Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106008054766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Architecture Since 1900 Book Review:

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Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822008092348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Architecture Since 1900 Book Review:

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins. Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value.For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture.Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as "immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence", this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.

Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780714824826
ISBN 13: 0714824828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Architecture Since 1900 Book Review:

First published in 1982, Curtis's book has quickly achieved recognition as the standard work on the subject, providing a lucid and accurate overview of modern architecture and a balanced critique of its achievements. This second edition includes a new chapter on recent world architecture.

Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780132322737
ISBN 13: 0132322730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Architecture Since 1900 Book Review:

This book on 20th-century architecture places the emphasis on individual architects, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. It also provides treatment of technical, economic, social and intellectual developments, incorporating new knowledge and research. It places a greater emphasis on regional identity and variety, and this edition includes three new chapters on recent developments, and considerably more illustrations than the previous edition.

Cairo Since 1900

Cairo Since 1900
Author: Mohamed Elshahed
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 9789774168697
ISBN 13: 9774168690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cairo Since 1900 Book Review:

The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century. From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for more than 220 buildings and sites of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-04-25
ISBN 10: 0191592641
ISBN 13: 9780191592645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Architecture Book Review:

This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015020384668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Le Corbusier Book Review:

Analyzes newly-released archival material to examine the architect's projects as they relate to his philosophy of life, his social visions, and his cultural milieu

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture
Author: Dr Elie G Haddad,Asst Prof David Rifkind,Ms Sarah Deyong
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2014-03-28
ISBN 10: 1472429370
ISBN 13: 9781472429377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.

Essays in Architectural Criticism

Essays in Architectural Criticism
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Publsiher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001504283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays in Architectural Criticism Book Review:

Preface by Kenneth Frampton Winner of the 1985 Architectural Critics Award for the best book published on architectural criticism over the past three years. Since the early 1950s, Alan Colquhoun's criticism and theory have acted as a conscience to a generation of architects. His rigor and conceptual clarity have consistently stimulated debate and have served as an impetus for the pursuit of new directions in both theory and practice. This collection of 17 of his essays marks a watershed in the development of architectural thinking over the past three decades, comprising a virtual "theory of Modernism" in architecture. In his earliest essays, Colquhoun concentrated on themes that for him comprised the modernist attitude in architecture - language, typology, and the structure of form. His stance since then has consistently been to try to relate these issues to current practice and to analyze the nature of architectural expression in relation to culture. Alan Colquhoun divides his time between England, where is is a principal in the firm of Colquhoun & Miller, and the United States, where he is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. An Oppositions Book.

Modern architecture in Switzerland since 1900

Modern architecture in Switzerland since 1900
Author: Lucius Burckhardt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:611784325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Globalisation of Modern Architecture

The Globalisation of Modern Architecture
Author: Robert Adam
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 1443839485
ISBN 13: 9781443839488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Globalisation of Modern Architecture Book Review:

Taking the break-up of the Soviet Union and the entry of Russia, China and India into the global market as the start of a new era of globalisation, Robert Adam compares new developments in architecture and urban design with major shifts in the balance of power since 1990. Based on the principle that design unavoidably follows social change, politics and economics, this analysis casts a new light on recent architecture. Starting with the lead up to events in the 1990s, links are established between the global dominance of the North Atlantic economies, architectural style and a dramatic increase in international architectural practice. The widely-observed homogeneity of the global consumer economy is examined in relation to branding, tourism and international competition between cities, and parallels are drawn with universal architectural and urban types, iconic architecture and the rise of the star architect. Contrasting pressures to maintain differences are identified in the break-up of nation states, identity politics, targeted marketing and environmentalism, and these are related to attempts to reinforce local identity through architecture and urban design. Using social, political and economic change as a guide to new directions in architecture and urban design, the book ends by tracing the changes in global power revealed by the 2008 Western financial crash and its immediate impact on the built environment. By comparing past patterns of cultural influence, the book speculates on how architecture and urban design may come to reflect wider global trends.

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture
Author: Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-05-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019408431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture Book Review:

Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure. Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches. This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided, which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and precision. Aaron Betsky, Director of Cincinnati Art Museum: 'Comprehensive, coherent and cogent, Puglisi's book sorts out the messy history of the last quarter century of the world's best architecture.' Professor Iain Borden, Head, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: 'Illuminating and insightful - a must-have read for students.' Hans Ibelings, Editor of A10 new European architecture: 'Lucid and concise'. Charles Jencks, Architecture Critic and Author: 'A compelling, comprehensive overview of the avant-garde since 1988 as it oscillates in and out of the global star system.' Bill Menking, Editor of The Architect's Newspaper: 'This is the first clear and systematic study of the culture of architecture from the "reds" of deconstruction to the sustainable "greens".'

History of Architectural Theory

History of Architectural Theory
Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9781568980102
ISBN 13: 1568980108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Architectural Theory Book Review:

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

The Future of Architecture Since 1889
Author: Jean-Louis Cohen
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780714873190
ISBN 13: 0714873195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Architecture Since 1889 Book Review:

The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.

Concrete and Culture

Concrete and Culture
Author: Adrian Forty
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN 10: 1861899335
ISBN 13: 9781861899330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete and Culture Book Review:

Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere—in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others. Focusing on concrete’s effects on culture rather than its technical properties, Concrete and Culture examines the ways concrete has changed our understanding of nature, of time, and even of material. Adrian Forty concentrates not only on architects’ responses to concrete, but also takes into account the role concrete has played in politics, literature, cinema, labor-relations, and arguments about sustainability. Covering Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, Forty examines the degree that concrete has been responsible for modernist uniformity and the debates engendered by it. The first book to reflect on the global consequences of concrete, Concrete and Culture offers a new way to look at our environment over the past century.

The Eyes of the Skin

The Eyes of the Skin
Author: Juhani Pallasmaa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 1119941288
ISBN 13: 9781119941286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eyes of the Skin Book Review:

First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically, it is a subject that has become all the more pressing and topical since the first edition’s publication in the mid-1990s. Juhani Pallasmaa argues that the suppression of the other four sensory realms has led to the overall impoverishment of our built environment, often diminishing the emphasis on the spatial experience of a building and architecture’s ability to inspire, engage and be wholly life enhancing. For every student studying Pallasmaa’s classic text for the first time, The Eyes of the Skin is a revelation. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. This third edition meets readers’ desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa’s thinking by providing a new essay by architectural author and educator Peter MacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and European thought, past and present. The focus of the essay is on the fundamental humanity, insight and sensitivity of Pallasmaa’s approach to architecture, bringing him closer to the reader. This is illustrated by Pallasmaa’s sketches and photographs of his own work. The new edition also provides a foreword by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.

A New History of Modern Architecture

A New History of Modern Architecture
Author: Colin Davies
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 9781786270573
ISBN 13: 1786270579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Modern Architecture Book Review:

Combining a fascinating, thought-provoking and – above all – readable text with over 800 photographs, plans, and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike. Organized largely as a chronology, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, movements, and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences.

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781856693714
ISBN 13: 1856693716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World History of Architecture Book Review:

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Architecture Culture, 1943-1968

Architecture Culture, 1943-1968
Author: Joan Ockman,Edward Eigen
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780847815227
ISBN 13: 0847815226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture Culture, 1943-1968 Book Review:

Architecture Culture 1943-1968 is an anthology of seventy-four international documents with critical commentary. Both a sourcebook and a companion history of architecture, the volume traces the evolution of modern architecture from the midst of the Second World War to the student revolts of May '68. Many of the selections are from hard-to-find sources, and some are translated into English for the first time. Readers will discover a rich and illuminating array of material from a period crucial to understanding the present time.

The Historiography of Modern Architecture

The Historiography of Modern Architecture
Author: Panayotis Tournikiotis
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2001-02
ISBN 10: 9780262700856
ISBN 13: 0262700859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historiography of Modern Architecture Book Review:

Writing, according to Panayotis Tournikiotis, has always exerted a powerful influenceon architecture. Indeed, the study of modern architecture cannot be separated from a fascinationwith the texts that have tried to explain the idea of a new architecture in a new society. Duringthe last forty years, the question of the relationship of architecture to its history -- ofbuildings to books -- has been one of the most important themes in debates about the course ofmodern architecture.Tournikiotis argues that the history of modern architecture tends to be writtenfrom the present, projecting back onto the past our current concerns, so that the "beginning" of thestory really functions as a "representation" of its end. In this book the buildings are thequotations, while the texts are the structure.Tournikiotis focuses on a group of books by majorhistorians of the twentieth century: Nikolaus Pevsner, Emil Kaufmann, Sigfried Giedion, Bruno Zevi,Leonardo Benevolo, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Reyner Banham, Peter Collins, and Manfredo Tafuri. Inexamining these writers' thoughts, he draws on concepts from critical theory, relating architectureto broader historical models.