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Tsien, Billie

Works: 69 works in 130 publications in 2 languages and 1,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Internet videos  Interviews  Architectural drawings  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: NA737.T55, 720.922
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O'Donnell + Tuomey : Selected Works by John Tuomey( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work life : Tod Williams, Billie Tsien by Tod Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Work Life: Tod Williams Billie Tsien, the first monograph published on the architects' work, presents photographic portfolios of ten recent works, including the masterful "scientific monastery" of the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California; the sculptural forms of the Phoenix Art Museum; the complex of seven buildings that make up New College at the University of Virginia; and two buildings at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. Two sections of the book are devoted to early and in-progress work. The final essay, "Who We Are," is a personal exploration of not only the architecture but also the architects."--Jacket
The architecture of the Barnes Foundation : gallery in a garden, garden in a gallery by Tod Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive description and behind-the-scenes look into the architectural evolution of the Barnes Foundation's new building in downtown Philadelphia. In 2007, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects received the commission to design the new Barnes Foundation building, an enviable project that was surrounded both by controversy and the excitement of increasing access to one of America's premier collections of post-impressionist art, amassed by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in the early twentieth century. This book presents photographs and drawings highlighting the new building's sensitivity to the ideology of Dr. Barnes and the creativity of Paul Cret, who designed the foundation's gallery in Merion. In the new facility, the Merion galleries are faithfully reproduced at the same scale with similar materials and are seamlessly integrated into the larger new building a refined modernist masterpiece surrounded by grounds designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin
Wunderkammer by Tod Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the idea of the wunderkammer--'wonder-room' or 'cabinet of curiosities'--that originated during the Renaissance, world-renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien invited 35 celebrated architects and designers from around the world to create their own wunderkammers, filling boxes with objects that inspire them. This delightful book gathers together the varied, evocative wunderkammers along with accompanying statements by their architect-creators, including such luminaries as Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Murray Moss, Diébédo Francis Keré, Juhani Pallasmaa, Elias Torres, and Peter Zumthor. An introduction by Williams and Tsien explains their fascination with the wunderkammer and looks at their own history of collecting. The boxes, each spotlighted in its own section, are explored through each architect's essay; working drawings and sketchbook pages; construction and installation photos; a list of the items contained; and a photograph of the final box. Wunderkammer offers a new way to think about art and inventiveness, collection and meaning in everyday objects."--
30 Years of Emerging Voices : Idea, Form, Resonance( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unprecedented collection of design projects and practices, Thirty Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance documents close to 250 of the most innovative North American design firms of the past three decades. Since 1982 The Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices program has recognized architects, landscape architects, and urban designers whose distinctive voices promise to influence architectural discourse, design, and practice for years to come. Insightful essays and commentaries by leading critics, architects, and historians consider and contextualize the continuing impact of the Emerging Voices' inventive work on architectural culture and the built environment"--Back cover
Tod Williams Billie Tsien : the 1998 Charles & Ray Eames lecture by Tod Williams( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casa MTY = House MTY = Ville MTY by Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House MTY is located in San Pedro Garza García (State of Nuevo León), in a recently developed forest area and with a strict regulation of construction that emphasizes the ecological protection. This book is an architectural, conceptual, poetic and literary account of the house and its natural and architectural context. With texts by Alexandre Labasse, Richard Meier, Juhani Pallasmaa, Claude Parent, Jesús Silva-Herzog, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, this monograph project is inspired by the environment, filled with rocks and with interesting topography; a story that narrates the series of squares flowing between the cliffs with the vegetation as enclosure
Rene Gonzalez Architects : not lost in translation by Rene Gonzalez( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macías Peredo by SALVADOR MACIAS( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of architects Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo, based in Guadalajara, has always maintained its interest in architecture linked to manual and craft processes, so in each project they seek to transfer their intentions to the skills of the expert artisan-builders, thus achieving authenticity in each of their works. This is a compilation of some of the architectural works throughout their career, showing through them the conception and the process that resulted in a timeless and universal architecture that adapts to its context and creates favorable conditions for its environment
After September 11th : reimagining Manhattan's downtown( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects talk about how they felt after the attack on September 11th, 2001, come up with ideas of what to build on the site, and explain how they would build memorials
Williams Tsien : obras = works by Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and use by Tod Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Modernists: 9 American Architects( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine American architects discuss the challenges of modern architecture
Wendell Burnette : dialogues in space by Wendell Burnette( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet light : an installation of Isamu Noguchi's Akari light sculptures, July 20-September 17, 1994, the Gallery at Takashimaya by Isamu Noguchi( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OB+RA : Ruth Alvarado : desde el paisaje peruano = from the Peruvian landscape : Óscar Borasino : desde el paisaje peruano = from the Peruvian landscape( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of architects Oscar Borasino (Lima, 1951) and Ruth Alvarado (Lima, 1956) are comprised in this monograph of two separate and complementary identities: OB + RA. With texts by Billie Tsien, Todd Williams and Miquel Adrià, who elaborate on the work of these two important protagonists in the construction of the new architecture in Latin America
Domestic arrangements : a lab report by Tod Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tips on house design : Tod Williams Billie Tsien( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavoirs : washhouses of rural France by Mireille Roddier( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No building better embodies the ineffable qualities of rural France than the lavoir, the communal washhouse that, until a few decades ago, was the central gathering place for women in many small villages across the French countryside as much a part of communal life as the market. These open-air laundry rooms first appeared for the private use of the social elite in the seventeenth century but flourished as public spaces after the Revolution. Later, they became architectural monuments of regional styles and local materials, often hand-cut stone and hewn timbers, revealing centuries of masonry and woodworking tradition. As running water and modern appliances became standard in French homes after World War II, the lavoirs were abandoned, and with them three hundred years of women s gathering and conversation. In spite of the efforts of preservationists, hundreds of them have faced abandonment, vandalism, and decay. Through stunning duotone photographs, thoughtful sketches, and detailed watercolors, Mireille Roddier safeguards these places of haunting beauty. Her text outlines the history, politics, health, water technology, and social background of the buildings and unveils them as an important architectural type worthy of our study, admiration, and protection". --Back cover
Material process( Book )

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

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O'Donnell + Tuomey : Selected Works
Work life : Tod Williams, Billie TsienLavoirs : washhouses of rural FranceMaterial process