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Steele, James 1943-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 568 publications in 8 languages and 13,478 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Biography  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx, Other, Contributor, Illustrator, ed
Classifications: NA1585.F37, 720.92
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Most widely held works by James Steele
Architecture today by James Steele( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an attempt to make sense of the pluralistic nature of contemporary architecture, by offering an incisive yet accessible critique of the world's most prominent architectural movements and trends. Free of the jargon that all too frequently characterizes some of the contemporary writing on architecture, Architecture Today briefly examines the background to the architecture of the latter half of the century, and explores contemporary styles and movements theme by theme. The work of architects from all over the world is analysed, and their most original, influential and challenging works are illustrated, indicating the radical changes that have occurred in architecture in the last forty years." "Architecture Today's accessible tone will make this book essential reading for all those who are interested in architecture, in the visual arts and in contemporary culture."--Jacket
Los Angeles architecture : the contemporary condition by James Steele( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of architecture worldwide since the 1960s
Ecological architecture : a critical history by James Steele( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ecological approach to building is the great untold story in the architectural history of the past century. Although not by any means anti-modern, many of the key tenets of the ecological philosophy - sustainability, energy efficiency, harmonious relationship with the environment, a focus on suitability of building types for specific conditions - always stood in apparent contrast to the sweep of science-led 'progress' that characterized much of the Modern Movement. Today, however, in a world increasingly awake to environmental damage, the visionaries of the past are vindicated to the point where yesterday's eccentricities are today's legal requirements, and every architect has an obligation to the environment as well as to his or her client." "After an introduction to the terminology of ecological architecture - including terms such as 'green' and 'sustainable' - the book is organized into three parts. Part I identifies the recurring themes in ecological architecture. Part II features twenty-five case studies each focusing on a specific architect, movement or topic. Some of the names are familiar in this context - Rasem Badran, Kenneth Yeang, Hassan Fathy - but there are also plenty of surprises - Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller, Rudolf Schindler. The third part of the book looks to the future and to where ecological architecture might go next as it struggles to deal with global urbanization." "A decisive step in the rewriting of the history of modern architecture, this book is essential reading for practitioners and students of architecture. As an urgent wake-up call concerning the state of our built environment, it will be of interest to everyone who cares about the future of our planet."--Jacket
Eames House : Charles and Ray Eames by James Steele( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series of technically informative monographs embracing a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings. This work deals with Eames House in California and includes a comprehensive set of technical drawings and working details
The architecture of Rasem Badran : narratives on people and place by James Steele( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The architecture of Rasem Badran is human-scaled - one that responds to its environment and meets the social and cultural requirements of the people who use it. For the first time, this book provides an overview of the work of one who could be seen as the natural successor to the seminal Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy." "This book brings together the architect's own dramatic collection of drawings, plans and photographs, many seen here for the first time. A comprehensive chronology of Badran's work completes this survey of one of the most influential and revolutionary architects of our time."--Jacket
Hellenistic architecture in Asia Minor by James Steele( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salk Institute : Louis I Kahn by James Steele( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Mary by James Steele( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the Queen Mary, once the world's largest and fastest ocean liner. Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and much unpublished archive material, it provides a unique record of a much-loved vessel
An architecture for people : the complete works of Hassan Fathy by James Steele( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of Hassan Fathy, one of the most influential Third World architects of the 20th century. The ideas he formulated before his death in 1989 have become key elements in the global architectural agenda, with his influence being particularly profound in the developing world. Fathy's buildings are found all over the world, from Egypt to India to New Mexico. The author was able to conduct extensive interviews with Fathy himself before he died, as well as with clients, family, disciples and friends. The author's research in Cairo and Greece (where Fathy worked from 1957-1962) uncovered many previously undocumented projects and he has drawn on the architect's personal notebooks and journals. Fathy's entire career is chronologically surveyed from his graduation in 1926 to the most productive period of his life - the two decades after his return to Egypt in 1962
Museum builders by James Steele( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and computers : action and reaction in the digital design revolution by James Steele( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Computers have revolutionized architecture, raising deep philosophical issues that are forcing a paradigm shift in the profession. Initially seen as a positive breakthrough that would make previously inconceivable projects possible, computer-aided design programs are increasingly being viewed as a mixed blessing that must be carefully accommodated in order for architects to retain creative identity." "An introduction explores the theory behind cyberspace and traces the effects that the worship of technology has had on society. This is followed by five chapters exploring different aspects of the computer in architecture. Themes discussed include the computer as a design tool; Frank Gehry's pioneering use of the CATIA program, first developed to design fighter planes: the results of letting the computer lead the design process; the backlash led by Eric Owen Moss and Moore, Ruble, Yudell; and the place of the computer in architectural education, with examples of student projects from the University of Southern California School of Architecture. The book features prominent projects by Gehry, Morphosis, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, Foster and Partners, Hamzah and Yeang, Coop Himmelb(l)au, NBBJ and others."--Jacket
The Greenwood encyclopedia of homes through world history by James Steele( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time, technology, and culture influence the homes of people throughout the world, from the simplest prehistoric dwellings to the architecturally complex single dwellings and skyscrapers of today. These volumes cover ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, and the Post-Industrial Revolution to the Present
Theatre builders by James Steele( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetic considerations and technical requirements clash when a designer is compelled to produce the best theatrical design. The way this conflict is overcome is the subject of this book that looks at examples of good practice throughout the world
Charles Rennie Mackintosh : synthesis in form by James Steele( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnsdall House : Frank Lloyd Wright by James Steele( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series of technically informative monographs embracing a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings. This work deals with Barnsdall (Hollyhock) House, and includes the architect's drawing record and a comprehensive set of newly drawn details
Hassan Fathy by J. M Richards( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable architecture : principles, paradigms, and case studies by James Steele( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author uses case studies from Los Angeles to Bangladesh to show builders and planners how to work with limited energy resources, take advantage of the wisdom of traditional local building techniques, make informed decisions about environmentally safe building materials, analyze energy consumption of traditional vs. modern construction, shape current urban planning policy, make the best use of technological advances in energy conservation, and teach a new generation of students a new way of building. The answer, says the author, is not to give up technological advances, but to use the best of them, to combine them with the best traditional methods, and to test every building, every community plan, by "green" principles
Rudolf Michael Schindler by James Steele( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les réalisations de l'architecte d'origine autrichienne Rudolf M. Schindler (1887-1953), aujourd'hui considéré comme le plus grand architecte de l'école californienne
Schnabel House : Frank Gehry by James Steele( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde uitgave met weinig tekst over het Schnabel House, een zeer exclusieve villa door de Canadese architect geb. 1929
California Aerospace Museum : Frank Gehry by James Steele( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterized by their collage-like complexity, their shifts in geometry and frequent use of utilitarian materials, Frank Gehry's buildings blur the fine line that separates art and architecture. The California Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles exemplifies Gehry's irreverent style
 
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Alternative Names
James Steele

Steele, James

Steele, James McLeod

Steele, James McLeod 1943-

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Los Angeles architecture : the contemporary conditionEcological architecture : a critical historyEames House : Charles and Ray EamesThe architecture of Rasem Badran : narratives on people and placeSalk Institute : Louis I KahnQueen MaryAn architecture for people : the complete works of Hassan FathyMuseum builders