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Inhaltsangabe: Moshe Safdie achieved worldwide recognition as an architect when his very first building, Habitat 67, at Expo in Montreal, proved to be eminently livable. He was also enthusiastically praised as a writer on architectural and human values after the publication of his first book, Beyond Habitat (The MIT Press, 1970). He has since added to his luster a number of exciting architectural projects, and now this second book, For Everyone a Garden, goes beyond Beyond Habitat in several ways: it provides further detail and technical specificity of Safdie's experience with industrialized building methods for architects and engineers; it updates the status of ongoing projects; and, best of all, it throws off a cascade of sparkling new ideas about people, building, planning, sites, processes, and their interactions. His readers will be glad to know that he remains as outspoken as ever.
The book is an integral synthesis of words and pictures. The greater part of its total net area is devoted to illustrations—about 125 drawings, 165 halftones, and 5 color photographs, supported by substantial captions—while the text proper puts these into perspective from four thematic points of view: the idea of the three-dimensional community; the requirements and possibilities of human habitation, ranging in amenity from the minimal to the luxurious; the techniques of building in the factory, with a case study that includes a typical plant layout and simplified flow diagrams; and the attributes of well-planned urban meeting places, whether in Jerusalem, Paris, or San Francisco.
The specific projects discussed in the book range from a proposal to convert Expo into a viable community of a quarter-million people after the close of the exhibition to his plans for a synagogue and rabbinical college near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. There are also reports on Safdie's more recent commissions, including the following:
—Two projects intended for Manhattan along the East River. In one, the pre-built housing modules were to be suspended from cables. For everyone, a garden and a view.
—The original plans for Habitat Puerto Rico, a cluster of modules clinging to a hillside, and a geometric variation designed to root like a cactus to a rocky peninsula in the Virgin Islands. For everyone, a private garden within a natural community garden.
—Habitat Israel: even near the desert, a garden terrace for every family.
—Habitat Rochester, a community for low- and moderate-income families, with units of minimal size, but all with a small terrace beyond sliding glass doors.
—Coldspring New Town, Baltimore, a Commission of 1971. It promises to be one of the few "garden cities" in America to live up to the name in reality.
"This lavishly illustrated book details thought-provoking new ideas about the interaction of people, planning, building, sites and processes."
— The New York Times
"Romantic? Not in the least. Safdie's plans, figures, statistics are not designed for castles in Spain or for Kubla Khan's pleasure domes. They are vital."
— Montreal Star
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1974. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st Ed.. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9655197
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Tight and clean copy with minor shelf wear only. Contents clean. DJ price clipped, spine sunned; edges with minor rubbing and a few very short closed tears. A solid copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 068096
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0262191083 MIT Press, 1974. Hard cover, first edition. Previous owner's name, otherwise Good condition with no dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1045668
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0262191083
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1974., London, United Kingdom, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 340 pp., about 125 drawings, 165 halftones and 5 color photographs. Hard cover, dust jacket. Very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3938
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1st Edition. 9.25 x 9.25 inches. Tight and square binding. Corners lightly bumped. Some light foxing on the top of the text block. Interior clean and unmarked with exception of previous owner's name on front end flap. Dust jacket is clean but edges and corners are rubbed and torn. Slight discoloration due to aging and the spine color has faded. Not price clipped. Please see the extra photos we have provided. (Click on the photo accompanying the listing.) Tracking number provided by email on all USA orders. Our listings always include one or more photographs of the actual book we are selling. Please call or email if you need more information or additional photos. Contact us immediately if you are not totally satisfied with your purchase. We aim to please!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AR1368