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Longstreth, Richard W.

Works: 74 works in 253 publications in 1 language and 9,639 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Contributor, htt, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: NA737.M68, B
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Most widely held works about Richard W Longstreth
Most widely held works by Richard W Longstreth
The drive-in, the supermarket, and the transformation of commercial space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941 by Richard W Longstreth( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated study integrates architectural, cultural, economic, and urban factors to describe the evolution of retailing and how it has affected the urban landscape
Cultural landscapes : balancing nature and heritage in preservation practice( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects
Sustainability & historic preservation : toward a holistic view by Richard W Longstreth( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability have generally focused on the energy consumption of buildings. The nine chapters in this book show how that agenda can and should be expanded by examining many other facets of the environment, including agricultural lands, urban waterworks, irrigation systems, natural settings, an arboretum, and post?World War II suburbs
City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet detailed account of the development of the regional shopping center. Richard Longstreth takes a historical perspective, relating retail development to broader architectural, urban, and cultural issues. His story is far from linear; the topics he covers include the emergence of Hollywood as a downtown in miniature, experiments with the shopping center as an amenity of planned residential developments, the branch department store as a landmark of decentralization, the evolution of off-street parking facilities, and the obscure origins of the pedestrian mall as a spine for retail complexes." "Longstreth takes seriously the task of looking at retail buildings - one of the most neglected yet common of building types - and at the economics of real estate in the American city. He shows that Los Angeles in the period covered was a harbinger of American metropolitan trends during the second half of this century. Over 250 illustrations, culled from a wide variety of sources, constitute one of the best collections of old LA photographs published anywhere."--Jacket
The buildings of main street : a guide to American commercial architecture by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As varied as America's downtowns are, often a single image comes to mind when Main Street is mentioned: small-scale Victorian buildings with elaborate cornices and tall, arched windows. In truth, Main Street offers as rich a spectrum of buildings as any other place in the American landscape. This ground-breaking book is the first to classify these structures, not on the usual basis of style, but as parts of a common language of buildings designed to meet business and urban needs."--BOOK JACKET
The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991 by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition features a new introduction discussing developments on the Mall since the first edition was published in 1991
On the edge of the world : four architects in San Francisco at the turn of the century by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the early careers of four architects--Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Ernest Coxhead, and A.C. Schweinfurth--who had a decisive impact on the course of design in the San Francisco Bay Area and who stand as significant contributors to American architecture
Architecture in Philadelphia : a guide by Edward Teitelman( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American department store transformed, 1920-1960 by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book includes translations of 125 documents from the various investigations of the Kirov murder, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions about Stalin's involvement in the assassination
The Charnley House : Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the making of Chicago's gold coast( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital losses : a cultural history of Washington's destroyed buildings by James M Goode( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress - particularly in the decades immediately following World War II - resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball." "In originally documenting 252 of these historic losses, the publication of Capital Losses a quarter century ago created a clarion call for preservationists. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive call for action, a mandate for responsible stewardship of the architectural legacy of Washington, D.C. In the decades since, rising public awareness and the passage of the Historic District and Historic Landmark Protection Act in 1978 have slowed the pace of thoughtless destruction. But as this completely new and updated edition of Capital Losses demonstrates, vigilance remains the watchword, especially as pressures for urban growth continue to intensify." "Capital Losses reveals the Washington that was and how it became what it is today. This updated edition includes eighteen more treasures lost - among them Rhodes Tavern and Valley View - and ninety additional historic photographs. The 270 buildings featured here range from the earliest Georgian plantation house to the latest art deco commercial structure and include private houses, hotels, apartment houses, office and government buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and fire stations." "Both the familiar public Washington of official landmarks and the private city of residential neighborhoods are paid tribute in this volume, dedicated to the vanished. A foreword by noted architectural historian Richard Longstreth brings the preservation story up to the present."--BOOK JACKET
Frank Lloyd Wright : preservation, design, and adding to iconic buildings( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are not immune to the social and environmental forces that affect all architecture. Because of the popular recognition and historical significance of his work, however, the stakes are unusually high when his buildings are modified in any way. Any additions or changes must meet the highest standards; how exactly this can be achieved is the debate that fuels this compelling new book. The essays collected here are authored by many of the top professionals in the fields of architecture and preservation. Some of the contributors worked directly on the buildings discussed and provide invaluable firsthand accounts of these projects. This is the most thorough discussion of modifying Wright's works published to date and a fascinating commentary on preserving our architectural legacy
Looking beyond the icons : midcentury architecture, landscape, and urbanism by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one of the most important architectural preservationists of the recent past. Looking beyond the Icons offers a generous and diverse selection of his writings over the past twenty-five years. The author explores a variety of topics related to midcentury (ca. 1945-70) preservation efforts, including practical, intellectual, and psychological dilemmas associated with preserving the recent past, preservation-related deficiencies in the urban planning process, and preservation of specific types of buildings. This collection offers a new understanding of the richness and variety of mid-twentieth-century U.S. architecture, landscape, and urbanism, and provides a detailed analysis of both the imperatives for and the challenges involved in preserving this legacy
The streamline era Greyhound terminals : the architecture of W.S. Arrasmith by Frank E Wrenick( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the life and achievements of William Strudwick Arrasmith, one of architecture's defining artists during the short-lived era of streamline design. It examines Arrasmith's development as architect, focusing on his work for Greyhound during their streamline era from 1937 to 1958. A full chronology of Arrasmith's firms and commissions is also included"--Provided by publisher
Housing Washington : two centuries of residential development and planning in the national capitol [sic] area( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the early nineteenth century, an unusually rich and varied array of housing stock has been created in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Examining this legacy tells us much about the development of the nation's capital, as well as what has become one of the nation's major population centers. Housing Washington covers significant aspects of the subject, from the early nineteenth century to the present time. The essays address two overarching, complementary spheres: housing patterns that were common to the area and projects that were conceived as new models locally and, often, nationally"--Dust jack
Road trip : roadside America from Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expectation, anticipation, discovery-- each of these is a facet of an American institution, the road trip. With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, the golden age of the American road, Road Trip is a time capsule, a snapshot taken primarily in the early 1970s, of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are now long since gone. Built in an age of unbridled imagination, these structures speak to the fancies of their original owners and builders as much as to the purposes for which they were built."--Back cover
Julia Morgan, architect by Sara Holmes Boutelle( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of taste : Willis Polk's writings on architecture in the Wave by Willis Polk( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polk's brief essays on architecture in San Francisco were from the 1890s. His views concerned Academic Eclecticism and esthetics
History on the line : testimony in the cause of preservation by Richard W Longstreth( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Providence, Rhode Island by Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Cultural landscapes : balancing nature and heritage in preservation practiceSustainability & historic preservation : toward a holistic viewCity center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950The buildings of main street : a guide to American commercial architectureThe Mall in Washington, 1791-1991On the edge of the world : four architects in San Francisco at the turn of the centuryArchitecture in Philadelphia : a guideThe American department store transformed, 1920-1960
Alternative Names
Longstreth Richard

Longstreth, Richard 1946-

Longstreth Richard W.

Richard Longstreth American architectural historian

Richard Longstreth Amerikaans historicus

Richard Longstreth historiador estadounidense

Richard Longstreth historiador estatunidenc

Richard Longstreth historiador estauxunidense

Richard Longstreth historien américain

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