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Mitchell, William J. (William John) 1944-2010

Works: 180 works in 651 publications in 8 languages and 24,163 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Photographer, Thesis advisor, Producer, Interviewee, Illustrator
Classifications: TA1632, 303.4833
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William J Mitchell
E-topia : "Urban life, Jim--but not as we know it" by William J Mitchell( )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The global digital network is not just a delivery system for email, Web pages, and digital television. It is a whole new form of urban infrastructure - one that will change the forms of our cities as dramatically as railroads, highways, electric power supply, and telephone networks did in the past. In this book, William J. Mitchell examines this new infrastructure and its implications for our future daily lives."-- Back Cover
The reconfigured eye : visual truth in the post-photographic era by William J Mitchell( )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of digital imaging and looks at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential and at the ethical questions raised. Topics include electronic brushstrokes, virtual cameras, synthetic shading and more
Reinventing the automobile : personal urban mobility for the 21st century by William J Mitchell( )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities- where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. First, we must transform the DNA of the automobile, basing it on electric-drive and wireless communication rather than on petroleum and the internal combustion engine. This allows vehicles to become lighter, cleaner, and "smart" enough to avoid crashes and traffic jams. Second, automobiles need to be linked by a Mobility Internet that allows them to collect and share data on traffic conditions, intelligently coordinates their movements, and keeps drivers connected to their social networks. Third, automobiles must be recharged through a convenient, cost-effective infrastructure that is integrated with smart electric grids and makes increasing use of renewable energy sources. Finally, dynamically priced markets for electricity, road space, parking space, and shared-use vehicles must be introduced to provide optimum management of urban mobility and energy systems
City of bits : space, place, and the infobahn by William J Mitchell( )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to a new type of city, a largely invisible but increasingly important system of virtual spaces interconnected by the emerging information superhighway. Practical examples and illustrations are used to examine architecture and urbanism in the context of digital telecommunications revolution, the ongoing miniaturisation of electronics, the comodification of bits, and the growing domination of software over materialized form
High technology and low-income communities : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology by Donald A Schön( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social activists."--Jacket
Beyond productivity : information technology, innovation, and creativity by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World's greatest architect : making, meaning, and network culture by William J Mitchell( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artifacts (including works of architecture) play dual roles; they simultaneously perform functions and carry meaning. Columns support roofs, but while the sturdy Tuscan and Doric types traditionally signify masculinity, the slim and elegant Ionic and Corinthian kinds read as feminine. Words are often inscribed on objects. (On a door: "push" or "pull.") Today, information is digitally encoded (dematerialized) and displayed (rematerialized) to become part of many different objects, at one moment appearing on a laptop screen and at another, perhaps, on a building facade (as in Times Square). Well-designed artifacts succeed in being both useful and meaningful. In World's Greatest Architect, William Mitchell offers a series of snapshots -- short essays and analyses -- that examine the systems of function and meaning currently operating in our buildings, cities and global networks. <br /><br />In his writing, Mitchell makes connections that aren't necessarily obvious but are always illuminating, moving in one essay from Bush-Cheney's abuse of language to Robert Venturi's argument against rigid ideology and in favor of graceful pragmatism. He traces the evolution of Las Vegas from Sin/Sign City to family-friendly resort and residential real estate boomtown. A purchase of chips leads not only to a complementary purchase of beer but to thoughts of Eames chairs (like Pringles) and Gehry (fun to imitate with tortilla chips in refried beans). As for who the world's greatest architect might be, here's a hint: he's also the oldest
Me++ : the cyborg self and the networked city by William J Mitchell( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Me++ the author of City of Bits and e-topia completes an informal trilogy examining the ramifications of information technology in everyday life. William Mitchell describes the transformation of wireless technology in the hundred years since Marconi: the scaling up of networks and the scaling down of the apparatus for transmission and reception. He examines the effects of wireless linkage, global interconnection, miniaturization, and portability on our bodies, our clothing, our architecture, our cities, and our uses of space and time."--Jacket
The poetics of gardens by Charles Willard Moore( Book )

28 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a universality about the creation of gardens across time and in diverse cultures that has inspired this entirely different garden book: a playful and affectionate typology of gardens; a pattern book in which a score of landscapes and gardens are drawn, described, and analyzed not just as a bouquet of pleasures but as sources, lodes to be mined for materials, shapes and relationships, and ideas for transforming our own backyards. The Poetics of Gardens is a celebration of places and the gardens they can become. Most of the 500 sketches, axonometric drawings, and photographs were created especially for this book. They explore the special qualities of places and the acts that can transform them into gardens. The authors discuss the qualities that create the promise of a garden the shapes of land and water, the established plants, the light and wind, the climate and show how these can be organized to give a place a special meaning. And they pay particular attention to the "rituals of habitation" by which we imaginatively take possession of places on the surface of the earth. The Poetics of Gardens examines great gardens made in other places, with other climates, at other times from ancient Rome to modem England, from Ball to Botany Bay, from the court of Ch'ien Lung to the magic kingdom of Walt Disney to explore their devices and record their images, scents, and sounds. The authors discuss the adaptation of the great garden traditions of the past to North American soil and call together the creators of these gardens to speculate about how their patterns and ideas can be appropriated, transformed, and composed into places that come alive for us"-- viewed on 5/31/2016
Imagining MIT : designing a campus for the twenty-first century by William J Mitchell( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the story of the decade long, billion-dollar building boom at MIT and how it produced major works of architecture by Charles Correa, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Fumihiko Maki, and Kevin Roche
The logic of architecture : design, computation, and cognition by William J Mitchell( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing words : symbols, space, and the city by William J Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The meaning of a message, says William Mitchell, depends on the context of its reception: Shouting "fire" in a crowded theater produces a dramatically different effect from barking the same word to a squad of soldiers with guns. In Placing Words, Mitchell looks at the ways in which urban spaces and places provide settings for communication and at how they conduct complex flows of information through the twenty-first century city."--Jacket
Digital design media : a handbook for architects and design professionals by William J Mitchell( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-aided architectural design by William J Mitchell( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Electronic design studio : architectural knowledge and media in the computer era by International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The codewriting workbook : creating computational architecture in AutoLISP by Robert J Krawczyk( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A primer on basic code-writing concepts for computer-aided design in the fields of architecture and engineering"--Provided by publisher
The art of computer graphics programming : a structured introduction for architects and designers by William J Mitchell( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental design: research and practice; proceedings by Environmental Design Research Association( Book )

18 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and creativity by Simon Foxell( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and Creativity studies the future of the knowledge and creative economies in our changing world. The education sector will be key to the continued success of the economy, but will need to adapt to significant changes in its demographic mix coupled with higher social expectations. The opportunity to both learn and employ new skills will need to extend to embrace all ages and sectors of society
City of Bits - Leben in der Stadt des 21. Jahrhunderts by William J Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in German and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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E-topia : "Urban life, Jim--but not as we know it"
The reconfigured eye : visual truth in the post-photographic eraReinventing the automobile : personal urban mobility for the 21st centuryCity of bits : space, place, and the infobahnHigh technology and low-income communities : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technologyBeyond productivity : information technology, innovation, and creativityWorld's greatest architect : making, meaning, and network cultureMe++ : the cyborg self and the networked cityThe poetics of gardens
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Уильям Дж. Митчелл

ویلیام جی. میچل معمار آمریکایی

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미첼, 윌리엄 J. 1944-2010

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ミッチェル, ウィリアム

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