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Webb, Michael 1937-

Works: 87 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 7,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Sources  Portraits  Catalogs  Designs and plans  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, zxx, Performer, ed
Classifications: NA7208, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Webb
Hollywood, legend and reality( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and English, Old and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(New York graphic society books)Met lit. opg. Met reg. (pbk.)Weergave van de geschiedenis van Hollywood van de twintiger tot de tachtiger jaren. Aan de orde komen onder andere filmproduktie, scenarioschrijven en het regisseren van films. In het kort ook aandacht voor schandelen, zoals de beschuldiging van 'Fattie' Arbuckle van moord, waardoor hij in Amerika niet meer aan werk kwam
Modernism reborn : mid-century American houses by Michael Webb( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city square : a historical evolution by Michael Webb( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture in Britain today by Michael Webb( Book )

18 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of neon by Michael Webb( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 351 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
American home : from colonial simplicity to the modern adventure : an illustrated documentary by Wendell D Garrett( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Millford Plantation and Drayton Hall as well as Mount Vernon and Monticello
Architects house themselves : breaking new ground by Michael Webb( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 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."
Brave new houses : adventures in southern California living by Michael Webb( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 317 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, invention, house by Michael Webb( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 274 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
Modernist paradise : Niemeyer house, Boyd collection by Michael Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 225 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
It's a great wall! by Michael Webb( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om mures og murudsmykningers betydning f.eks. symbolsk samt om materialer og bevaring
Venice, CA : art + architecture in a maverick community by Michael Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 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 )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palm Beach houses by Roberto Schezen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1894, Palm Beach leaped to world prominence as a winter playground with the completion of Henry Morrison Flagler's Royal Poinciana Hotel. In the 1920s, Palm Beach's extravagant lifestyle reached its height, and grand Mediterranean-style mansions abounded. Palm Beach Houses details the building and design of more than thirty great houses and public buildings on the American Riviera. Public and private structures designed by some of the stylesetting early architects are depicted, including works of Addison Mizner, Joseph Urban, and Maurice Fatio, as well as those of anonymous designers, whose feats of imagination rivaled the most celebrated professionals. The photography has been taken to respectfully document these superb homes, many of which have never before been published
George Nelson by Michael Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 159 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
Redesigning city squares and plazas by Francisco Asensio Cerver( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Sapper by Michael Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingo Maurer by Michael Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compact Design Portfolio: Ingo Maurer charts the numerous achievements of the world's most ingenious and poetic lighting designer. His signature piece is Lucellino, a low-voltage bulb fitted with feathered wings that seems to be flying across the room, but he has also made lamps from plastic chicken feet, a tea strainer, an LED board, and holographic light bulbs." "Throughout his career, Maurer has explored the potential of light in large-scale temporary installations at the annual Milan and Cologne design fairs and in museums around the world Maurer is a magician of light, endlessly inventive and unfailingly practical, and his lamps bring a smile to your face and a glow to your life. This collection of photographs and sketches spans his entire career and includes insightful text by design critic Michael Webb."--Jacket
Temple Island : a study by Michael Webb( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modernism reborn : mid-century American houses
Alternative Names
Michael Webb

Michael Webb Arquitecto y diseñador Inglés.

Michael Webb Brits architect

Webb, Michael Dennis Puzey.

Webb, Michael Dennis Puzey 1937-

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American home : from colonial simplicity to the modern adventure : an illustrated documentaryArchitects house themselves : breaking new groundBrave new houses : adventures in southern California livingArt, invention, houseModernist paradise : Niemeyer house, Boyd collectionIt's a great wall!Venice, CA : art + architecture in a maverick communityStone Hill Center : Tadao Ando at the Clark