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Albrecht, Donald

Works: 95 works in 433 publications in 2 languages and 11,490 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Internet videos  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, edc, Author of introduction, Contributor, Curator, Collector
Classifications: NK1535.E25, 745.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Albrecht
Eero Saarinen : shaping the future by Eero Saarinen( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-20th-century America. Potent expressions of national power, these and other Saarinen-designed structures--including the GM Technical Center, Dulles International Airport, and John Deere headquarters--helped create the international image of the United States in the decades following World War II. Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Futureoffers a new and wide-ranging look at the entire scope of Saarinen's career. This is the first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and materials from the newly available archives of his office, and includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen's projects to date--a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings. Lavishly illustrated, this major study shows how Saarinen gave his structures an expressive dimension and helped introduce modern architecture to the mainstream of American practice. In his search for a richer and more varied modern architecture, Saarinen become one of the most prolific and controversial practitioners of his time
The work of Charles and Ray Eames : a legacy of invention by Charles Eames( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles and Ray Eames gave shape to America's twentieth century." "From the 1940s to the 1970s, the Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife team practiced design at its most virtuous and its most expansive: their furniture, toys, buildings, films, graphics, exhibitions, and books all aimed to improve society - not only functionally but also culturally and intellectually. While designers with a social mission are now regarded with some skepticism, in the Eameses' time it was plausible that designers, businessmen, and government leaders had common goals, and their mutual aims were considered in their country's best interest." "This volume is published on the occasion of a major exhibition organized by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, the holders of the two richest Eames collections in the world. The book takes a multifaceted approach to the multifaceted careers of Charles and Ray Eames. Rather than focus on separate aspects of their work, the book examines the Eameses' projects in the contexts of science, corporate patronage, and politics as well as those of modern design, architecture, and art."--Jacket
On the job : design and the American office( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing dreams : modern architecture in the movies by Donald Albrecht( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores modern architecture in film sets of the 1920s and 1930s including a comparison of architectural photographs with movie stills. Chapter 1 covers a brief history of modern architecture from 1925 through 1939. Chapter 2 gives an overview of film decor before its designers adopted modernism in the mid-1920s. Chapters 3 and 4 run chronologically through four periods between 1916 and 1939 and chart the first steps, breakthrough, dissemination, and decline of modern architecture in movies. Chapter 5 examines nine specific types of modern film decor
Eames : the Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products ... But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life ... has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work"--Container
Design culture now : National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution by Donald Albrecht( Book )

28 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Design Culture Now is the first survey of contemporary American design to span the disciplines of architecture, graphic design, and product design. It presents cutting-edge work in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, theatrical design, fashion, typography, film graphics, products, and new media. Written and assembled by three leading critics and curators, Donald Albrecht, Ellen Lupton, and Steven Skov Holt, the book explores the design artifacts and practices that will define the twenty-first century."--Jacket
World War II and the American dream : how wartime building changed a nation by Donald Albrecht( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the legacies of World War II was a massive building program on a scale that America had not seen before and has not seen since. The war effort created thousands of factories, homes, even entire cities throughout the country. Many of these structures still stand, the physical evidence of an unprecedented ability to harness the power and resources of a people. The complex legacy of this notable period in our nation's history is discussed from a different perspective by each contributor."--Jacket
Film architecture : set designs from Metropolis to Blade runner by Dietrich Neumann( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I., Dec. 8, 1995-Jan. 21, 1996, and at other museums and galleries through Sept. 1996
The mythic city : photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940 by Donald Albrecht( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York is arguably the first round-the-clock city - the ultimate city where day blurs into night. During the late 1920s and 1930s, as photography was establishing a firm monopoly on the visual documentation of the built landscape, architectural photographer Samuel H. Gottscho created a now-classic portrait of New York as the quintessential modern metropolis. Silhouetting Manhattan's new skyscrapers, celebrated buildings - such as the American Radiator Building and Rockefeller Center - and signature skyline with a vision uniquely his own, Gottscho carefully embraced the line between the documentary and the artistic in photography and shaped a New York through his lens that was distinctly Gottscho, yet unquestionably New York. The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940 presents the first collection of Gottscho's vision of New York as a dreamlike city of towers and as a complex and layered representation of modernity. With over 170 images from the Museum of the City of New York's Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, The Mythic City provides a window into the New York of Gottscho's era - a pivotal moment in the development of the city's ever-evolving built environment - one that glowed with a glamorous sheen, rendered by Gottscho's hand as proud, heroic, and defiantly optimistic."--Jacket
Russel Wright : creating American lifestyle by Donald Albrecht( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first major retrospective of one of the country's greatest industrial designers explores the products and ideas developed and marketed by Russel Wright, inventor of a gracious, informal and contemporary approach to the middle-class, mid-century American home. Wright's inexpensive and mass-produced dinnerware, appliances, textiles and furniture made modern design accessible to millions of people and married new industrial methods with time-honored traditions of craftsmanship. Visually and technically innovative, his designs combined bold, abstract shapes with unusual colors, resulting in household objects that were often molded to the user's hand and warm to the touch. Working with his wife, Mary, an expert promoter, Wright taught Americans how to live in ways that were practical, elegant and free from drudgery, helping to shape a new aesthetic and championing the democratic ideal of high-quality modern design for all
Norman Bel Geddes designs America( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958), one of the 20th century's foremost theatrical and industrial designers. This companion volume explores Bel Geddes's life and career in comprehensive detail through nearly 100 projects, ranging from streamlined airplanes, ships, and cars, to stage sets, appliances, and much more. Both the exhibition and the book bring together never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs, and films drawn from the Ransom Center's Bel Geddes collection. He is perhaps best known for his Futurama display for the General Motors Highways and Horizons exhibit at the New York World's Fair of 1939-40, which to this day remains a useful model for city planning and design. The exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht, who contributed the book's introduction and serves as its editor. In addition to Albrecht, who has written the introduction, twenty scholars have contributed essays. The exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America opens in September 2012 at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, and will travel to the Museum of the City of New York."--Publisher's website
Partners in design : Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson by Donald Albrecht( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson, two young men, now acknowledged as giants in the history of modernism, who changed the course of design in the United States. In the 1920s and 1930s a new aesthetic emerged in the United States, based on the principles of the Bauhaus in Germany: rational, functional design devoid of ornament and without reference to historical styles. Alfred H. Barr Jr., founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, and Philip Johnson, director of its architecture department, were the leading proponents of the modern approach. Using as their laboratories both MoMA and their own apartments in New York, Barr and Johnson experimented with new ideas in museum ideology, extending the scope beyond painting and sculpture to include design and film; with exhibitions of ordinary objects elevated to art by their elegant design; and with installations in dramatically lit galleries with smooth, white walls"--
New hotels for global nomads by Donald Albrecht( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern hotels are expected to offer more than a bed for the night. The hotels featured in this colour-illustrated volume reflect the best in modern design and cater to the demands of rich people with an eye for something distinct and different
Film architecture : set designs from Metropolis to Blade runner by Dietrich Neumann( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus waarin een historisch overzicht wordt gegeven van filmdecors in Europa en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Cecil Beaton : the New York years by Cecil Beaton( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive book on the legendary photographer's life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants. From the 1930s, when he helped revolutionize fashion journalism, through the 1960s, when he launched headlong into the Pop art era, London-based photographer Cecil Beaton brought to New York City his own perspective--aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, and theatrical. At the same time, New York offered Beaton innumerable opportunities to reinvent himself and his career. Cecil Beaton: The New York Years features sketches, costumes, set designs, previously unpublished letters, and over 220 photographs and drawings, many in color and never seen before. This volume documents Beaton's most influential relationships with quintessential figures of the New York art scene, including Greta Garbo, his female confidant and muse, and Andy Warhol. Richly illustrated, Cecil Beaton is the definitive portfolio chronicling Beaton's stunning career in fashion, portraiture, and the performing arts
Mexico modern : art, commerce, and cultural exchange, 1920-1945( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 20th century a lively and profitable exchange developed between artists in the United States and Mexico. The Americans were full of enthusiasm for the Mexican synthesis of history and modernity and their social commitment, which contrasted strongly with the consumer culture in the U.S. The Mexican artists in turn found important financiers across the border. The volume shows through paintings, drawings, photographs and graphical works from the Harry Ransom Center in Austin and other important museums how this intercultural network brought forth a large number of world-famous artists
Gay Gotham : art and underground culture in New York by Donald Albrecht( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up in New York over the last hundred years. A creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Village and Harlem, the book winds through midcentury Broadway as well as Fire Island as it emerged as a hotbed, turns to the post-Stonewall, decade-long wild party that revolved around clubs like the Mineshaft and Studio 54, and continues all the way through the activist mobilization spurred by the AIDS crisis and the move toward acceptance at the century's close. By peeling back the overlapping layers of this cultural network that thrived despite its illicitness, this publication reveals a whole new side of the history of New York and celebrates the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression
Charles Sheeler : fashion, photography, and sculptural form by Charles Sheeler( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia native Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) is recognized as one of the founding figures of American modernism. Initially trained in impressionist landscape painting, he experimented early in his career with compositions inspired by European modernism before developing a linear, hard-edge style now known as Precisionism. Sheeler is best known for his powerful and compelling images of the Machine Age-stark paintings and photographs of skyscrapers, factories, and power plants-that he created while working in the 1920s and 1930s. Less known, and even lesser studied, is that he worked from 1926 to 1931 as a fashion and portrait photographer for Conde Nast. The body of work he produced during this time, mainly for Vanity Fair and Vogue, has been almost universally dismissed by scholars of American modernism as purely commercial, the results of a painter's "day job," and nothing more. Jensen contends that Sheeler's fashion and portrait photography was instrumental to the artist's developing modernist aesthetic.Over the course of his time at Conde Nast, Sheeler's fashion photography increasingly incorporated the structural design of abstraction: rhythmic patterning, dramatic contrast, and abstract compositions. The subjects of Sheeler's fashion and portrait photography appear pared down to their barest essentials, as sculptural objects composed of line, form, and light. The objective, distant, and rigorously formal style that Sheeler developed at Conde Nast would eventually be applied to all of his artistic forays: architectural, industrial, and vernacular
Doris Duke's Shangri La : a house in paradise : architecture, landscape and Islamic art by Donald Albrecht( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Doris Duke's estate, Shangri La, and its influential synthesis of modernist architecture and Islamic art and design. Situated on five acres of terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu's Diamond Head, Shangri La was the idyllic paradise of philanthropist Doris Duke, reflecting her personal passion for the art, architecture and design of the Islamic world. Presents Shargri La's breath-taking interiors and landscape, including the splendid furnishings and art. Essays explore Duke as a collector; artwork commissioned in India, Morocco and Iran in the 1930s; and the evolving relations of art, architecture and landscape over time.--Inside front flap
Global citizen : the architecture of Moshe Safdie by Donald Albrecht( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegantly designed book features new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Eero Saarinen : shaping the future
The work of Charles and Ray Eames : a legacy of inventionOn the job : design and the American officeDesigning dreams : modern architecture in the moviesDesign culture now : National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian InstitutionWorld War II and the American dream : how wartime building changed a nationFilm architecture : set designs from Metropolis to Blade runnerThe mythic city : photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940Russel Wright : creating American lifestyle
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アルブレヒト, D

アルブレヒト, ドナルド

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