Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Annotated Bibliography







             Amin , Ash. Post-Fordism: a reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. Print."Showroom of Automotive History: The Model T." The Henry Ford. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2012. <http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/model.t.html>.


An account of the beginning of mass production and the invention of the assembly line. This source also describes the impact of mass production, Fordism and the Ford Model T on the built environment in both Europe and the United States. 

Bergdoll, Barry, Peter Christensen, and Ron Broadhurst. Home delivery: fabricating the modern dwelling. New York: Museum of Modern Art :, 2008

A novel describing the concept of prefabrication. Section describing Wes Jones' use of standardized shipping containers as durable building blocks in the construction of his projects. 


"Brian Jungen, Selected Works." Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort. N.p., 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/jungen/works.html>.

A contemporary artist’s official website. This is a related work of art to the primitive hut and the concept of a modern version of the design. 


Events in the News." State Library of South Australia. http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/exhibitions/boland/WorldTLvertical.htm (accessed December 5, 2012).

This source is a compilation of important events which appeared in the news from 1911 through the year 2000. Many of the incidences are accompanied by photographs of the old newspaper articles in which they appeared. This source was used in the construction of the case study timeline as it contained the complete time period we chose to include (1940s to 2000s). 

"Hesselink Guest Hut / Container House, 1994." Frac Centre. Laurent Pinon, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.frac-centre.fr/collection/collection-art-architecture/index-des-auteurs/ auteurs/projets-64.html?authID=100>.
The Frac Centre official website gives detailed information and background on Wes Jones’ primitive hut project and prior projects leading up to this project. All of the hardcopy information on these projects are located in the Frac Centre in New Orleans.

Jones, Wes. "Jones, Partners : Architecture." archilab 2008. http://www.archilab.org/public/2000/catalog/jones/jonesen.htm (accessed December 5, 2012).

This webpage is comprised of an article written by Wes Jones commenting on the significance of technology to architecture. He describes how the work of his firm, Jones, Partners: Architecture, differs from other firms as they consider Architecture as technology, rather than merely using technology as a symbol for something non-technological. This source also contains the dates of important projects and publications by Wes Jones, which was of use in the completion of the timeline. 


Keko, Don. "Top 10 historical moments of the 1990s - National American history ." Examiner. http://www.examiner.com/article/top-10-historical-moments-of-the-1990s (accessed November 24, 2012).

A list of ten significant events in the 1990s. Each event is paired with a short description and date, including the month, day and year that the incident occurred.


Keko, Don. "Top Historical Events of the 1980s - National American history ." Examiner. http://www.examiner.com/article/top-historical-events-of-the-1980s (accessed November 21, 2012).

A list of ten significant events in the 1980s. Each event is paired with a short description and date, including the month, day and year that the incident occurred.


"Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War - Timeline." CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/lovehatepropagandacoldwar/timeline.html (accessed November 20, 2012).

A timeline of key events during the cold war. Occurrences from 1940 to 1999 are included. Each event is accompanied by a date, including day, month, and year, a subtitle specifying the country in which it took place, and a short description. This information was utilized in our timeline as Wes Jones and his architectural choices were influenced by the Cold War and the fear manifested due to the threat imposed by technology during the age of nuclear weaponry. 


McCarter, Robert. Building machines. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1987.

A publication discussing the concept of the origin and its ambiguous and self-contradicting nature. The exploration of the origin of architecture through the primitive hut by Wes Jones and Peter Pfau is also addressed. 


Muschamp, Herbert. "ARCHITECTURE VIEW; 'Boss' Design: A Los Angeles Sketchbook ." The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1994/06/12/arts/architecture-view-boss-design-a-los-angeles-sketchbook.html?pagewanted=all/ (accessed November 7, 2012).

This New York Times article comments on the ways in which Jones’ architectural choices have been influenced by technology and  his view of it as a detriment to humanity. This piece describes Wes Jones as a ‘Cold War child’, which has become a reoccurring theme throughout his work. It specifies Jones’ preoccupation with technology and the combination of fear and fascination it generated during the nuclear age. The machine and Jones’ refusal to disguise or decorate it,  is also characterized as an integral part to his work. 


"Open-source design: Mass bespoke ." The Economist . http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2012/11/open-source-design (accessed December 4, 2012).

An article outlining the growing trend in open-source design. It explains the flaws in the modern manufacturing process, and the general disservice towards both customers and designers. The introduction of open-source design allows customers to attain affordable, custom goods through the utilization of modern fabrication technologies. 


Ostwald, Michael, and John Moore. "AA - Adam's House in Cyberbia-." Architecture Media . http://www.architecturemedia.com/aa/aaissue.php?issueid=199703&article=13&typeon=3 (accessed November 8, 2012).

This article explores the concept of the primitive hut in the 20th century. It describes Wes Jones and Peter Pfau’s modern and technological approach to the study of the mythical origins of architectures. The authors acknowledge Jones and Pfau’s decision to challenge suburbia and their representation of the origins of architecture through the primitive hut. 


Ouroussoff, Nicolai. " Home Delivery’ - At MoMA, a Look at Instant Houses, Past, Present and Future ." The New York Times . http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/18/arts/design/18dwel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1& (accessed November 5, 2012).

An article outlining the concept of prefabricated and mass produced housing and how it has developed throughout history. The source acknowledges the invention of the assembly line, and the influence of Ford’s Model T as a readily available, affordable machine. The Model T is then compared to Le Corbusier’s description of the home as a “machine for living” . This source also includes a description of Wes Jones and Peter Pfau’s primitive huts and suggests that they indicate a dark side to the narrative of mass produced housing, symbolizing post-war nihilism and American individualism. 


Paddison, Joshua. "1921-present: Modern California” Migration, Technology, Cities." Calisphere. http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/calcultures/eras/era6.html (accessed December 4, 2012).

An article on the influence of migration on the culture in California from 1921 to present day. 


Pfau, Peter. "Peter W. Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP." Pfau Long Architecture. http://www.pfaulong.com (accessed December 5, 2012).

The official website of Pfaulong architecture. The site includes a description of Peter Pfau’s firm, a portfolio of his current work, as well as a short biography. 

"PRO/con MOUNTAIN HUT." JONES,PARTNERS;ARCHITECTURE. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.programcontainer.net/mountain.html>.
Information from Wes Jones’ official website on his PRO/con mountain hut. 

"PRO/con PACKAGE HOMES." JONES,PARTNERS;ARCHITECTURE. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.programcontainer.net/packagehomes/index.html>.
Information from Wes Jones’ official website on his PRO/con Package homes.

Rykwert, Joseph. On Adam's house in Paradise; the idea of the primitive hut in architectural history. New York: Museum of Modern Art; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn., 1972.

This book is a description of the development of the concept of the primitive hut throughout history, with the beginnings being traced to ‘Adams house in Paradise’. It discusses the idea of the origin and how it pertains to architecture. It also includes commentary on Laugiers ‘Essay on  Architecture’ and his depiction of the first hut. 


Tennent, Scott, ed. Jones, Partners Architecture: El Segundo : Designs for Words, Buildings, Machines. New York: Princeton Architectural, 2007. Print.
El Segundo is a publication of Wes Jones’ later projects subsequent to the primitive hut. It is a good reference to his other work and illustrates references to the primitive hut concept and design.

"The 80s Timeline." power house museum . www.powerhousemuseum.com/pdf/education/80s/80s_timeline.pdf (accessed November 20, 2012).

A timeline including important events concerning science and design in the 1980s. 

"The Space Mirror Memorial." Astronauts Memorial Kennedy Space Center. http://www.kscvisit.com/memorial.html (accessed November 5, 2012).

A description if the Astronauts Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center, designed by Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones. 


Tomlinson, John . "History and Impact of the Intermodal Shipping Container." johntomlinson. www.johntomlinson.com/docs/history_and_impact_of_shipping_container.pdf (accessed November 5, 2012).

A publication on the history, development, and impact of the intermodal shipping container. The benefits of the standardization, affordability and durability of the container are discussed.


Tschumi , Bernard , and Wes Jones. "What Will Our Houses Look Like? The Suburbs by Wes Jones." TIME Magazine. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,996178,00.html/ (accessed November 2, 2012).

An article written by Wes Jones depicting what a suburban house will look like in 2025. He predicts that cyberspace will largely satisfy the need for setbacks and spacing from neighbors and that neighborhoods will no longer include parks or community gestures. He then goes on to describe the components of the suburban home which would be dictated by an intensely technology driven lifestyle.


Warde, John. "A Short History of Hot Rods ." MSN Autos. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. <http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=435974>.

An account of the history of hot rods, beginning in the 1930s through current day. The article describes the beginnings of the hot rod movement in the process of “souping up” during the Depression, to its subsequent resurgences during the 1950s and 1980s. The evolution of the culture is described from its birth in the junkyards of Southern California and popularity among youth to its current state as a money driven hobby dominated by wealthy car enthusiasts. 

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