The Resource Be seated, Laurie Olin

Be seated, Laurie Olin

Label
Be seated
Title
Be seated
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Olin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book consists of a series of essays that begin with the author's personal discovery of public seating. An 'ah hah' moment as a young architect visiting Paris and his early experience as a designer is followed by a brief history of the evolution of public space and seating in the West. This is followed by an account of some of his experiments as a landscape architect, and the theory, craft, and role of seating in a number of prominent civic places his firm and others have designed in the past four decades. Along the way there are reflections on the author's interest in chairs, seating, public space, and aspects of the profession of landscape architecture. Accompanying the essays there are sketches, and watercolors made by Olin over time while travelling or working that weren't originally intended as book illustrations. Some are quick, hasty notes of something observed; others are more careful studies with, on occasion, measurements. Some were made leisurely while enjoying a felicitous moment or place, while others record the author puzzling through a particular design problem. Each in some way exemplifies aspects of the essays helping to articulate or sharpen the author's insights and point of view - those of a designer, not a historian or critic. They offer an alternative presentation of the topics raised, and a dialogue between writing and image - whether one of contrast, or at times, contrast"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olin, Laurie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NK2715
  • HT185
  • NC139.O458
LC item number
  • .O45 2017
  • .O65 2017
  • A4 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olin, Laurie
  • Seating (Furniture)
  • Chair design
  • Benches
  • Seating (Furniture)
  • Chairs
  • Benches
  • Public spaces
  • Artists
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor painting
  • Chairs
Label
Be seated, Laurie Olin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961205188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781939621726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961205188
Label
Be seated, Laurie Olin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961205188
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781939621726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961205188

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