The Sarasota School of Architecture 1941 1966

Author: John Howey
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262581561
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Foreword by Michael Sorkin Introduction by Richard Guy Wilson The years: 1941 to 1966. The place: Sarasota, Florida. The story: a sudden burst of fresh, innovative houses by a group of Americans who caught the imagination of the international architectural community. Inflected by local climate, construction practices, regional culture, and Florida life-style, the work of the Sarasota school of architecture -- founded by Ralph Twitchell and counting Paul Rudolph, Mark Hampton, Victor Lundy, and Gene Leedy among its practitioners -- marks a high point in the development of regional modernism in American architecture.Although the Sarasota school wasn't a consciously organized movement, it was an important chapter in American modernism that, unlike the earlier Bay Area school and Chicago school, has received little study or published scholarly treatment. John Howey, who practices architecture in the region, provides the first solid documentation of the Sarasota group's designs and theories. He has interviewed all of the surviving architects and original clients and has included a rich archive of photographs by Ezra Stoller, Alexandra Georges, and others whose views, particularly of the houses built between 1950 and 1960, gained world-wide exposure when they were first published forty years ago.Howey first investigates the early influences on the Sarasota group, particularly of Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida. He then discusses such pivotal events as the opening of Ralph Twitchell's office in 1936 and the arrival of Paul Rudolph in 1941. Later chapters illustrate the effect of World War II on the Sarasota architects; early postwar successes of Twitchell and Rudolph; the influences of the Bauhaus and International Style; the tendency of various Sarasota architects to create their own design directions; the arrival of Victor Lundy in 1954; the effect of changing economic, social, and political agendas on Sarasota's culture; and the philosophy and results of the Sarasota school.

Yearbook 2004

Author: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004149597
Format: PDF, ePub
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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is open to States Parties to the Convention. It is also open to entities other than States Parties (States and international organizations non-parties to the Convention and natural or juridical persons) in cases provided for in the Convention or other agreements conferring jurisdiction on the Tribunal. The Yearbook will give lawyers, scholars, students as well as the general public easy access to information about the jurisdiction, procedure and organization of the Tribunal and also about its composition and activities in 2004. The Yearbook is prepared by the Registry of the Tribunal and is also available in French (Annuaire 2004).

Having Our Say

Author: Sarah Louise Delany
Publisher: Kodansha America
ISBN: 9781568360102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A dual memoir reflecting a century of life together traces the lives of sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany, the oldest surviving members of one of America's preeminent Black families

Port Charlotte

Author: Roxann Read
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738567778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From John Murdock to Arthur Frizzell to the General Development Corporation, Port Charlotte has a colorful history of progression. Large landholders sold property in this unknown paradise to working-class people. In the 1950s, General Development Corporation created Port Charlotte by expanding the canals previously dug by John Murdock to drain the swampy land. The Mackle Company carved Arthur Frizzells 80,000 acres into small, perfectly rectangular lots for resale to middle-class retirees, who were the targets of mass advertising and sales practices that included displaying models of Port Charlotte in department stores throughout Chicago and New York. Encouraging retirees to come to Port Charlotte resulted in the area having one of the highest concentrations of residents aged 65 and older in the nation. Port Charlottes boom-and-bust history is a microcosm of the frenzied social and economic growth that occurred in Florida in the second half of the 20th century.

Tallahassee Florida

Author: Althemese Barnes
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738505510
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Captioned images of noteworthy people and events which chronicle the history and achievements of the black community of Tallahassee, Florida.

Appalachian portraits

Author: Shelby Lee Adams
Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi
Format: PDF, ePub
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Appalachia offered for the first time from an insider's artistic & personal perspective.

The Pain and the Promise

Author: Glenda Alice Rabby
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820320519
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book covers the civil rights movement in Tallahassee, Florida during the 1950s and 1960s.


Author: Jeff LaHurd
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596291195
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Sarasota, Florida was not always the thriving urban community that residents know today. This popular tourist destination on the Gulf Coast began its course of modern development with the Homestead Act of 1862 and a promise to the inhabitants of Scotland that the land awaiting them in Florida was one of "milk and honey where gold grew on trees." Little did the first settlers know that within a hundred years the deserted land they then called home would transform itself not only into a bustling real estate and tourism hub, but also into a charming community with a personality all its own. From the 1920s to the 1960s, the Gulf Coast town was described as "a community where no one was a stranger." In the 1920s, however, a clairvoyant full-page ad in the Sarasota Herald predicted, "Sarasota's Growth Cannot Be Stopped." Indeed it couldn't. Sarasota soon became nationally known for its connection to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its famous art museum, and its celebration of modern architecture. A long time resident of Sarasota, Florida, Jeff LaHurd's ninth published work is his most comprehensive account of Sarasota's history to date. In this precise exploration of the city's history, LaHurd masterfully chronicles the lives lived and the fluctuating growth of Sarasota.

The Square Book of Animals

Author: William Nicholson
ISBN: 9781515113706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Square Book of Animals by William Nicholson; Rymes by Arthur Waugh. - Fully Illustrated. A collection of poetry featuring familiar animals from farm and home. Prompted some other fancy plate-series, and in 1899 Heinemann brought out The Square Book of Animals , dated 1900.William Nicholson, painter, print-maker and designer for the theater, studied art at the Academie Julian in Paris. He began his professional career as a poster designer and book illustrator, where the striking contrasts of black and white of his woodcutting technique were used to great effect.