Architectures: Modernism and After / Edition 1

Architectures: Modernism and After / Edition 1

by Andrew Ballantyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631229434

ISBN-13: 9780631229438

Pub. Date: 11/17/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. The collection of essays brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built

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Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. The collection of essays brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment from 1851 to the present time, showing how buildings and our responses to them are embedded in the cultural process and the ethics of production.

This volume presents crucial “moments” in the history of the field when the architecture of the past is made to respond to new and changing cultural circumstances. In doing so, Architectures: Modernism and After provides a view of architectural history as part of a continuing dialogue between aesthetic criteria and social and cultural imperatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229438
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Series:
New Interventions in Art History Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Introduction: Architectures in the Plural1
1An Avant-garde Academy33
2Aalto and the Tutelary Goddesses57
3Becoming-skyscraper: Ayn Rand's Architect88
4Steps Toward a Sustainable Architecture101
5Gordon Matta-Clark's Building Dissections118
6Territoriality and Identity at RAF Menwith Hill142
7Domestic Space Transformed, 1850-2000163
8English Townscape as Cultural and Symbolic Capital202
Bibliography227
Index240

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