Building-Art: Modern Architecture under Cultural Constructionby Joseph Masheck
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.
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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