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Britton, Karla

Overview
Works: 16 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 1,176 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: NA4600, 720.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karla Britton
Auguste Perret by Karla Britton( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and French and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"French architect Auguste Perret (1874-1954) was a pioneering precursor to the Modern Movement. His career is inextricably linked to the constructional technique of reinforced concrete: in works such as his 1903 apartment building in rue Franklin, Paris, concrete a material that previously had been perceived as common and industrial was reinvented, handled artistically and given its own idiom. Le Corbusier described this building as 'a foretaste of the modern world'." "With his projects in France and abroad, such as the MusZ e des Travaux Publics in Paris, the Church of Notre-Dame at Raincy and many other domestic, industrial and urban projects, Perret caught the attention of a generation searching for a new architecture appropriate to the twentieth century. A committed constructor and innovator, Perret simultaneously adhered to structural classicist principles, continuously resisting the more transitory aspects of the avant-garde." "This monograph is the first sustained study of Perret in English, richly illustrated with new colour photography as well as drawings and photographs from the Perret archive. It also includes an appendix of Perret's aphorisms and other writings, which provide an insight into his craft and its artistic social principles."--Jacket
Constructing the ineffable : contemporary sacred architecture by Karla Britton( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the history of the built environment there has been no more significant endeavor than the construction of houses of worship, which were once the focal point around which civilizations and city-states developed. This book is the first to examine this topic across continents and from the perspective of multiple faiths. It addresses how sacred buildings are viewed in the context of contemporary architecture and religious practice
The Cathedral of Christ the Light : the making of a 21st century cathedral : Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP by Owings & Merrill Skidmore( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completed in 2008, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings of recent times. Its design, by Craig W. Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), combines the early Christian symbol of the fish with an innovative structure made of glass, wood and concrete. A glazed, bivalve exterior envelops the building, while a layer of fritted glass diffuses light and heat. Inside, the vaulted wooden ceiling soars 130 feet upwards, where an oculus opens out to the sky. The unique Omega window behind the altar was created with the help of new technology developed specifically for the cathedral: an image of the Romanesque relief of Christ from the tympanum of Chartres Cathedral was digitized and rendered as laser-perforated holes in an aluminum panel, creating a 60-foot pixilated image. With 150 color reproductions, this volume examines Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's masterpiece
Sanctuary of Fatima, Church of the Most Holy Trinity( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the design and construction of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Fatima, Portugal
Hawaiian modern : the architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff by Vladimir Ossipoff( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the forefront of the postwar phenomenon known as tropical modernism, Vladimir Ossipoff(1907-1998) won recognition as the "master of Hawaiian architecture." Although he practiced at a time of rapid growth and social change in Hawai'i, Ossipoff criticized large-scale development and advocated environmentally sensitive designs, developing a distinctive form of architecture appropriate to the lush topography, light, and microclimates of the Hawaiian Islands." "This book is the first to focus on Ossipoff's career, presenting significant new material on the architect and situating him within the tropical modernist movement and the cultural context of the Pacific region. The authors discuss how Ossipoff synthesized Eastern and Western influences, including Japanese building techniques and modern architectural principles. In particular, they demonstrate that he drew inspiration from the interplay of indoor and outdoor space as advocated by such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, applying these to the concerns and vernacular traditions of the tropics. The result was a vibrant and glamorous architectural style, which is captured vividly in this volume in archival images and new photography."--Jacket
Modern architecture and the lifeworld : essays in honor of Kenneth Frampton( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of modern architecture has been inextricably entangled in issues of politics, nationalism, and the environment, creating a tension between local context and global development that is unresolved to this day. In this context, few writers have exerted as much influence on architectural theory and practice as Kenneth Frampton. In this illustrated volume, twenty-nine contributors from around the world amplify and pay tribute to his writing and thought. Intended for all those concerned with the built environment, this book offers further evidence of how this scholar, humanist, and teacher has shaped our understanding of the working reality of the architect. The premise of Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld is rooted in Frampton's understanding of how architecture must engage with both cultural and constructional imperatives; and it addresses strategies for grappling with contemporary concerns such as regional identity amidst urban globalization, and tectonic culture and landform in the construction of place. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Hawaiian modern : the architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff by Vladimir Ossipoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the forefront of the postwar phenomenon known as tropical modernism, Vladimir Ossipoff(1907-1998) won recognition as the "master of Hawaiian architecture." Although he practiced at a time of rapid growth and social change in Hawai'i, Ossipoff criticized large-scale development and advocated environmentally sensitive designs, developing a distinctive form of architecture appropriate to the lush topography, light, and microclimates of the Hawaiian Islands." "This book is the first to focus on Ossipoff's career, presenting significant new material on the architect and situating him within the tropical modernist movement and the cultural context of the Pacific region. The authors discuss how Ossipoff synthesized Eastern and Western influences, including Japanese building techniques and modern architectural principles. In particular, they demonstrate that he drew inspiration from the interplay of indoor and outdoor space as advocated by such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, applying these to the concerns and vernacular traditions of the tropics. The result was a vibrant and glamorous architectural style, which is captured vividly in this volume in archival images and new photography."--Jacket
Auguste Perret and the construction of exactitute by Karla Britton( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cathedral of Christ the light : the making of a 21st century cathedral( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural horizontality : Auguste Perret in the Middle East by Karla Britton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rm schindler/auguste perret by Karla Britton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hawaiian Modern : the architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christ the Light : the Making of a 21st Century Cathedral( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two overlapping circles, known as a mandorla, form the basis of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, which was completed in 2008. The design, by Craig W. Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), combines the early Christian symbol of the fish--ichthys--with an innovative structure made of glass, wood, and concrete. A glazed, bivalve exterior envelops the building, while a layer of fritted glass diffuses light and heat. Inside, the vaulted wooden ceiling soars forty meters upward and is reminiscent of a boat, while an oculus in the enormous dome opens up to the sky. Aisles are like rays leading to the rectangular altar. The unique Omega window behind the altar was created with the help of new technology developed specifically for the cathedral: an image of the Romanesque relief of Christ from the tympanum of Chartres Cathedral was digitized, after which a laser was used to perforate holes in an aluminum panel, rendering an eighteen-meter-tall pixilated image. The image of the Pantocrator is visible as 94,000 points of light inside the cathedral
Lugares sagrados : perspectivas críticas by Karla Britton( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Rezension von:] Camera constructs : photography, architecture and the modern city by Karla Britton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modern urbanism by Karla Britton( Book )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Britton Karla

Britton, Karla Cavarra.

Britton, Karla Marie Cavarra.

Cavarra Britton, Karla.

Cavarra Britton, Karla Marie

Languages
English (66)

French (4)