Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition [NOOK Book]

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In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Authored by important critics, historians, and architects such as Kenneth Frampton, Lewis ...
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Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition

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Overview

In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Authored by important critics, historians, and architects such as Kenneth Frampton, Lewis Mumford, Sigfried Giedion, and Alan Colquhoun, Architectural Regionalism represents the history of regionalist thinking in architecture from the early twentieth century to today.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616890803
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 560,472
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Vincent B. Canizaro is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas, San Antonio. As a practicing architect, Canizaro focuses on site-specific, sustainable, and community-based design and landscape.

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Table of Contents


Preface: The Promise of Regionalism     10
Acknowledgments     14
Introduction     16
Ideas in Regionalism
The Regional Motive   Wendell Berry     36
Universal Civilization and National Cultures   Paul Ricoeur     42
Critical Positions in Architectural Regionalism
Positions in Architectural Regionalism
Regionalism and Nationalism in Architecture   Harwell Hamilton Harris     56
Regionalism   Harwell Hamilton Harris     66
Regionalism and Invention   Lawrence W. Speck     70
Critical-Historical Studies in Architectural Regionalism
Regionalism in American Architecture   Rexford Newcomb     80
Excerpts from The South in Architecture   Lewis Mumford     96
Regionalism under Rapid Modernization
Regionalism within Modernism   Suha Ozkan     102
Cultural Continuum and Regional Identity in Architecture   Balkrishna V. Doshi     110
Regionalism: Lessons from Algeria and the Middle East   Kenza Boussora     120
Postmodern Regionalism: Alienation, Historicism, and Analysis
Tradition and Modernity: The Feasibility of Regional Architecture in Post-Modern Society   Juhani Pallasmaa     128
Critique of Regionalism   AlanColquhoun     140
The Concept of Regionalism   Alan Colquhoun     146
Four Approaches to Regionalism in Architecture   Eleftherios Pavlides     156
Modern Regionalism: Referential Regionalism
Toward a Southwestern Architecture   David R. Williams     170
Excerpts from Manual for Drivers and Guides Descriptive of the Indian Watchtower at Desert View and its Relation, Architecturally, to the Prehistoric Ruins of the Southwest   Mary Colter     178
Old Forms for New Buildings   John Gaw Meem     188
The Myth and Power of Place: Hispanic Revivalism in the American Southwest   David Gebhard     194
Regionalism and Texas Architecture   Stephen Fox     204
Neff and Neutra: Regionalism versus Internationalism   James F. O'Gorman     214
Regionalism and Regional Planning
An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning   Benton MacKaye     224
Regional Planning   Lewis Mumford     236
Excerpts from A Pattern Language   Christopher Alexander     244
Regional Development: The Architect's Role   Albert Mayer     252
Perspectives on Regional Design   Paul D. Spreiregen     258
Regional Modernism: Conflict and Maturation
Excerpts from Precisions: On the Present State of Architecture and City Planning   Le Corbusier     270
Regionalism in Architecture   Richard J. Neutra     276
After the International Style-What?   Hugh S. Morrison     280
The Sky Line: Status Quo   Lewis Mumford     288
What is Happening to Modern Architecture?$dMuseum of Modern Art     292
The New Regionalism   Sigfried Giedion     310
The Meaning of Regionalism in Architecture   Pietro Belluschi     320
Regionalism and Modern Architecture   James Stirling     326
Bioregionalism
Reinhabiting California   Peter Berg   Raymond Dasmann     334
Living by Life: Some Bioregional Theory and Practice   Jim Dodge     340
Biotechnology and Regional Integration   Gary J. Coates     350
Desert Bloom   Michael Haslam     362
Critical Regionalism
Constructive Regionalism   Anthony Alofsin     368
Ten Points on an Architecture of Regionalism: A Provisional Polemic   Kenneth Frampton     374
Critical Regionalism in Houston: A Case for the Menil Collection   Richard Ingersoll     386
Placing Resistance: A Critique of Critical Regionalism   Keith L. Eggener     394
Regionalisms for the Third Millennium
Becoming Regional over Time: Toward a Reflexive Regionalism   Timothy Cassidy     410
On Performative Regionalism   Barbara L. Allen     420
Strong Margins   Sarah Wigglesworth   Jeremy Till     428
Technology, Place, and Nonmodern Regionalism   Steven A. Moore     432
Notes     446
Selected Bibliography     456
Illustration Credits     450
Index     461
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