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Solomon, Susan G.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 59 publications in 3 languages and 2,916 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV425, 796.06873
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan G Solomon
The science of play : how to build playgrounds that enhance children's development by Susan G Solomon( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor design and wasted funding characterize today's American playgrounds. A range of factors - including a litigious cuulture, overzealous safety guidelines, and an ethos of risk aversion -- have created uniform and unimaginative playgrounds. These places fail to nurture the development of children or promote playgrounds as an active component in enlivenig community space. This book demonstrates how to alter the status quo by allying data with design
American playgrounds : revitalizing community space by Susan G Solomon( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplementing her impeccable command of primary and secondary sources with hundreds of hours of interviews with designers and clients, the author confronts a seriously under-developed topic with powerful and complex arguments rich in social history, law, theories of play and childhood, and urban planning. Readers will be inspired - and equipped - to take up the gauntlet of advocacy for superior American playgrounds." "American Playgrounds will fascinate diverse constituencies, including parents, educators, policymakers, and art, architectural and cultural historians. For those commissioning, funding, designing, and overseeing playgrounds, it will be indispensable."--Jacket
Louis I. Kahn's Jewish architecture : Mikveh Israel and the midcentury American synagogue by Susan G Solomon( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961, famed architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) received a commission to design a new synagogue. His client was one of the oldest Sephardic Orthodox congregations in the United States: Philadelphia's Mikveh Israel. Due to the loss of financial backing, Kahn's plans were never realized. Nevertheless, the haunting and imaginative schemes for Mikveh Israel remain among Kahn's most revered designs. Susan G. Solomon uses Kahn's designs for Mikveh Israel as a lens through which to examine the transformation of the American synagogue from 1955 to 1970. She shows how Kahn wrestled with issues that challenged postwar Jewish institutions and evaluates his creative attempts to bridge modernism and Judaism. She argues that Kahn provided a fresh paradigm for synagogues, one that offered innovations in planning, decoration, and the incorporation of light and nature into building design
Louis I. Kahn's Trenton Jewish Community Center by Susan G Solomon( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Norwegian and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Kahn is considered by many to be the greatest modern American architect. His design for the Jewish Community center in New Jersey, which he began in 1955, epitomizes the esential forms for which Kahn is known. The Trenton Bath House, the best-known component of the project, embodies a simple scale and program that shows Kahn's work at its most elemental. This book explores not only the formal aspects of the building, but also the political history of its construction, the social issues of suburbanization and the post-World War II Jewish community, and Kahn's personal relationship with his Jewish heritage."--Jacket
Secular and spiritual humanism : Louis I. Kahn's work for the Jewish community in the 1950s and 1960s by Susan G Solomon( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the resources of the Louis I. Kahn Collection and the internal records of the patron institutions, this study examines why only one of these projects was fully completed. Lack of financing was the ostensible explanation but it can be shown that reasons for failure were more complex. A disparity between Kahn's aspirations and those of the client was often at the heart of each failure. While his clients were rarely satisfied with Kahn's work, their patronage challenged him to create some of his most significant designs and forced him to craft memorable phrases and pronouncements. This occurred because the Jewish community, like the modern movement in architecture, was in transition in the post World War II years. Kahn intuitively grasped that connection and eagerly embraced work for Jewish institutions because of the unique architectural opportunities it offered. Notions such as "Servant and Served" space and the dualities of "Silence and Light" were first developed or clarified for Jewish institutions. Kahn also used these projects to reinvigorate and redefine modernism; express his concern for human interaction; and explore his love of historical context
Theory and research in Soviet social inquiry by Susan G Solomon( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Secular and spiritual humanism: Louis I Kahn's work for the Jewish by Susan G Solomon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American paintings in the Newark Museum by Susan G Solomon( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2016 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Louis I Mikveh Israel and the midcentury American synagogue by Susan G Solomon( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American playgrounds : revitalizing community space
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Louis I. Kahn's Jewish architecture : Mikveh Israel and the midcentury American synagogueLouis I. Kahn's Trenton Jewish Community CenterLouis I Mikveh Israel and the midcentury American synagogue
Alternative Names
Solomon, Susan Goodwin Goldberg.

Solomon, Susan Goodwin Goldberg 1943-

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