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Webb, Michael 1937-

Works: 185 works in 559 publications in 4 languages and 9,074 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Architectural drawings  Catalogs  Sources  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, htt, Author of introduction, Other, wat, Collector, Photographer, Narrator, win, Creator
Classifications: NA7208, 791.430973
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Hollywood, legend and reality( Book )

21 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was published in conjunction with a 1986-1988 Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. The text consists mostly of excerpts from earlier publications. The book offers chapters on production, direction, screenwriting, design, scoring and other topics. The illustrative material is of particular interest. While some of the items have been pictured in other books, most are rare photographs of stars, directors at work, props and others subjects. ISBN 0-8212-1588-4: $40.00 (For use only in the library)
Modernism reborn : mid-century American houses by Michael Webb( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Architectural critic Michael Webb and Esto photographer Roger Straus III examine 35 modern houses that have been restored, enhanced, or extended by new owners who see them as timeless classics. Built in the heyday of modernism, from the 1930s through the early 1960s, these houses were designed by exceptional architects for themselves or for adventurous clients. A few were lovingly preserved as time capsules, but most endured years of neglect or abuse and might easily have been torn down." "Webb explores how these houses were created - as daring experiments or as creative responses to site and climate - and the research and effort that went into their restoration. Included here are villas that fuse craft and invention, machines for living, and residences that embrace the landscape. Here, too, are houses inspired by the purity and classical temples, and frugal dwellings that have been sensitively enlarged. After a long eclipse, these houses and the enlightened attitudes they embody are being rediscovered by creative individuals searching for distinctive, open, light-filled places to live. Modernism is a way of living, more than a style, and this book celebrates the architects and owners who respect its character and scale." "Also included are nearly 200 photographs taken by Roger Straus, all of which were specially commissioned for this book."--Jacket
Architecture in Britain today by Michael Webb( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building community : new apartment architecture by Michael Webb( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2021 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. An introduction presents the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars, from the urbane blocks of Auguste Perret and Henri Sauvage in Paris, to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany and the visionary schemes of Le Corbusier. The heart of the book features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Buildings range from social housing and micro apartments to "vertical villages", megastructures and luxury high-rises."--Source inconnue
American home : from colonial simplicity to the modern adventure : an illustrated documentary by Wendell D Garrett( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Millford Plantation and Drayton Hall as well as Mount Vernon and Monticello
The magic of neon by Michael Webb( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A descriptive text on signs, decor, art, and technique, is complemented by over 130 color photographs, lists of neon schools, workshops, and fabricators, and a bibliography"--Back cover
Architects house themselves : breaking new ground by Michael Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Thomas Jefferson built Monticello, American architects have used their own houses as laboratories, testing new ideas and putting a fresh spin on the old. To select the best of our own era, Michael Webb traveled coast to coast, talking with 150 architects, and looking for houses and apartments that respond creatively to the challenge of site, context, and budget. He chose 41 recent examples, and six modern classics. Together they demonstrate how rich is the idea of "house."
The city square : a historical evolution by Michael Webb( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, invention, house by Michael Webb( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art/Invention/House is an authoritative presentation of forty new and recent houses that represent the creativity of some of the world's most gifted architects. Author Michael Webb has chosen projects on five continents to demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of a building type that architects use to test new ideas while striving to give clients something more than they dreamed of. The houses shown here are under-stated or audacious but never conventional. They offer sweeping views and constant surprises, soaring spaces and intimate nooks, silky wood and raw steel. Some have only trees for neighbors: others are shoe-horned into tight urban sites, perch on precipitous slopes, or cling like limpets to the coastline. All are respectful of their surroundings and the need to conserve energy. But every house is one of a kind, the product of a dialogue between demanding clients and creative designers. Featured here in spectacular full-color photography, as well as generous plans and sketches, are projects by an international array of firms."--Jacket
Brave new houses : adventures in southern California living by Michael Webb( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents examples of recent domestic architecture in southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, with thirty completed houses and five conceptual projects, featuring a variety of architects. form the book, which features a variety of architects
Happy birthday, Hollywood! : one hundred years of magic, 1887-1987 by Michael Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich anthology of Hollywoodhistory, its landmarks, colorful anecdotes and rare photographs-many never before published from 1887 right up to this year s Academy Award winners
Architects' houses by Michael Webb( Book )

17 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are no case studies of the shoemaker's son, but rather houses architects have designed and built for themselves, preserving the most daring, sensual, and clever design moves, details, and materials for the spaces they and their families occupy. Thirty world-famous architects, from seventeen countries on four continents, open their doors and invite us in for an intimate tour of their own homes. In the process, they offer a treasure trove of ideas for home owners, practitioners, and interior designers, where professional experimentation intersects with day-to-day living in contemporary spaces showcasing diverse design concepts tailor-made to specific locations, costs, and materials, detailed in 400 photographs, drawings, and plans. This lavishly illustrated book brims with ideas and inspiration from many of the world's best architects, from Thom Mayne and Jim Olson to Jennifer Benningfield, about where and how they live and how we can all live more comfortably, too
Modernist paradise : Niemeyer house, Boyd collection by Michael Webb( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Russian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enriching the quality of life was the principle goal of the first modern architects and designers. The hallmarks of modernist design - open plans, clean lines, and honest construction in architecture and furnishings - were simply a means to an end. For these enlightened twentieth-century innovators, good design equated good living. This book shows the present-day epitome of such a "living with good design" experience, and demonstrates that the progressive ideal is as relevant now as when it was first proposed a century ago."--Jacket
Venice, CA : art + architecture in a maverick community by Michael Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Venice, CA, is a portrait of a free-spirited community. Established on the shores of the Pacific a century ago, it has been transformed by successive generations of architects and artists. Best known for its rambunctious boardwalk and sandy beach, the true Venice is hidden behind enigmatic facades. In contrast to much of L.A.'s Westside, where size and show are prized, the community has retained its tight-knit, modestly scaled character, which has challenged architects to find inventive ways of building on narrow, confined lots, and to achieve a balance of openness and privacy." "This book focuses on nearly forty extraordinary spaces and the innovators, collectors, and eccentrics who have created fascinating private worlds. From the 1980s when Frank Gehry, Frederick Fisher, and Morphosis first responded to Venice's gritty character, artists such as John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, and Ed Moses have been drawn here by cheap loft space, ocean breezes, and a feeling of camaraderie. From the homes of Dennis Hopper, Steven Ehrlich, and Philippe Starck to the studios of Ed Ruscha, Chuck Arnoldi, and John Baldessari, Venice, CA, offers readers access into one of the world's most vibrant and distinctive communities."--Jacket
Stone Hill Center : Tadao Ando at the Clark by Tadao Ando( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a great wall! by Michael Webb( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach houses by Roberto Schezen( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stunning book, photographer Roberto Schezen and leading architectural writer Michael Webb offer a unique tour of 22 important American beach houses, from rustic cottages to strikingly modern architectural masterpieces. Illustrated with 140 four-color photos
George Nelson by Michael Webb( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compact Design Portfolio: George Nelson explores the long and productive career of an architect who became a towering figure of twentieth-century design as a writer, advocate, impresario, and the head of a unique collaborative design office. Most of the products we associate with Nelson - the platform bench, Marshmallow love seat, Coconut chair, Sling sofa, and bubble lamps - were designed by his talented associates, but it was Nelson who provided the spark. He was among the first to send good design into the general marketplace - notably as design director of and then consultant to Herman Miller." "The Nelson office worked on the cutting edge of design and put to practical use their work in the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow - a triumph of technology and enlightened public relations at the height of the Cold War. Nelson himself pioneered the pedestrian shopping mall, developed a revolutionary concept of storage, and pushed the envelope on residential design. He collaborated with some of the foremost designers of his era, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, and Buckminster Fuller. With an abundance of images and an insightful essay by design critic Michael Webb, Compact Design Portfolio: George Nelson celebrates this inclusive genius of classic mid-twentieth century design."--Jacket
Richard Sapper by Michael Webb( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city square by Michael Webb( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modernism reborn : mid-century American houses
Building community : new apartment architectureAmerican home : from colonial simplicity to the modern adventure : an illustrated documentaryArchitects house themselves : breaking new groundArt, invention, houseBrave new houses : adventures in southern California livingArchitects' housesModernist paradise : Niemeyer house, Boyd collectionVenice, CA : art + architecture in a maverick community
Alternative Names
Michael Webb

Michael Webb 1937-

Michael Webb architecte britannique

Michael Webb architetto britannico

Michael Webb arquitecte britànic

Michael Webb Arquitecto y diseñador Inglés.

Michael Webb arquiteto britânico

Michael Webb arquiteutu británicu

Michael Webb Brits architect

Webb, Michael

Webb, Michael Dennis Puzey.

Webb, Michael Dennis Puzey‏ 1937-

Webb, Mike

مايكل ويب

مایکل وب معمار بریتانیایی

ميخائيل ويب مهندس معماري من المملكة المتحدة

মাইকেল ওয়েব

마이클 웹 1937-

웹, 마이클 1937-

マイケル・ウェブ 1937-

マイケル・ウェブ (建築家)


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Russian (1)

Italian (1)

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