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Zukowsky, John 1948-

Works: 90 works in 422 publications in 3 languages and 8,770 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Drawings  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: NA735.C4, 720.977311074
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Zukowsky
Chicago architecture, 1872-1922 : birth of a metropolis( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and German and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago architecture and design, 1923-1993 : reconfiguration of an American metropolis by Exhibition Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and German and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sky's the limit : a century of Chicago skyscrapers by John Zukowsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the skyscraper and the Chicago School of architecture from the 1880s to the present day
Masterpieces of Chicago architecture by John Zukowsky( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 200 illustrations drawn from the Art Institute of Chicago's repository of architectural drawings, models, and building fragments present a striking record of Chicago's great buildings and structures
Mies reconsidered : his career, legacy, and disciples by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse architect van Duitse origine Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) in woord en beeld
Skyscrapers : the new millennium( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The introductory essay, "Skyscrapers Before the New Millenium: A Question of Boom or Bust," addresses the topic of the contemporary skyscraper by looking at the economic and political backdrop of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as significant technological innovations at the turn of the millenium. The projects section surveys contemporary skyscrapers, arranged according to geographic clusters that include North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as by nations and cities. The epilogue, "The Elusive Dream," reports on the ongoing race for the world's tallest building, and is accompanied by informative biographies of architects and firms, a list of selected readings and websites, and an index of architects, buildings, and their locations."--Jacket
Frank Lloyd Wright : mid-century modern by Alan Hess( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Frank Lloyd Wright's career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian Houses, and the Lovness House, as well as a vast array of innovative furniture and object design. With a wide variety of shapes and forms-ranging from honeycombs to spirals-this period defies simplistic definition. Simplicity, democratic designs, and organic forms characterize Mid-Century Modern, and, mentoring such mid-century talents as Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler among others, Wright was one of its most influential proponents. Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern is a comprehensive examination of an under-explored period in Wright's career, a time dating from roughly 1935 to 1958, during which this master architect was at his most daring and innovative."--Jacket
2001 : building for space travel by John Zukowsky( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Five, four, three, two, one, ignition - we have liftoff!" How many times have we heard these words on television and in film - words that preceded launches at Cape Canaveral, including the historic Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s? Likewise, phrases such as "Beam me up, Scotty" and "Energize!" have become part of our everyday vocabulary, thanks to the long-term influence of the Star Trek television shows and films since the 1960s." "When we think of the design professionals who work on these movies and television programs, we immediately think of set and costume designers. Despite our superficial familiarity with rocketry and space travel from the media, few of us think of architects, civil engineers, industrial designers, and graphic designers as actively involved in space exploration. This volume, which is published on the occasion of an exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Flight in Seattle, focuses on the integral role that these design professionals play in the implementation of the dream of space travel."--Jacket
Building for air travel : architecture and design for commercial aviation by John Zukowsky( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey which examines the development of architecture and design for air travel from 1909. The book documents developments in airport architecture, aircraft construction, and interior design, right through to airline corporate identity
Hudson River villas by John Zukowsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan 2000 : architecture and design for the Japanese public by Japan 2000( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese architecture and design acquired international prominence in the so-called "bubble-economy" era of the 1980s. Japanese products - from automobiles to electronic equipmentwere sold in record numbers the world over, and Japanese brand names became synonymous with high quality." "Now that the boom of the 1980s has given way to a recession, what is the country's designed and built environment like, and what are the factors that determine it? This attractive volume and the traveling exhibition it accompanies seek to address these questions. Essays written by experts in their fields are accompanied by impressive color plates to present Japanese architecture and design of the 1990s to a Western readership for the first time."--Jacket
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1781-1841 : the drama of architecture by Karl Friedrich Schinkel( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few architects have received as much recognition - and from as many diverse parties - as the man who served in the Konigliche Technische Oberbaudeputation (Royal Office of Works) for over thirty years, ending as Prussia's Oberlandes-baudirektor (Supreme Director of National Public Works). Schinkel's contemporaries praised his strict discipline and unusual versatility, his elegance and rationality, his historical knowledge and artistic certainty of taste. To modernists, Schinkel seems to have anticipated the principles of modern construction in his adherence to objectivity, sensibility, and tectonics. The National Socialists claimed the Prussian state architect as the model of Hellenistic spirit, come to life on Germanic soil. Cultural politicians in the Socialist East cited him when it was necessary for them to oppose the International Modernism of the West with a national program. Finally, Postmodernism found itself confirmed in his liberal handling of historical material, in his appeal to both the historical and the poetic, and in the "endless diversity of the relationships unfolding in social life." Karl Friedrich Schinkel has meant and indeed still means for Central Europe during the last 180 years what Andrea Palladio has meant for the Western world for 450 years. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1781-1841: The Drama of Architecture is one of the few English-language books devoted to this great artist. This sumptuous new volume features almost two hundred illustrations depicting Schinkel's famous buildings and designs as well as his panoramic travel sketches and studies. Six scholars and historians have contributed their expertise to this volume in essays that explore Schinkel's remarkable body of work
Austrian architecture and design : beyond tradition in the 1990s by John Zukowsky( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many faces of modern architecture : building in Germany between the World Wars by John Zukowsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet an extensive body of work was created by less well known architects throughout the 1920s and 1930s which, although less radical than that of their famous confreres, constitutes the mainstream of modern architecture in Germany. This book focuses on these more or less forgotten buildings
The architecture of Von Gerkan, Marg + Partners by Marg und Partner Von Gerkan( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space architecture : the work of John Frassanito & Associates for NASA by John Zukowsky( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago Architektur, 1872-1922 : die Entstehung der kosmopolitischen Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why on earth would anyone build that : modern architecture explained by John Zukowsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Zukowsky selects 100 modern buildings-from the unusual to the truly avant-garde- and examines their design and purpose, as well as the reaction they provoked when they were built."
Architektur in Deutschland : 1919-1939 : die Vielfalt der Moderne( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building Chicago : the architectural masterworks by John Zukowsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colloquially known as America's second city, Chicago is widely regarded as this country's crown jewel when it comes to architecture. The roster of masters who have helped shape its skyline and streetscape stands as a who's who of the architectural pantheon from the last two hundred years. Lavishly illustrated, this volume compellingly displays the masterworks of Chicago architecture from the Chicago Tribune Tower (1925) and the Rookery (1888) by Burnham and Root to the Trump International Hotel and Tower (2008) by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and the residential skyscraper Aqua (2009) by Jeanne Gang. It features the city's beloved masterpieces by Wright, including the Robie House, such milestones as the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Building, Gehry s Pritzker Bandshell, as well as a wealth of little-known treasures from Chicago's early days culled from the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum
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Chicago architecture and design, 1923-1993 : reconfiguration of an American metropolis
Alternative Names
John Zukowsky

Zukowsky, John

Zukowsky, John R. 1948-

Zukowsky, John Robert.

Zukowsky, John Robert 1948-

English (236)

German (29)

Spanish (1)

Chicago architecture and design, 1923-1993 : reconfiguration of an American metropolisThe Sky's the limit : a century of Chicago skyscrapersMasterpieces of Chicago architectureSkyscrapers : the new millenniumFrank Lloyd Wright : mid-century modern2001 : building for space travelBuilding for air travel : architecture and design for commercial aviationSpace architecture : the work of John Frassanito & Associates for NASA