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Isenstadt, Sandy 1957-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 2,489 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Collector, Other, Contributor
Classifications: NA2794, 729.28092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sandy Isenstadt
Modernism and the Middle East : architecture and politics in the twentieth century by Sandy Isenstadt( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays treats the development of modern architecture in the Middle East, ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the 20th century to Libya under Italian colonial rule, and on to present-day Iraq. The essays cohere around the encounter between the politics of nation-building and architectural modernism
The modern American house : spaciousness and middle-class identity by Sandy Isenstadt( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Modern American House, Sandy Isenstadt examines how architects, interior designers, and landscape designers worked to visually enhance spatial perception in middle-class houses. The desire for spaciousness reached its highest pitch where it was most lacking, in the small, single-family houses that came to be the cornerstone of middle-class life in the nineteenth century. In direct conflict with actual dimensions, spaciousness was linked to a tension unique to the middle-class: between spatial aspirations and financial limitations. Although rarely addressed in a sustained fashion by theorists and practitioners: Isenstadt argues that spaciousness was central to the development of modern American domestic architecture, with explicit strategies for perceiving space being pivotal to modern house design. Through professional endorsement, concern for visual space found its way into discussion on the course of a century of real estate taste and law. This book documents how visual space came to be internalized as a cultural value."--Jacket
Cities of light : two centuries of urban illumination by Sandy Isenstadt( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting technology, and increased focus on sustainability and human-scaled environments. Cities of Light is expansive in coverage, spanning two centuries and touching on developments on six continents, without diluting its central focus on architectural and urban lighting. Covering history, geography, theory, and speculation in urban lighting, readers will have numerous points of entry into the book, finding it easy to navigate for a quick reference and or a coherent narrative if read straight through. With chapters written by respected scholars and highly-regarded contemporary practitioners, this book will delight students and practitioners of architectural and urban history, area and cultural studies, and lighting design professionals and the institutional and municipal authorities they serve. At a moment when the entire world is being reshaped by new lighting technologies and new design attitudes, the longer history of urban lighting remains fragmentary. Cities of Light aims to provide a global framework for historical studies of urban lighting and to offer a new perspective on the fast-moving developments of lighting today."--Publisher's website
Electric light : an architectural history by Sandy Isenstadt( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Sandy Isenstadt examines electric light as a form of architecture-as a new, uniquely modern kind of building material. Electric light was more than just a novel way of brightening a room or illuminating a streetscape; it brought with it new ways of perceiving and experiencing space itself. If modernity can be characterized by rapid, incessant change, and modernism as the creative response to such change, Isenstadt argues, then electricity-instantaneous, malleable, ubiquitous, evanescent-is modernity's medium.0Isenstadt shows how the introduction of electric lighting at the end of the nineteenth century created new architectural spaces that altered and sometimes eclipsed previously existing spaces. He constructs an architectural history of these new spaces through five examples, ranging from the tangible miracle of the light switch to the immaterial and borderless gloom of the wartime blackout. He describes what it means when an ordinary person can play God by flipping a switch; when the roving cone of automobile headlights places driver and passenger at the vertex of a luminous cavity; when lighting in factories is seen to enhance productivity; when Times Square became an emblem of illuminated commercial speech; and when the absence of electric light in a blackout produced a new type of space. In this book, the first sustained examination of the spatial effects of electric lighting, Isenstadt reconceives modernism in architecture to account for the new perceptual conditions and visual habits that followed widespread electrification
Long Island moderns : art and architecture on the North Shore and beyond( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern world : American design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950 by Yale University( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans living in the first decades of the twentieth century felt they inhabited a modern age. A spirit of excitement and experimentation transformed the world around them, in particular the consumer goods that filled their homes and offices. A Modern World draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States. This catalogue organizes roughly 300 examples of silver, glass, industrial design, furniture, medals, jewelry, and printed textiles into thematic groups that chart the aesthetic and social trends that defined American design from the Jazz Age to the Space Age. The authors consider modernism broadly-- from handmade luxury goods to mass-produced housewares-- establishing a context for the objects within larger international developments in architecture, avant-garde art, and scientific innovation. New research and compelling juxtapositions offer an expanded understanding of the era, and designer biographies and corporate chronologies help make this catalogue a valuable resource"--Publisher's description
Allied Works Architecture : occupation by Brad Cloepfil( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhaustive publication documents all of the projects to date of American architect Brad Cloepfil (*1956). The first monograph on Cloepfil and his office, Allied Works Architecture, it presents in-depth accounts of his works, many of which include photographs, architectural drawings, models, as well as project descriptions. Featured projects include the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Clyfford Still Museum, and the National Music Centre of Canada. Architectural historians Kenneth Frampton and Sandy Isenstadt contribute texts that include detailed analyses of several of the buildings. An important element of the book is a series of extended conversations between Cloepfil and artists Doug Aitken, Ann Hamilton, and Ben Rubin, landscape designer Douglas Reed, ecologist Eric Sanderson, theologian and philosopher Mark Taylor, and engineer and manufacturer Jan Tichelaar
Cellophane House : KieranTimberlake by Stephen Kieran( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Cellophane House' chronicles the design and execution of a five-story, off-site fabricated home assembled on-site in just 16 days as part of The Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
The structure of light : Richard Kelly and the illumination of modern architecture by Dietrich Neumann( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, Aug. 23-Oct. 2, 2010
House tour : views of the unfurnished interior by Mostra internazionale di architettura( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

240 cm is the standard distance between floor and ceiling in residential buildings: the height of the void we inhabit. In its precision, and its emptiness, the number reflects contemporary interior architecture's condition. In a series of essays, 'House Tour' explores an interior that is both familiar and seemingly uninhabited, critically celebrating a peculiar genre of representation, the architectural photography of an unfurnished interior. The authors - including anthropologists, architecture theorists and art historians - consider the ubiquitous contemporary apartment from an eye-level view, foregrounding the appearance and material presence of the architectural shell. They start out from photographs of unfurnished interiors found on the websites of leading Swiss architecture firms. They have a blank, labyrinthine appearance, with walls intersecting at oblique angles and exits seemingly leading nowhere, and show featureless rooms with seamless trans
Eero Saarinen : realizing American utopia( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long Island moderns : art and architecture on the North Shore and beyond ; [October 3, 2009 - January 10, 2010]( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutra's nature by Sandy Isenstadt( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anxious modernisms : postwar architectural culture, 1943-1968( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sound recordings of the conference "Anxious modernisms : postwar architectural culture, 1943-1968", presented at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Apr. 30 and May 1, 1999, in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Includes opening remarks by Phyllis Lambert, Kurt W. Forster and Réjean Legault
Groping in the dark : the scotopic space of blackouts by Sandy Isenstadt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Studies in modernity and national identity) by Sandy Isenstadt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Against reason : John Lautner and postwar architecture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This two-day symposium, organized in conjunction with the Hammer Museum's exhibition "Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner," includes a series of panels and presentations, where architects, engineers, and architectural historians explore the distinctive work of Los Angeles architect John Lautner. The symposium participants discuss antirationalism in architecture during the second half of the twentieth century and attempt to broaden the view of postwar architecture. The symposium was presented by the Getty Research Institute and the Hammer Museum
Nature modern : the place of landscape in the modern movement by Albert Kirchengast( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La Naturaleza no es simplemente “verde” o “lo contrario de cultura”. Es esencialmente un constructo intelectual. La relación entre hombre y Naturaleza, por ejemplo, se articula a sí misma arquitectónicamente. Entonces, ¿cómo ver el posible rol de la Naturaleza en proyectos de arquitectos representativos del International Style (incluyendo sus ecos manifiestos en la modernidad de la posguerra) y cómo puede hacerse visible la Naturaleza en el entorno construido? Los ensayos incluidos en el libro proponen un cambio de perspectiva en cuanto al concepto de Naturaleza en la modernidad y en cuanto a la arquitectura en su relación con la Naturaleza, cambio que solo se contempla, generalmente, en disciplinas como la historia de los jardines. ¿Cómo afecta todo esto a nuestra condición actual?
Shopping : material culture perspectives by David L Ames( )

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

We all shop. The essays in this wide-ranging anthology demonstrates how a material culture perspective-a focus on the mutual creation of people and their things-yields significant insights into multiple aspects of consumption in American culture
Richard Neutra and the psychology of architectural consumption by Sandy Isenstadt( )

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

 
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Modernism and the Middle East : architecture and politics in the twentieth century
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The modern American house : spaciousness and middle-class identityLong Island moderns : art and architecture on the North Shore and beyondA modern world : American design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950Allied Works Architecture : occupationThe structure of light : Richard Kelly and the illumination of modern architectureLong Island moderns : art and architecture on the North Shore and beyond ; [October 3, 2009 - January 10, 2010]
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