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The secret lives of buildings

from the ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories

by Edward Hollis

  • 189 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Co. in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture and history,
  • Architecture and society

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesFrom the ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories
    StatementEdward Hollis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA2543.H55 H66 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23224076M
    ISBN 109780805087857
    LC Control Number2009018715

    Hollis’s The Secret Lives of Buildings is built around thirteen chapters, each telling the story of a building that changed dramatically over time, either in physical terms (the Parthenon, Gloucester Cathedral) or conceptual ones (the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, which seeks to capture the image of the Most Serene Republic if not.   Created by Poppy Edwards. With Tom Dyckhoff, Alex Bellos, Astrid Buddelmeijer, Alvaro Campo. A look at how architecture affects the way we feel. According to Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff, we have hard-wired desires about what we expect from the spaces we inhabit. These desires are then exploited by architects and businesses/10(1).

    Get this from a library! The secret lives of buildings: from the Parthenon to the Vegas strip in thirteen stories. [Edward Hollis]. In modern cities, which are often designed around purpose-built business districts, shopping malls and luxury apartment complexes, buildings with secret histories reveal surprises.

    Edward Hollis, The Secret Lives of Buildings: From the Ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in Thirteen Stories (Picador, ). Get this from a library! The secret lives of buildings: from the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories. [Edward Hollis] -- In this radical re-imagination of architectural history, Edward Hollis tells the stories of 13 legendary buildings, covering why they were built, .


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Edward Hollis’ The Secret Lives of Buildings: From the Ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in Thirteen Stories has an interesting premise which Hollis largely exploits. He examines the active life of buildings, from their conception, construction, use, decay and re-use. The Parthenon is the model Hollis uses in all his other by: 4.

The Secret Lives of Buildings is a beautifully wrought book: a kind of illuminated manuscript with words taking the place of pictures of which. “Scintillating Every so often, works on the building art capture the public imagination.

Now Tracy Kidder and Witold Rybczynski are joined by Edward Hollis, whose new book, The Secret Lives of Buildings, offers an advanced seminar for graduates of Rybczynski's introductory courses Provides the ground for a reinvigorated public discourse on the role of architecture in contemporary society Cited by: 4.

The Secret Lives of Buildings book. Read 56 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A daringly original, beautifully narrated history /5(56). “The Secret Lives of Buildings” is ostensibly a book on architecture, but it can as well be classified as history - or even literature.

Prof Hollis begins this book with a detailed description of “The Architect’s Dream” (), a well-known oil painting by Thomas Cole/5(32). The Secret Life of Buildings. Marc Yankus IssueWinter Northern Dispensary, But, as I look back on it, I think you can feel the unrest and the dis-ease with closure even in my first book, Eroding Witness (), which ends with an eight-poem set called Septet for the End of Time.

Book reviews. The Secret Lives of Buildings Edward Hollis Review by Anne Bartlett. December The Parthenon in Athens is inarguably one of the most famous buildings in the world. We think of it as the epitome of classical Greek culture. But the Parthenon was a Christian church for nearly as many centuries as it was a pagan temple.

Edward Hollis’ The Secret Lives of Buildings: From the Ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in Thirteen Stories has an interesting premise which Hollis largely exploits.

He examines the active life of buildings, from their conception, construction, use, decay and re-use. The Parthenon is the model Hollis uses in all his other examples/5(12). The Secret Lives of Buildings Description by Portobello Books “Brilliantly original, gorgeously crafted, and truly illuminating – a book that takes us from the colossal achievements of antiquity to the contest for Ground Zero, telling stories about buildings and the ways they change”.

Secret Lives was most definitely a work of exceptional structure, pacing, and revelations (authors goal), I was delighted to read Diane’s comments at the end of the book as to the creation of the story.4/5.

The Secret Lives of Buildings is Ed Hollis’ first book. He is Reader in Design at Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he lecture and writes on interior design, uncovering, creating, and retelling the stories that buildings have to tell.

October 13 – Novem Opening reception: Thursday, Octo to pm. ClampArt is pleased to announce the opening of “The Secret Lives of Buildings,” Marc Yankus’s fifth solo show at the gallery, and the inaugural exhibition in our new, expansive storefront space in the Flower District of Manhattan.

The Secret Lives of Buildings: John Faldetta. Ask the Experts learn more. Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from. Discover the secret life of buildings, as told by Edward Hollis, author of a book exploring how architectures live numerous lives over the course of history.

“Curiously, buildings that do what they are meant to do are a bit like well-behaved children — it's all a bit dull really”. Buy a cheap copy of The Secret Lives of Buildings book by Edward Hollis.

A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: Free shipping over $ The Secret Lives of Buildings: from the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories, by Edward Hollis, Portobello Books I read his later book first: The Memory Palace: a search for lost interiors (click to see my post about it).

However, I much preferred this book. Of the 13 buildings (or features, such. Translated into five languages, The Secret Lives of Buildings has appealed to a wide range of readers. It received positive critical reviews, and was nominated for The Guardian First Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

Published in seven countries, it has sold o copies worldwide. The buildings are not presented simply as they are. Muted of distracting visual noise, they represent my vision of how they ought to be seen.” The Secret Lives of Buildings will be on view at ClampArt in New York from October 13 – Novem The secret lives of buildings: from the ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories / Edward Hollis.

Format Book Edition 1st ed. Published New York: Metropolitan Books, Description x, p.: ill. ; 25 cm. Portion of title. Marc Yankus is a talented fine art photographer and artist, who uses digital mediums to create mixed media.

His dreamlike portraits of New York City buildings straddle a fine line between documentary and fiction. For his “The Secret Lives of Buildings” series, Marc captured the city’s architecture in an uncanny moment of stillness, free from the frenzy of people and cars.

The Secret Life of Buildings, Channel 4, preview Toby Dantzic previews The Secret Life of Buildings, Channel 4's look at how architecture affects the way we feel. The Secret Lives of Puffins - review This outsized book beautifully accomplishes what I thought impossible: it makes those already adorable Atlantic puffins even more lovable.

GrrlScientistAuthor: Grrlscientist.The Secret Lives of Buildings From the Ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in Thirteen Stories (Book): Hollis, Edward: A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building.