Modern Architectural Theory: A Historical Survey, 1673-1968

Modern Architectural Theory: A Historical Survey, 1673-1968

by Harry Francis Mallgrave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521130484

ISBN-13: 9780521130486

Pub. Date: 07/13/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Harry Mallgrave's comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, contextualizes architectural discourse within its social and political atmosphere over three centuries of development. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, the relation of theory to the practice of building, and, most

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Harry Mallgrave's comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, contextualizes architectural discourse within its social and political atmosphere over three centuries of development. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, the relation of theory to the practice of building, and, most importantly, the words of the architects themselves as they contentiously shaped their particular niche of Western civilization over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521130486
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Prelude; 2. The enlightenment and neoclassical theory; 3. British theory in the eighteenth century; 4. Neoclassicism and historicism; 5. The rise of German theory; 6. Competing directions at midcentury; 7. Historicism in the United States; 8. The arts and crafts movement; 9. Excursus on a few of the conceptual foundations of twentieth-century German modernism; 10. Modernism 1889–1914; 11. European modernism 1917–1933; 12. American modernism 1917–1934; 13. Depression, war, and aftermath 1934–1958; 14. Challenges to modernism in Europe 1959–1967; 15. Challenges to modernism in America; Epilogue.

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