkin
Faeries by Brian Froud( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and more than 200 drawings and paintings describe various kinds of elves and fairies found in myths, legends, and literature
Peanuts : a golden celebration : the art and the story of the world's best-loved comic strip by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book honors the art of the author & lets readers relive the life & times of the most beloved - & the most widely syndicated - comic strip in history, from its infancy in 1950 right through glorious middle age. Watch as your favorite characters grow into their most popular incarnations - Charlie Brown as tenacious baseball manager; Lucy as psychiatrist; Snoopy as Flying Ace; Linus as acolyte of the Great Pumpkin. One hundred ninety-two pages of two-color strips & 64 pages of four-color Sunday strips (more than 1,000 strips in all) & photographs are rounded out by Schulz's own comments (offering rare insight into the mind behind the mayhem). Annotation. Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published? "To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place."--Charles Schulz
Shaker--life, work, and art by June Sprigg( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Shaker's origins, beliefs, work, and daily life. Over 200 color photographs illustrate their architecture and furniture
Frank Lloyd Wright : the masterworks by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-eight of Wright's architectural designs, ranging from his early work in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s, show each building's evolution from conceptual sketch, plan, or drawings to finished masterwork
Giants by David Larkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated text discusses the giants of mythology, folklore, and fiction
American masterworks : the twentieth century house by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the twentieth century the United States has provided remarkably fertile ground for innovative residential architecture, from the Shingle Style pioneered on the East Coast in the late nineteenth century to the deconstructivist experiments in California today. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive often liberal clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. One chapter is devoted to each of 34 houses by such luminaries as Richard Neutra, Eliel Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore, Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry. Selections of the architects' plans and finest freehand drawings complement the photographs in this history of exceptional American house design. The text by Kenneth Frampton explores each house in depth, discussing its context in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements
Frederick Law Olmsted : designing the American landscape by Charles E Beveridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man of passionate vision and drive, Frederick Law Olmsted defined and named the profession of landscape architecture and designed America's most beloved parks and landscapes of the past century - New York's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Biltmore Estate, and many others. During a remarkable forty-year career that began in the mid-1800s, Olmsted created the first park systems, urban greenways, and suburban residential communities in this country. He was a pivotal figure in the movement to create and preserve natural parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Niagara Falls; and he contributed to the design of many academic campuses, including Stanford University in Palo Alto, California." "Today there is a resurgence of interest in Olmsted's work and legacy in both the United States and Europe. This timely volume, following the format of Rizzoli's successful Masterworks series, presents the breadth of Olmsted's work in expansive, beautiful color photographs by Paul Rocheleau, who conceived this book. The engaging text illuminates Olmsted's role as an indefatigable administrator and social reformer, a man who slept a scant few hours each night and rallied around causes ranging from anti-slavery to sanitary regulation. Olmsted's career reflected a deep concern for fostering community and using the restorative effects of natural scenery to counteract the debilitating forces of the modern city."--Jacket
The space shuttle operator's manual by Kerry Mark Joëls( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castles by Alan Lee( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts legends, folk stories, and fairy tales dealing with castles from the traditions of England, Norway, Germany, and other countries
Angkor : the hidden glories by Michael Freeman( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treehouses : the art and craft of living out on a limb by Peter Nelson( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a brief history of treehouses, from Caligula through the Medici to Queen Victoria. It shows how to design and build a treehouse, from picking the right tree to shingling the roof. And it tells the stories of dozens of treehouses and the people who built them, from simple platforms nailed together by kids to arboreal palaces constructed and lived in by grown-ups
American colonial : Puritan simplicity to Georgian grace by Wendell D Garrett( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American colonial design period moves from the late twilight of medievalism through traditional building methods to the sophisticated pattern-book formality of the Age of Enlightenment, with its rules of taste and insistence on order and symmetry. While early structures were largely derived from English prototypes, American buildings soon evidenced intense regionalism, reflecting local tastes and preferences; those tastes were in some cases academic and high style, and in others vernacular and of folk origin. The variety and dynamism in American domestic architecture in the colonial period are indicative of the pluralism of American society. Added to these factors of provincialism, regionalism, and academic tastes are the elements of social, cultural, economic, and technical history affecting American architecture. From the earliest period of simple heavy timber framing to the later period of elegant brick and stone, from wedding chests to Chippendale chairs, authentic colonial architecture and interiors are explored in more than two hundred color photographs that capture the essence of the colonial kitchen, parlor, bedchamber, and workshop. The principal photography is by Paul Rocheleau, who brings his expertise in architectural photography and sensitivity to the design period to this ultimate survey of American colonial
Mission : the history and architecture of the missions of North America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated history of the Spanish missions in North America traces for the first time the distinctive influences on their architecture. In these churches Arab and Catholic traditions combined to infuse a unique style into the New World. From Sonora in northern Mexico to the lands of the Apache in Arizona, from New Mexico to San Antonio, Texas, along the coast of California and on the shores of La Florida, the friars left their stamp on the missions, captured here in brilliant scope and detail. With stunning photographs taken exclusively for this book, here is a glorious visual document of the missions of North America and a fascinating account of how they changed the landscape of the American South and West."--Amazon
Adobe : building and living with earth by Orlando Romero( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The use of earth as a building material is as old as civilization. For the twentieth-century American, the process is most familiar in the sun-dried brick called adobe and the architectural style characteristic of the desert Southwest and the mission buildings of California." "Here, in more than two hundred pictures and a lucid, informed text, is the story of building and living with earth - from North and West Africa to the Iberian Peninsula, from the centuries-old Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe to the modern homes of the wealthy in the hills near Taos." "Essential to the story of adobe is the experience of construction itself, which is a communal act - families and friends engaged in the making of bricks and the raising of walls and rafters (called vigas), and the unique skill of applying the protective and beautifying plaster, a task often left to the talented women known as enjaradoras." "Adobe describes the wide variety of earthen architecture: the stark grandeur of the Taos pueblo; light-filled artists' studios; the typical hacienda with its living spaces surrounding a sunlit courtyard; and new houses designed to maintain a tradition yet providing abundant comfort and pleasure."--Jacket
When art worked by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorates the achievements of the artists put to work by the government and explores how their art repaired the national sense of self. From publisher description
Barn : the art of a working building by Elric Endersby( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of a working building. A step-by-step story of raising a barn as the epitome of "vernacular" architecture, use of materials
Victorian America : classical Romanticism to gilded opulence by Wendell D Garrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian age in America calls to mind classic images of heavily upholstered chairs, extensively carved woods, multicolored veneers, rococo and Gothic arches, and Moorish-influenced decor. It was a marvelously eclectic period noted for an undisciplined exuberance and unlimited riches made possible by the emerging Industrial Revolution
Frank Lloyd Wright : master builder by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and significant buildings of America's premier architect, from his early Prairie work in Oak Park, Illinois, in the 1890s to his daring creations of the 1940s and 1950s." "Published in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this superbly illustrated volume features previously unpublished photographs for which renowned architectural photographers Michael Freeman and Paul Rocheleau gained unprecedented access to some of Wright's masterworks. The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work, including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as several lesser-known residences such as the Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois." "The works featured here are succinctly documented by one of Wright's former apprentices, with text that details the development and execution of each commission. Also included throughout is a selection of Wright's extensive writings, unpublished talks, and private letters."--Jacket
The treehouse book by Peter Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retreats for adults and children
Wooden ship : the art, history, and revival of wooden boatbuilding by Peter H Spectre( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the art of wooden shipbuilding from the canoe to the pleasure craft of modern times
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Peanuts : a golden celebration : the art and the story of the world's best-loved comic strip
Peanuts : a golden celebration : the art and the story of the world's best-loved comic stripShaker--life, work, and artFrank Lloyd Wright : the masterworksAmerican masterworks : the twentieth century houseFrederick Law Olmsted : designing the American landscapeThe space shuttle operator's manualTreehouses : the art and craft of living out on a limbAmerican colonial : Puritan simplicity to Georgian grace
Alternative Names
Larkin, David

ラーキン, D.

ラーキン, デヴィッド

English (226)

French (5)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Spanish (1)