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5: GROUNDS FOR PLEASURE By Peter Prangnell
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50 photographs, the fifth of five selections, made in Europe and North America in the last fifty years. "Grounds for Pleasure" brings together places that have been made expressly to give... More > pleasure to all who use them—gardens were an obvious first choice—or places that, though giving pleasure, demand we have a 'commercially viable' good time—fairgrounds and seaside piers were obvious candidates. They, like many other constructions—ships and Atlantic liners, in particular—have given me pleasure seeing and photographing them. They stand for 'good design' and suggest how the world might look if we were more careful about the things we put upon it.< Less
arch. ed. By Peter Prangnell
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Having taught in design studios at the AA, London, Harvard GSD and Columbia University's School of Architecture, Peter Prangnell joined the Faculty of the University of Toronto's Department of... More > Architecture in 1967. He recalls his experience introducing a new B.Arch. curriculum. Illustrated with many examples of students' projects, this account of an experiment in professional education comes at a time of renewed interest in progressive education and the student movements of the '60-'70s.< Less
4: ICONS By Peter Prangnell
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Eighty photographs, the fourth of five selections, made in Europe and North America in the last fifty years. They trace my enthusiasm for architecture (and places) reflecting, and responding to,... More > everyday life and to the poetry of 'common-place' (and a few 'designer') places that are now personal icons.< Less
3: HOUSINGS By Peter Prangnell
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Fifty photographs, the third of five selections, made in Europe and North America over fifty years. They reflect my interest in buildings that house our everyday lives (as gear housings encase gear... More > wheels). We enshrine things we value in 'little houses' or aedicules—children's playhouses or ceremonial canopies. They are the common-place building blocks of our lives.< Less
2: FRIENDLY OBJECTS By Peter Prangnell
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50 photographs, the second of five selections, made in Europe and North America in the last fifty years. "Friendly Objects" collects parts of buildings and the everyday... More > things—appliances, gas pumps, phone booths, street lamps—all the stuff we need to make ourselves 'at home' in the the world. We depend upon them and our lives are better for them being there—even though they are all too often excluded by architects and designers from the immaculate conceptions they would have us live in.< Less
1: SOME LANDSCAPES By Peter Prangnell
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40 photographs, the first of five selections, made in Europe and North America over fifty years. They reflect my interest in 'lived-in' (rather than 'natural') landscapes as they reveal our... More > ambitions—from 'good husbandry' to surprising displays of pride.< Less
the friendly object + refinement By Peter Prangnell
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Long out-of-print and now rewritten, these two essays (with many new illustrations) complete a collection of personal observations about the everyday impact architecture and design has on us as we... More > try and get on with life.< Less
some houses + some constellations By Peter Prangnell
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Originally published in Giancarlo De Carlo's international journal of architecture & urbanism "Spazio e Società/Space & Society" these essays analyzed aspects of several... More > important houses (Fallingwater, Maison de Verre, Fonthill, etc.). Seven essays have been revised for this presentation. A new version of "Some Constellations" from "S e S/S & S" is also included.< Less