Hendrik Petrus Berlage: Thoughts on Style, 1886-1909

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An architect and architectural philosopher, Berlage created a series of buildings and a body of writings that probed the problems and possibilities of Modernism. His principal texts, given here in English for the first time, present a vital chapter in the history of European Modernism.
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Architect and architectural philosopher Hendrik Petrus Berlage created a series of buildings and a body of writing that probed the problems and possibilities of Modernism. In his critical introduction, Iain Boyd Whyte asserts that his architectural and written work are inseparable and that one cannot be properly understood without examining the other. This volume gathers Berlage's comparatively neglected written works in English for the first time. Includes fine b&w illustrations. Paper edition (unseen), $45.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892363339
  • Publisher: The Getty Center For The History Of Art
  • Publication date: 7/11/1996
  • Series: Texts and Documents Series
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Note
Introduction 1
Architecture's Place in Modern Aesthetics (1886) 95
Architecture and Impressionism (1894) 105
Thoughts on Style in Architecture (1905) 122
On the Likely Development of Architecture (1905) 157
The Foundations and Development of Architecture (1908) 185
Some Reflections on Classical Architecture (1908) 259
Art and Society (1909) 277
Bibliographies 323
Index 328
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