Building-Art: Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521447850
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Series: Contemporary Artists and Their Critics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Sources of Previously Published Essays
Introduction 1
1 Bentham's Panopticon: An Architectural Perpetration 6
2 Politics of Style: Dublin Pro-Cathedral in the Greek Revival 29
3 An American Utopian Schoolhouse Design 47
4 Note on Sullivan and the Rarefaction of Bodily Beauty 57
5 De Chirico's Pathos of Lost Antiquity 69
6 Textual Life of the Living-Machine 77
7 Reflections in Onyx on Mies van der Rohe 95
8 Post Tenebras Lux: Speculations on Ronchamp 110
9 Kahn: The Anxious Classicist 122
10 Crystalline Form, Worringer, and the Minimalism of Tony Smith 143
11 Form Behind Concept: The Bechers' Imaging of Industrial Architecture 162
12 Classical Sass: Notes on Soft Postmodernism 170
13 Tired Tropes: Cathedral versus Bicycle Shed; "Duck" versus "Decorated Shed" 184
Notes 222
Index 291
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