Modern Architecture: A Critical History

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  • ISBN-13: 9780500202012
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/1/1988
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 324

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Pt. I Cultural developments and predisposing techniques 1750-1939
1 Cultural transformations: Neo-Classical architecture 1750-1900 12
2 Territorial transformations: urban developments 1800-1909 20
3 Technical transformations: structural engineering 1775-1939 29
Pt. II A critical history 1836-1967
1 News from Nowhere: England 1836-1924 42
2 Adler and Sullivan: the Auditorium and the high rise 1886-95 51
3 Frank Lloyd Wright and the myth of the Prairie 1890-1916 57
4 Structural Rationalism and the influence of Viollet-le-Duc: Gaudi, Horta, Guimard and Berlage 1880-1910 64
5 Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School 1896-1916 74
6 The Sacred Spring: Wagner, Olbrich and Hoffmann 1886-1912 78
7 Antonio Sant'Elia and Futurist architecture 1909-14 84
8 Adolf Loos and the crisis of culture 1896-1931 90
9 Henry van de Velde and the abstraction of empathy 1895-1914 96
10 Tony Garnier and the Industrial City 1899-1918 100
11 Auguste Perret: the evolution of Classical Rationalism 1899-1925 105
12 The Deutsche Werkbund 1898-1927 109
13 The Glass Chain: European architectural Expressionism 1910-25 116
14 The Bauhaus: the evolution of an idea 1919-32 123
15 The New Objectivity: Germany, Holland and Switzerland 1923-33 130
16 De Stijl: the evolution and dissolution of Neo-Plasticism 1917-31 142
17 Le Corbusier and the Esprit Nouveau 1907-31 149
18 Miesvan der Rohe and the significance of fact 1921-33 161
19 The New Collectivity: art and architecture in the Soviet Union 1918-32 167
20 Le Corbusier and the Ville Radieuse 1928-46 178
21 Frank Lloyd Wright and the Disappearing City 1929-63 186
22 Alvar Aalto and the Nordic tradition: National Romanticism and the Doricist sensibility 1895-1957 192
23 Giuseppe Terragni and the architecture of Italian Rationalism 1926-43 203
24 Architecture and the State: ideology and representation 1914-43 210
25 Le Corbusier and the monumentalization of the vernacular 1930-60 224
26 Mies van der Rohe and the monumentalization of technique 1933-67 231
27 The Eclipse of the New Deal: Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson and Louis Kahn 1934-64 238
Pt. III Critical assessment and extension into the present 1925-91
1 The International Style: theme and variations 1925-65 248
2 New Brutalism and the architecture of the Welfare State: England 1949-59 262
3 The vicissitudes of ideology: CIAM and Team X, critique and counter-critique 1928-68 269
4 Place, Production and Scenography: international theory and practice since 1962 280
5 Critical Regionalism: modern architecture and cultural identity 314
6 World architecture and reflective practice 328
Acknowledgments 344
Select Bibliography 345
Index 366
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