Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Disturbed Storm Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Fire HD Kids Edition Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Big Savings in the Amazon Fall Sportsman Event Deal of the Day
Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $3.70 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Erwin Blumenfeld (Phaidon... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very gently used. Pages are unmarked, and binding is tight. Minimal shelf wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Eligible for Amazon's FREE Supersaver/Prime Shipping, Package Tracking, and 24/7 Customer Service!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Erwin Blumenfeld (Phaidon 55's) Hardcover – Unabridged, October 1, 2004

8 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, Unabridged
"Please retry"
$24.25
$17.90 $8.49

100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
Amazon's editors chose their list of the one hundred young adult books to read, whether you're fourteen or forty...Learn more
$24.25 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Erwin Blumenfeld (Phaidon 55's) + Erwin Blumenfeld (Stern Fotographie Portfolio) (English and German Edition)
Price for both: $62.06

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Phaidon's ground-breaking 55 series once again fulfils its self-set brief, by bringing us articulate and tempting introductions to the work of two photographers whose work is not very well-known in the UK.' Simon James, Royal Photographic Society Journal 'In a brave attempt to match Penguin's success in finding a new market for fiction in the 1930s, Phaidon have put together boxed sets with themes including 'Experimental', 'Masters', '5 Great Documentary Photographers', and of course 'Pioneers' ... Phaidon have come up with a great new concept for the photography book; and as a series of skilfully-produced, pocket-sized books [...] they do attempt to address key moments in photographic history and innovation.' PLUK (Photography in London and the UK) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Erwin Blumenfeld's long and prosperous relationship with photography started by accident. Originally from Berlin, Blumenfeld was an ambulance driver during World War II and later emigrated to Amsterdam to set up a leather goods business. The company folded and Blumenfeld was forced to take up photography to provide for himself. After immigrating once again in 1941 this time to New York City, Blumenfeld's career as a fashion photographer blossomed. Working primarily for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Blumenfeld's photographs were seen by millions. Blumenfeld's artistic heritage bears the marks of both his European heritage and the fresh start he made in America. This is most notable in his colour photography and photo collages which blend the garish Technicolor of the new-found prosperity of post-WW II New York City with the surrealist and Dadaist influences of his youth in Berlin. Michel Metayer is the director of the prestigious Toulouse School for Fine Art. Trained as a Germanist, Metayer has lectured widely on art and literature and has curated numerous exhibitions both in France and abroad, including two exhibitions on Blumenfeld in Prague and Fribourg, Switzerland.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Phaidon 55's
  • Hardcover: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714841935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714841939
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
88%
4 star
12%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Lloyd Kahn on January 22, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Paul Oliver is a scholar with soul. In the early '70s, he published Shelter and Society, a wonderful book on indigenous building. He was formerly head of the Graduate School at the Architectural Association in London and is now Chair of the Master's Course in International Studies in Vernacular Architecture at Oxford Brookes University in Devon, England. Dwellings is about handmade buildings by indigenous people of the world, some of whom still thrive, others whose traditional ways of life are threatened. The photos, mostly by the author, are terrific, and the accompanying text is perceptive and informative.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marco Antonio Abarca VINE VOICE on August 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
It is estimated that over 90% of the world's buildings were constructed without the services of an architect. Most of these buildings are owner or commuity constructed using traditional building technologies. They are part of a building tradition known as "vernacular" architecture.

There are hundreds of millions of these traditional dwellings throughout the world and as Westerners we have a need to better understand these buildings by breaking them up into discrete and easily understood categories. There is probably no one in the world more knowledgeable about vernacular architecture than Professor Paul Oliver of Oxford and "Dwelings" is his attempt to classify these buildings into better understood categories.

The strength of this book is in the many interesting photographs of vernacular buildings througout the world. They show the wide array of ingenious solutions people have come up with to shelter themselves from the elements. Of further value is Paul Oliver's broad categories into which he groups vernacular buildings. Unfortunately, in order to justify his categories, Paul Oliver turns to summarizing numerous academic articles on vernacular architecture. This need to summarize other people's work turns the text into an episodic and sometimes tedious narrative. "Dwellings" is a good jumping off point for the study of vernacular architecture. However, in depth knowledge of vernacular architecture will have to be found somewhere else.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ir Mahatmanto on October 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
when we are looking for a new perspective to see architecture. this book is the one.

paul oliver offers an inclusive, and balance view to see architecture. no more from western point of view.

i think, this is in tune with rudofsky's 'architecture without architect'.

i recommend those books to my coleagues as great and a must be read book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bcap on November 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A lot of text but of very good quality and wonderful pictures ! highly commandable together with Built by Hand from Steen(s)& komatsu(s) (almost only pictures of the highest quality) and Home Work from Lloyd Kahn, You get the best to study dwellings all over the world and maybe built with more simplicity healthy powerful and sacred places as all dwellings should be !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: phaidon 55