Building-Art: Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction

Building-Art: Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction

by Joseph Masheck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521440130

ISBN-13: 9780521440134

Pub. Date: 05/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Demonstrating a concern with on-going modernism, this anthology of essays considers topics in 19th and 20th century architecture, its theory and practice, as well as selected achievements by Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn.

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Demonstrating a concern with on-going modernism, this anthology of essays considers topics in 19th and 20th century architecture, its theory and practice, as well as selected achievements by Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521440134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
Contemporary Artists and their Critics Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Sources [of previously published essays]; Introduction; 1. Bentham's panopticon: an architectural perpetration; 2. Politics of style: Dublin pro-cathedral in the Greek revival; 3. An American utopian schoolhouse design; 4. Note on Sullivan and the use of beauty; 5. De Chirico's pathos of lost antiquity; 6. Text life of the living machine; 7. Reflections in onyx on Mies van der Rohe; 8. Ex Tenebras Lux: approaching the Ronchamp Wall of Light; 9. Kahn: the anxious classicist; 10. Crystalline form, Worringer and the minimalism of Tony Smith; 11. Form behind concept: the Bechers' imaging of industrial architecture; 12. Classical Sass: Notes on soft postmodernism; 13. Tired tropes: cathedral vs. bicycle shed; 'duck' vs. decorated shed; Notes; Index.

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