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Reginald R. Isaacs papers, circa 1842-1991, bulk 1928-1991

Creator:
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-1986  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Reginald R. Isaacs papers, circa 1842-1991, bulk 1928-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture and society  Search this
Schools of architecture  Search this
Architectural writing  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Architects and community  Search this
Architects and housing developers  Search this
Architects in government  Search this
Architects  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
City planning  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
City planners  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6425
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215547
AAA_collcode_isaaregi
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215547
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Socio-geographical considerations in the evolution of types and patterns of urban architecture in Yorubaland / G.J. Afolabi Ojo, University of Ife, Ife-Ife, Nigeria

Author:
Ojo, G. J. Afolabi  Search this
Physical description:
22 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Nigeria, Southwest
Date:
1970
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Urban Yoruba--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1035793

The present relevance of the primitive in architecture = L'actualité du primitif dans l'architecture = Die Aktualität des Primitiven in der Architektur / Nold Egenter

Title:
Actualité du primitif dans l'architecture
Aktualität des Primitiven in der Architektur
Author:
Egenter, Nold  Search this
Physical description:
214, [1] p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Architecture, Prehistoric  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796944

Disney's land Walt Disney and the invention of the amusement park that changed the world Richard Snow

Author:
Snow, Richard 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 408 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Disneyland (Calif.)
California
Disneyland
Date:
2019
Topic:
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Entertainment  Search this
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century  Search this
ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)  Search this
Architecture  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116207

Houses for Sale exhibition poster

Creator:
Texas Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Pelli, Cesar  Search this
Texas Gallery  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1981
Citation:
Texas Gallery. Houses for Sale exhibition poster, 1981. Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architects  Search this
Architects and housing developers  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architectural drawings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16711
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Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16711
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Reginald R. Isaacs papers

Creator:
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Extent:
22.54 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1842-1991
bulk 1928-1991
Summary:
The papers of Reginald R. Isaacs measure 22.54 linear feet and date from 1842 to 1991, with the bulk of the material from 1928 to 1991. The collection includes Isaacs's personal and professional papers, as well as extensive research material he collected and created for his two-volume biography, Walter Gropius: The Man and His Work.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of of architect, instructor, writer, and city planner Reginald R. Isaacs (1911-1986) measure 22.54 linear feet and date from 1842 to 1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1883 to 1985. The collection includes Isaacs's personal and professional papers, as well as extensive research material he collected and created for his two volume two-volume biography of Bauhaus architect, Walter Gropius: Walter Gropius: The Man and His Work. The bulk of Walter Gropius' papers are housed at the Busch Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, and the Bauhaus Archiv in Germany.

Series 1 to 12 contain contain biographical, legal, and financial material; personal and professional correspondence; project and subject files; writings and publications; teaching files; works of art; scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs relating to Isaacs' personal and professional career.

Series 13 forms the bulk of the collection and pertains specifically to the writing and publication of Isaacs' biography of Gropius. It contains research material, correspondence (much of it with Gropius), drafts of the manuscript, publication correspondence, photographs and illustrations, and printed material. Some of the research material, including some of the photographs and illustrations that were used in the biography, appear to have been original documents of Walter Gropius, while large portions of the material are photocopies of the originals, many of them in German.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fourteen series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1935-1986, undated (Boxes 1, 22; 8 folders)

Series 2: Legal Material, 1976-1984, undated (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Financial Material, 1945-1969 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Correspondence, circa 1891, 1936-1986 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1948-1980, undated (Box 2, OV 23; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1961-circa 1982, undated (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 7: Writings, 1940-1986, undated (Boxes 3-4, 22; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Teaching Files, 1954-1973 (Boxes 4-5; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 9: Works of Art, 1965-1967, undated (Box 5, OV 23; 3 folders)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1929-1969 (Box 5; 2 folders)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1842-1844, 1913-1986, undated (Box 5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 12: Photographs, 1959-1981, undated (Boxes 5, 22; 7 folders)

Series 13: Walter Gropius Biography, circa 1880s-1991, undated (Boxes 6-22, OV 23, MGP 1, MGP 2, MGP 4; 16.0 linear feet)

Series 14: Unprocessed Addition, 1974-1985 (Box 24; 1.0 linear foot)
Biographical Note:
Born in Canada in 1911, Reginald R. Isaacs began working in architectural offices at age 14, later coming under the influence of "Beaux-Arts diplomes" at the University of Minnesota and Harvard and subsequently under that of Walter Gropius at Harvard University. He later studied sociology and planning at the University of Chicago under Louis Wirth and Rexford Guy Tugwell.

Isaacs served on the staffs of city planning commissions in Minneapolis, Syracuse, and Chicago, and in the federal government in the National Youth Agency, Public Housing Authority, and Housing and Home Finance Agency. His architectural practice in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and other cities included the design of housing, colleges, and hospitals. He was director of planning and development for Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, 1945-1953, where Walter Gropius, planner Walter Blucher, and sociologist Louis Wirth collaborated with him as consultants. He was a United Nations expert on regional planning in South America, and a planning consultant for the Ford Foundation, the U.S. State Department, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Recommended by Walter Gropius, Isaacs served as the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning at Harvard University from 1953-1978. He was also Chairman of the Graduate School of Design's Departments of City and Regional Planning as well as Landscape Architecture. Throughout his career he lectured at universities throughout the United States and in almost every country of Central and South America and in the Caribbean.

In 1962 Isaacs and Gropius began their collaboration on Walter Gropius: The Man and his Work, until the death of Gropius in 1969. The first volume of the biography was published in German in 1983, with the second volume following in 1984. Isaacs died of a massive heart attack in 1986, never realizing his goal to see an English-language edition which was published posthumously in 1991 by the Estate of Reginald Isaacs.

Missing Title

1911 -- Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1935 -- Received Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota

1939 -- Received Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

1947-1950 -- Studied sociology and planning with Louis Wirth and Rexford Guy Tugwell at the University of Chicago

1945-1953 -- Director of planning at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

1951-1953 -- Guest lecturer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design with Walter Gropius and also served a two-year term as a member of the Board of Overseers Committee to Visit the Graduate School of Design

1953-1978 -- Named the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning

1953-1964 -- Chairman of the Department of City and Regional Planning

1953-1958 -- Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture

1962 -- Began collaboration with Walter Gropius on the biography Walter Gropius - The Man and his Work

1969 -- Walter Gropius dies

1983 -- Walter Gropius, Der Mensch und Sein Werk, Volume 1 published by Gebr. Mann Nerlag, Berlin

1984 -- Walter Gropius, Der Mensch und Sein Werk, Volume 2, published by Gebr. Mann Nerlag, Berlin

1986 -- Isaacs dies

1991 -- Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography of the Creator of the Bauhaus, published by the Estate of Reginald Isaacs. The Papers of Reginald R. Isaacs donated to the Archives of American Art by his son, Henry Isaacs.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Henry Isaacs, son of Reginald Isaacs, in January 1991. An additional 1.0 linear foot was donated by Merry White, daughter of Reginald Isaacs, in 1997.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Architecture and society  Search this
Schools of architecture  Search this
Architectural writing  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Architects and community  Search this
Architects and housing developers  Search this
Architects in government  Search this
Architects  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
City planning  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
City planners  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Reginald R. Isaacs papers, circa 1842-1991, bulk 1928-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.isaaregi
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99abacd2a-fa5c-419a-85f4-ac33498ce6c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-isaaregi
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The green imperative ecology and ethics in design and architecture Victor Papanek

Author:
Papanek, Victor J  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some colour) 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2021
Topic:
Architecture--Environmental aspects  Search this
Sustainable architecture  Search this
Sustainable design  Search this
Design--Environmental aspects  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Environmentalism  Search this
Ergonomics  Search this
Architecture--Aspect de l'environnement  Search this
Architecture durable  Search this
Écoconception  Search this
Design--Aspect de l'environnement  Search this
Architecture et société  Search this
Environnementalisme  Search this
sustainable architecture  Search this
Bouwkunst  Search this
Vormgeving  Search this
Esthetiek  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155139

Sculptural Dedications at Labraunda

Author:
Gunter, Ann C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1989
Citation:
Gunter, Ann C. 1989. Sculptural Dedications at Labraunda. In: Architecture and society in Hecatomnid Caria : proceedings of the Uppsala symposium 1987. Uppsala: Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations,() pp.91-98.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102390

Sculptural Dedications at Labraunda

Author:
Gunter, Ann C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1989
Citation:
Gunter, Ann C. 1989. "Sculptural Dedications at Labraunda." In Architecture and society in Hecatomnid Caria : proceedings of the Uppsala symposium 1987. 91–98. Uppsala: Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations.
Identifier:
102390
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_102390

Opportunities for relevance: architecture in the new South Africa / Sabine Marschall & Brian Kearney

Author:
Marschall, Sabine  Search this
Kearney, Brian 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 222 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718308

South America: Life in the City

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 360 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Edited film contrasts the modernization of some of South America's largest cities with some of their impoverished citizens living in the cities. Cities highlighted are Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Caracas, Venezuela; Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru.

Legacy Keywords: Architecture and society ; Poverty ; Economic development
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1994.21.10
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
REMC 2 educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
REMC 2 educational film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fda5abe5-bfdf-45f2-95b7-c9c41be129d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-21-ref173

Greek revival America / Roger G. Kennedy ; photographs by John M. Hall ... [et al.]

Author:
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
Hall, John M  Search this
Physical description:
455 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
19th century
1783-1865
Topic:
Greek revival (Architecture)--History  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E165.K46 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379572

Sir Raymond Unwin, architect, planner, and visionary / Frank Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Frank 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Unwin, Raymond Sir 1863-1940 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1985
C1985
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
City planning--History  Search this
Call number:
NA997.U59J34 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387061

Prodigy houses of Virginia : architecture and the native elite / Barbara Burlison Mooney

Author:
Mooney, Barbara Burlison 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Date:
2008
C2008
18th century
Topic:
Mansions  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--History  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Social status in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899264

Spectacular Mexico : design, propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics / Luis M. Castañeda

Author:
Castañeda, Luis M. 1984-  Search this
Subject:
Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 301 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mexico
Mexico City
Mexico City (Mexico)
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Architecture and state--History  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Architecture--Political aspects--History  Search this
Design--Political aspects--History  Search this
Design--Social aspects--History  Search this
Propaganda, Mexican  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1058205

American glamour and the evolution of modern architecture / Alice T. Friedman

Author:
Friedman, Alice T  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
©2010
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture--Aesthetics  Search this
Aesthetics, Modern  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Social status in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048753

Kitchens, smokehouses, and privies : outbuildings and the architecture of daily life in the eighteenth-century Mid-Atlantic / Michael Olmert

Author:
Olmert, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 286 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle Atlantic States
Virginia
Tidewater (Region)
Tidewater (Va. : Region)
Date:
2009
18th century
Topic:
Outbuildings  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_925073

Alone together : a history of New York's early apartments / Elizabeth Collins Cromley

Author:
Cromley, Elizabeth C  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 252 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1990
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Apartment houses  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Call number:
NA7860.C76 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397639

Constructing image, identity, and place / edited by Alison K. Hoagland and Kenneth A. Breisch

Author:
Hoagland, Alison K. 1951-  Search this
Breisch, Kenneth A  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 292 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_716823

Built by hand : vernacular buildings around the world / written by Athena Steen, Bill Steen, and Eiko Komatsu ; photographs by Yoshio Komatsu

Author:
Steen, Athena Swentzell 1961-  Search this
Steen, Bill  Search this
Komatsu, Eiko  Search this
Physical description:
469 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
House construction  Search this
Dwellings--Materials  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Construction industry--Appropriate technology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724435

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