Architectures: Modernism and After / Edition 1

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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.
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"This collection of stimulating essays delights in the variety and diversity of modern architecture through differing processes of story telling and the analysis of facts. This is a book for the reader able to embrace plurality. Those who seek a singular vision will need to look elsewhere." Robert Tavernor, University of Bath

"Wide-ranging and original, this collection offers fresh new perspectives on architecture and its histories within the expanded arena of cultural studies. It suggests the many roles that buildings can play in the conscious and unconscious lives of human beings." Alice Friedman, Wellesley College

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Meet the Author

Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of Architecture, Landscape and Liberty: Richard Payne Knight and the Picturesque (1997), What is Architecture? (2002), and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Introduction: Architectures in the Plural 1
1 An Avant-garde Academy 33
2 Aalto and the Tutelary Goddesses 57
3 Becoming-skyscraper: Ayn Rand's Architect 88
4 Steps Toward a Sustainable Architecture 101
5 Gordon Matta-Clark's Building Dissections 118
6 Territoriality and Identity at RAF Menwith Hill 142
7 Domestic Space Transformed, 1850-2000 163
8 English Townscape as Cultural and Symbolic Capital 202
Bibliography 227
Index 240
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