Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide West Coast Usa

Author: Sam Lubell
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714871950
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A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.

Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide East Coast Usa

Author: Sam Lubell
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714876627
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A curated list of more than 250 must-see destinations organized geographically from Maine to Florida Featuring architecture by some of the biggest Mid-Century names, including Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, and Philip Johnson, each of the more than 250 buildings is located on a regional map. The book includes all the additional information needed to find and visit each building. Its cool and functional design makes this book a coveted Modernist-style object in itself. Including icons from The Met Breuer to the fabulous beach houses of Fire Island, private homes in Connecticut, Manhattan skyscrapers, and the Tropical Modern residences of Sarasota, Florida, it is a must-have guide to one of the most fertile and lesser-known regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture. From the publisher of Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA.

Laboratory Lifestyles

Author: Sandra Kaji-O'Grady
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262038927
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A generously illustrated examination of the boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories and how this affects scientists' work. The past decade has seen an extraordinary laboratory-building boom. This new crop of laboratories features spectacular architecture and resort-like amenities. The buildings sprawl luxuriously on verdant campuses or sit sleekly in expensive urban neighborhoods. Designed to attract venture capital, generous philanthropy, and star scientists, these laboratories are meant to create the ideal conditions for scientific discovery. Yet there is little empirical evidence that shows if they do. Laboratory Lifestyles examines this new species of scientific laboratory from architectural, economic, social, and scientific perspectives. Generously illustrated with photographs of laboratories and scientists at work in them, the book investigates how “lifestyle science” affects actual science. Are scientists working when they stretch in a yoga class, play volleyball in the company tournament, chat in an on-site café, or show off their facilities to visiting pharmaceutical executives? The book describes, among other things, the role of beanbag chairs in the construction of science at Xerox PARC; the Southern California vibe of the RAND Corporation (Malibu), General Atomic (La Jolla), and Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu); and Biosphere 2's “bionauts” as both scientists and scientific subjects; and interstellar laboratories. Laboratory Lifestyles (the title is an allusion to Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar's influential Laboratory Life) documents a shift in what constitutes scientific practice; these laboratories and their lifestyles are as experimental as the science they cultivate. Contributors Kathleen Brandt, Russell Hughes, Tim Ivison, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Stuart W. Leslie, Brian Lonsway, Sean O'Halloran, Simon Sadler, Chris L. Smith, Nicole Sully, Ksenia Tatarchenko, William Taylor, Julia Tcharfas, Albena Yaneva, Stelios Zavos

The Rough Guide To California

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241314828
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The fully updated The Rough Guide to California is the definitive guide to the most visited state in the US. Now is a great time to visit: 2017 is the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love; the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has burst onto the scene at Universal Studios, and LA also boasts cool new contemporary art museum The Broad; there's been an explosion of microbreweries across the state; countless hiking trails beckon at Yosemite National Park and the backcountry wilderness of Sierra Nevada; whilst Historic Route 66 still offers all the kitsch Americana and romance of the open road. Discover California's highlights with beautiful photography, easy-to-use maps, and more listings and information than ever before. The Rough Guide to California contains fun and adventurous itineraries, author recommendations for where to stay and eat, savvy lists of hotspots, and heaps of practical advice to help you whatever your budget. Make the most of every minute of your trip with The Rough Guide to California.

Fodor S California

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 1640971777
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Ready to experience California? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s California travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of California, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to get a glimpse of the Hollywood sign, wander among giant redwood trees at Muir Woods, or camp in a National Park, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s California includes: ● AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of California. ● SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on the San Diego Zoo and wine tasting in Sonoma. ● INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. ● MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. ● MORE THAN 45 MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. ● EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. ● TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. ● LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. ● HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. ● INSIDER TIPS for navigating California’s National Parks. ● COVERS: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Napa and Sonoma, the Pacific Coast Highway, Monterey, Route 66, Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, the Mojave Desert, Palm Springs, Sacramento, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on spending more time in California? Check out Fodor’s Los Angeles, Fodor's San Francisco, Fodor's San Diego, and Fodor's Napa & Sonoma.

Fodor S Southern California

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0804143919
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience---from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of San Diego; Orange County and Catalina Island; Los Angeles; The Central Coast; Channel Islands National Park; The Monterey Bay Area; The Inland Empire; Palm Springs; Joshua Tree National Park; The Mojave Desert; Death Valley National Park; The Central Valley; The Southern Sierra; Yosemite National Park; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Planning to focus on Los Angeles? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Los Angeles.

Palm Springs Modern

Author: Adèle Cygelman
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
ISBN:
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Examines the impact architects and designers have had on Palm Springs

Recipes From Historic California

Author: Steve Bauer
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589794009
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Linda and Steve Bauer guide readers through a culinary journey across California, detailing some of the most interesting histories and delicious recipes from California's landmark restaurants. Each of the restaurants visited reveals several signature dishes to be easily replicated at home. California's cuisine comes alive as the Bauers discover the state's most historic restaurants.

Palm Springs Holiday

Author: Peter Moruzzi
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781423604761
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This is the story of Palm Springs in its golden years, a city that had it all, including marvelous midcentury Modern architecture, fabulous fly-in hotels, and a swinging nightlife. Through vintage photographs, postcards, and other ephemera, Palm Springs Holiday recalls the Palm Springs area from the 1910s through the 1960s, where people vacationed in the desert, dined, danced, and lounged poolside. Features vintage images of the Coachella Valley and shots of the area's famous hotels and gambling dens. Peter Moruzzi is the author of Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground. An architectural historian by profession, he is an acknowledged expert on midcentury Modern architecture and design. He is the founding president of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, an organization dedicated to preserving modern architecture and historic neighborhoods in the Coachella Valley. He lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Visit the golden era of this foremost desert resort.

Palm Springs

Author: Dolly Faibyshev
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764334610
Size: 64.49 MB
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178 stunning color and b/w photos present mid-century modern architecture clustered, perhaps in its highest concentration, in Palm Springs, California. The desert environment and Hollywood stars inspired architects of the day to creative heights, including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Albert Frey, William F. Cody, and Richard Neutra. See the Frey House II, Kaufmann House, "House of Tomorrow," and many more. Distinctive architectural features include carports, stone and perforated walls, chalet entrances, extra large driveways, walls of glass, indoor/outdoor spaces, deep overhangs and peaked, butterfly, and L-shaped roofs. For all who are passionate about architecture, this book will be a treasure.