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Betsky, Aaron

Works: 247 works in 766 publications in 1 language and 10,892 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Interviews  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, zxx, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Curator, Redactor, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: NA1469.H33, 720.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aaron Betsky
Zaha Hadid : the complete buildings and projects by Zaha Hadid( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over 20 years, this Iraqi-born, English-educated architect has symbolized cutting-edge contemporary architecture. Throughout her training at London's Architectural Association, and her work with Rem Koolhaas at OMA, to the establishment of her own worldwide architectural practice in 1979, Zaha Hadid has been acclaimed for her vanguard architectonic language. This is the first complete monograph on one of the world's most popular and important architects. Zaha Hadid's entire oeuvre - over 80 built and unbuilt works of the past 20 years - is collected in this volume."--Jacket
False flat : why Dutch design is so good by Aaron Betsky( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"False Flat documents the vitality of the current design scene in The Netherlands, one of today's most important centers of innovation and experimentation in architecture, urban planning, industrial design, and graphic design. Contemporary Dutch designers artfully recast and reinterpret known forms and modernist archetypes through technological know-how, creativity, and wit. The authors compare this transformation to the "false flat" of the subtly sloping Dutch landscape - the product of centuries of reclaiming territory from the waters of the North Sea and the Rhine. Written by Aaron Betsky with Adam Eeuwens, and designed by acclaimed Dutch graphic artist Irma Boom, False Flat brings to life the dynamism, diversity, and underlying structures of a unique and prolific design culture."--Jacket
Landscrapers : building with the land by Aaron Betsky( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the discovery of the cave, humans have made use of nature's geological formations. It has been only recently, however, that developments in structural engineering have made it possible to engage the earth's surface as a building element in its own right. With an increasing awareness of our planet's limited natural resources and with landscape architects exerting ever-greater influence on contemporary design, the most acclaimed architectural practices from around the world are building into the earth, merging man-made forms with the contours of the land. The results are at once preternatural and breathtaking. From Zaha Hadid's Tram Terminal in France to Snohetta's Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, from Future System's hill-burrowing house in Wales to Antoine Predock's Spencer Theater in the United States, over fifty projects expose the breadth and depth of this new direction in architecture." "Aaron Betsky introduces this global tour by considering our historical preoccupation with communing with the land through building. Four central chapters explore the ways in which 'geotecture' responds to, becomes a part of and yet remains distinctive within our natural landscape. 'Engineered Utopias' investigates how the material and physical act of shaping the earth through technology and innovation has opened up a realm of ideals; 'Caves and Caverns' burrows into the land to discover new spatial experiences; 'Unfolding the Land' opens up the earth to create architectural forms; finally, 'A New Nature' merges landscape with architecture, the natural with the human." "Countless contemporary architecture movements around the world make it difficult to identify meaningful international trends. With the subtext of our planet's power and beauty, Landscrapers reveals some of the most important, influential and appealing building forms for today and the future."--Jacket
Violated perfection : architecture and the fragmentation of the modern by Aaron Betsky( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van hedendaagse architecten
Building sex : men, women, architecture, and the construction of sexuality by Aaron Betsky( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings have always been an expression of human sexuality. In this book, architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky takes a look at the man-made world and concludes that it is just that: made by men and not women. The structure of buildings and the layout of cities in the modern world have almost always been determined by men, and the abstract and alien order of grids and columns that has resulted imprisons us in a way of living based on repression and, in some cases, oppression. By contrast, it is women who create the interior spaces within these man-created environments. Comfortable, beautiful, seductive, and logical, these interiors act as areas of escape, self-definition, and sometimes even revelation. Drawing on a wide range of architectural examples, from African mud huts to modern apartment complexes, Betsky explores what effects this division of architectural labor has had on our sensibilities and, indeed, on how we relate to one another as men and women. He believes that although it has always been thus, we do not have to live within this dichotomy between the exterior and the interior, the made and the lived, the masculine and the feminine, forever. It is possible, says Betsky, to create "spaces of liberation, spaces in which we can re-construct our selves and our world."
Icons : magnets of meaning by Aaron Betsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lipstick. 501s. Las Vegas hotels. What do they mean to us? What do they say about who we are? From freeways to surfboards to corporate logos, twelve everyday objects are recast here as icons - single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this striking volume explores these icons as benchmarks for the current state of design and suggests new ways to look at the interconnectedness of design, consumer culture, and the aesthetics of desire. -- from back cover
Queer space : architecture and same-sex desire by Aaron Betsky( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betsky asserts that gay men and women have always been at the forefront of architectural innovation - reclaiming abandoned neighborhoods, redefining urban spaces, and creating liberating interiors out of hostile environments. These "queer spaces" reflect the experiences of homosexuals in a straight culture. Often forced to hide their true nature, gay men and women have turned inward, playing with the norms of interior space and creating environments of stagecraft and celebration where they can define themselves without fear. Their experiments point the way to an architecture that can free us all from the imprisoning structures and spaces of the modern city
Experimental architecture in Los Angeles by Aaron Betsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the latest developments in one of architecture's most exciting centers of activity
James Gamble Rogers and the architecture of pragmatism by Aaron Betsky( Book )

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

Architecture must burn by Aaron Betsky( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a combative fusion of ideas and graphic design, mixing contemporary theories on spatiality, technology, literature and art. It contains 28 discussions revolving around the notion that architecture is an example of technology acting as a form of poetry
The U.N. Building by Aaron Betsky( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it was completed in 1952 along New York's East River, the United Nations Building stood as a symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. One of the most historic commissions of the 20th century, it was inspired by Le Corbusier's vision and seen through by architect Wallace Harrison, whose triumph put him on the cover of Time magazine." "More than 50 years later, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. Its magnificent public spaces and assembly halls, as well as its impressive collection of artworks by Chagall, Henry Moore and many others, make it one of the most visited sites in New York." "On the celebration of the United Nations' 60th Anniversary, and before a long period of renovation, this publication presents a portrait of this building. Specially commissioned photography and an essay bring alive the spaces that have played host to the historic aspirations, speeches, debates and gatherings that have been central to the world's development since 1945"--Jacket
Scanning : the aberrant architectures of Diller + Scofidio by Diller + Scofidio (studio di architettura)( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The de Young in the 21st century : a museum by Herzog & de Meuron by Diana Ketcham( Book )

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

Designed by the internationally renowned Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, winners of the 2001 Pritzker Prize, the new de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is an architectural tour de force
The complete Zaha Hadid by Zaha Hadid( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zaha Hadid is the leading architect in the world, and is the first female recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize (2004). This is the complete monograph of Hadid's works, from her early, unbuilt projects and ideas from her student years to her very latest projects around the world, including the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan, USA. The book also includes her furniture, product and exhibition designs
Koning Eizenberg : buildings by Aaron Betsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning work of Koning Eizenberg reveals the influence of Southern California's unique modernist tradition and earlier craftsmen and bungalow architecture, as well as Los Angeles's stucco dingbat apartments and strip centers, arid climate, and strong natural colors. One of the most widely published of California architecture firms, Koning Eizenberg is best known for innovative, low-cost housing of all types in Los Angeles and its beach communities of Venice and Santa Monica: single room occupancy hotels, multi-family housing, artists' lofts, and single-family houses. In the last ten years, this rapidly expanding firm has designed many other projects, including a community center, offices for film production companies, a municipal gymnasium, and additions to the historic Farmer's Market in Los Angeles. The young Australian team of Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg arrived in Los Angeles from Melbourne in 1979 for graduate study at UCLA. They quickly embraced the burgeoning architectural scene dominated by local heroes Frank Gehry and Charles Moore and established their own practice in the early 1980s. Koning and Eizenberg first acquired hands-on experience as designers, developers, and builders of modest residential additions that played up the importance of outdoor space, courtyards, and inexpensive materials. Their work today continues to use sunlight, bright colors, landscape, and unexpected juxtapositions of scale and details to create eye-catching architecture in ordinary, vernacular contexts. This first monograph on the firm features 26 projects and three essays, illustrated with photographs, plans, and Koning and Eizenberg's signature facade sketches and composition studies. Among the buildings included in this volume are Electric ArtBlock, twenty units of artists' work-from-home housing in Venice; the Simone Hotel, an SRO in downtown Los Angeles; the Ken Edwards Center for Community Services in Santa Monica; the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Koning and Eizenberg's own house in Santa Monica; and ten additional single-family houses and additions"--Page 4 of cover
Rob Wellington Quigley : buildings ₊ projects by Rob Wellington Quigley( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the work of the San Diego based architect. Features 28 built and unbuilt projects
Zaha Hadid : complete works by Zaha Hadid( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zaha Hadid is the most visionary of the best-known contemporary architects. This is the most complete survey of her work, and it encompasses both built and unbuilt designs, including her most recent commissions: the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Lithuania and the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 London Olympics. Among her most renowned works are the Vitra Fire Station in Germany and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati."---- Publisher description
Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos : UN Studio UN Fold by Ben van Berkel( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UN Studio also known as the United Network Studio was founded in 1998 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (art historian) as a continuation of their multidisciplinary architectural practice
Drager House : Franklin D. Israel by Aaron Betsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each book in this series focuses on a celebrated building, chosen for its exceptional character, innovative design or technical virtuosity. Included is a text by a respected author, plus technical drawings, photographs and working details
Simply Droog : 10 + 3 years of creating innovation and discussion by Droog( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2004 to accompany the touring exhibition "Simply Droog: 10 + 1 years of creating discussion and innovation," this updated edition documents the Dutch conceptual design company Droog Design's activities, products and designs from 2004 and 2005
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False flat : why Dutch design is so good
False flat : why Dutch design is so goodLandscrapers : building with the landViolated perfection : architecture and the fragmentation of the modernIcons : magnets of meaningQueer space : architecture and same-sex desireJames Gamble Rogers and the architecture of pragmatismArchitecture must burnThe U.N. Building
Alternative Names
Aaron Betsky Amerikaans architect

Aaron Betsky architecte américain

Aaron Betsky arquitecto y crítico de arte estadounidense

Бетски, Аарон

ベツキー, アーロン

ベツキィ, アーロン

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