Designing San Francisco

Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay

Author: Alison Isenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888832

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 6692

A major new urban history of the design and development of postwar San Francisco Designing San Francisco is the untold story of the formative postwar decades when U.S. cities took their modern shape amid clashing visions of the future. In this pathbreaking and richly illustrated book, Alison Isenberg shifts the focus from architects and city planners—those most often hailed in histories of urban development and design—to the unsung artists, activists, and others who played pivotal roles in rebuilding San Francisco between the 1940s and the 1970s. Previous accounts of midcentury urban renewal have focused on the opposing terms set down by Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—put simply, development versus preservation—and have followed New York City models. Now Isenberg turns our attention west to colorful, pioneering, and contentious San Francisco, where unexpectedly fierce battles were waged over iconic private and public projects like Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gateway, and the Transamerica Pyramid. When large-scale redevelopment came to low-rise San Francisco in the 1950s, the resulting rivalries and conflicts sparked the proliferation of numerous allied arts fields and their professionals, including architectural model makers, real estate publicists, graphic designers, photographers, property managers, builders, sculptors, public-interest lawyers, alternative press writers, and preservationists. Isenberg explores how these centrally engaged arts professionals brought new ideas to city, regional, and national planning and shaped novel projects across urban, suburban, and rural borders. San Francisco’s rebuilding galvanized far-reaching critiques of the inequitable competition for scarce urban land, and propelled debates over responsible public land stewardship. Isenberg challenges many truisms of this renewal era—especially the presumed male domination of postwar urban design, showing how women collaborated in city building long before feminism’s impact in the 1970s. An evocative portrait of one of the world’s great cities, Designing San Francisco provides a new paradigm for understanding past and present struggles to define the urban future.

Designing San Francisco

Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay

Author: Alison Isenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691172545

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 6260

The description for this book, Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay, will be forthcoming.

Graphic Design San Fran

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 125

View: 9457

SanFrancisco Design Patterns

Blueprints for Business Software

Author: James Carey,Brent Carlson,Tim Graser

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201616446

Category: Computers

Page: 374

View: 2503

Explains why the developers of San Francisco designed things the way they did. This book takes a look at the problems involved in writing flexible business software, and the patterns inherent in the solutions this team came up with.

See San Francisco

Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay

Author: Victoria Smith

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452149259

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 7373

From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hotspots, revealing why so many people—Victoria included—are falling head over heels for this amazing city. Brimming with original, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, San Francisco dwellers, visitors to the city, or anyone who has left their heart in San Francisco.

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6041

"This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to conducting survey research. The book covers all major components of the method, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. The authors de-mystify statistics and enable readers to conduct a sample survey research project from initial conception of the research focus to the preparation of the final report, including basic statistical analysis of the data"--

Contextual Design

Defining Customer-centered Systems

Author: Hugh Beyer,Karen Holtzblatt

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 1558604111

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 9942

Contextual design is a state-of-the-art approach to designing products directly from an understanding of how the customer works and what the customer needs. Based on a method developed and taught by the authors, this is a practical, hands-on guide that articulates the underlying principles of contextual design and shows how to use them to address different problems, constraints, and organizational situations.

Designing Your Life

How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 110187533X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 3046

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Two-Dimensional Man

Author: Paul Sahre

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350014

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 6465

In Two-Dimensional Man, Paul Sahre shares deeply revealing stories that serve as the unlikely inspiration behind his extraordinary thirty-year design career. Sahre explores his mostly vain attempts to escape his "suburban Addams Family" upbringing and the death of his elephant-trainer brother. He also wrestles with the cosmic implications involved in operating a scanner, explains the disappearance of ice machines, analyzes a disastrous meeting with Steely Dan, and laments the typos, sunsets, and poor color choices that have shaped his work and point of view. Two-Dimensional Man portrays the designer's life as one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.

San Francisco Modern

Interiors, Architecture and Design

Author: Zahid Sardar

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811819657

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

View: 925

Modernism eschews historical references and ornament in favor of pure forms. In homes and furnishings, this translates into dramatic symmetrical compositions, geometric shapes, and a fondness for open spaces. San Francisco Modern is the first book to survey modernism as it is seen in many magnificent Bay Area residences. Graced with dramatic landscapes and light, San Francisco has inspired some of the world's most creative and influential architects and designers. It has also thoroughly embraced the modern aesthetic. In this richly illustrated tour of some of the Bay Area's most striking homes, author Zahid Sardar unveils 32 premier examples of modernist exteriors and interiors, from apartments on famed Russian Hill to spacious lofts in the funky South of Market district, and from new homes built in Oakland's fire-ravaged hills to stunning houses in the wine country. With a foreword by Mario Botta and an introduction discussing the origins of Bay Area modernism, San Francisco Modern is an impressive sourcebook of contemporary style, one to be embraced by architects and designers as well as home owners looking for inspiration.

San Francisco

A Map of Perceptions

Author: Andrea Ponsi

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813936608

Category: Architecture

Page: 108

View: 5971

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, buildings, environments, and cultures just by getting in the car, hopping on a cable car, or by simply walking around the block. In San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions, the architect Andrea Ponsi unravels the multifaceted beauty of one of America’s favorite cities, introducing even those who have lived there for years to nuances often left unseen. Ponsi, a native of Florence who lived in San Francisco for many years, lyrically describes everyday life in the city, from a café in North Beach where he sits next to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, to the de Young Museum ("a solid mass, a rough but elegant body, faceted but compact") and the Academy of Sciences ("an ethereal, transparent building, lace made of glass and slender columns"), to Alcatraz ("an abandoned ship, a Flying Dutchman set adrift that bears the signs of a life of torment"), and even to the buffalo who reside in Golden Gate Park. As with his book on Florence, Ponsi here reveals a deeply personal look at what it’s like to live in and love a city. Having the unique perspective of having been both an insider and an outsider to San Francisco, he speaks to us in the way we dream an architect would, capturing the city’s diverse yet emblematic structures through delicate watercolor and line drawings, while also offering poetic descriptions of the underlying smells, sounds, and light of its many neighborhoods. A perfect balance of text and illustrations, San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions offers not only a guide for those visiting or returning to the city but also a compelling invitation for residents to revisit the utterly unique place in which they live.

Left coast city

progressive politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991

Author: Richard Edward DeLeon

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 6139

Creating Significant Learning Experiences

An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses

Author: L. Dee Fink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416325

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 5257

"Dee Fink challenges our conventional assumptions and practices and offers an insightful approach to expanding our learning goals, making higher education more meaningful. This is a gem of a book that every college teacher should read." —Ken Bain, author, What the Best College Students Do Since the original publication of L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences, higher education has continued to move in two opposite directions: more institutions encourage faculty to focus on research, obtaining grants, and publishing, while accreditation agencies, policy-makers, and students themselves emphasize the need for greater attention to the quality of teaching and learning. Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providing busy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools for instructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences. This edition addresses new research on how people learn, active learning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examples from online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink's time-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in higher education nationally and internationally and offers more proven strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching. Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in Creating Significant Learning Experiences empowers educators to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for their students. "As thought-provoking and inspiring today as it was when it was first published, it is a 'must' for anyone serious about creating courses that challenge students to learn deeply." —Elizabeth F. Barkley, author, Student Engagement Techniques

Design for How People Learn

Author: Julie Dirksen

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0134211529

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6757

Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, Second Edition, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

New Nordic Gardens

Scandinavian Landscape Design

Author: Annika Zetterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519455

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6167

The first overview of contemporary landscape design in Scandinavia--minimalist and attuned to nature--inspiring for design professionals as well as amateur gardeners

Meanwhile in San Francisco

The City in Its Own Words

Author: Wendy MacNaughton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130205

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 3945

Take a stroll through the City by the Bay with renowned artist Wendy MacNaughton in this collection of illustrated documentaries. With her beloved city as a backdrop, a sketchbook in hand, and a natural sense of curiosity, MacNaughton spent months getting to know people in their own neighborhoods, drawing them and recording their words. Her street-smart graphic journalism is as diverse and beautiful as San Francisco itself, ranging from the vendors at the farmers' market to people combing the shelves at the public library, from MUNI drivers to the bison of Golden Gate Park, and much more. Meanwhile in San Francisco offers both lifelong residents and those just blowing through with the fog an opportunity to see the city with new eyes.

San Francisco Interiors

Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811808699

Category: Photography

Page: 204

View: 4234

From Victorian to neoclassical to Arts and Crafts, San Francisco's interior design style -- like the irrepressible spirit of the city itself -- is innovative, free-thinking, and universally appealing. In San Francisco Interiors, Diane Dorrans Saeks, the California editor of Metropolitan Home, unveils the finest creations of the Bay Area's preeminent interior designers and artists, leading readers on an intimate tour of some of the city's most coveted residences. Peek inside an art collector's Russian Hill studio or an elegant Pacific Heights mansion. With designs by Anthony Hail, Stephen Shubel, Diane Chapman, Arnell Kase John Dickinson, and Scott Lamb; over 200 lavish, full-color photographs; and a designer's resource guide, this lovely volume will inform and inspire anyone who appreciates gracious living.

The Plant Recipe Book

100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season

Author: Baylor Chapman

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579655513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 271

View: 6863

Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.

Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco

Author: Paul V. Turner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300215029

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 3191

An unprecedented look at the architect's storied relationship with San Francisco and the Bay Area Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) often spent time in San Francisco, which he called "the most charming city in America." Paul V. Turner looks at the architect's complex and evolving relationship with the city, surveying the full body of Wright's work in the Bay Area--roughly thirty projects, a third of which were built. Spanning 1900 to 1959, they include houses, a gift shop, a civic center, a skyscraper, a church, an industrial building, a mortuary, and a bridge across the San Francisco Bay. The unbuilt structures are among Wright's most innovative, and the diverse reasons for their failure counter long-held stereotypes about the architect. Wright's Bay Area projects are published together here for the first time, along with previously unpublished correspondence between Wright and his clients, as well as his Bay Area associate Aaron Green. Stories from San Francisco newspapers portray the media's changing positions on Wright--from his early personal scandals to his later roles as eccentric provocateur and celebrated creative genius. Beautifully illustrated with the architect's original drawings and plans, Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco highlights aspects of the architect's career that have never before been explored, inspiring a new understanding of Wright, his personal and client interactions, and his work.

Designing for Learning

Creating Campus Environments for Student Success

Author: C. Carney Strange,James H. Banning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118823524

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2647

Designing for Learning is an update to the author's groundbreaking work, Educating by Design. Through examples, case studies, and questions for reflection and discussion this book guides readers from theory to practice. The authors present new coverage of the most pressing issues in higher education today including universal design; learning communities and social networking; multicultural environments; virtual environments and online learning; safety and inclusion. Anyone involved in online or on campus environments, from institutional leaders to facilities coordinators to administrative staff, will appreciate these eye-opening principles. The colleges and universities of the future will be designed with purpose. Designing for Learning provides readers with the inspiration and knowledge they need to create environments that lead to long-term success.--INSIDE FLAP.