Modern Schools: A Century of Design for Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Features the work of more than 60 architects worldwide:

Alvar Aalto

Ahrbom and Zimdahl

Edward Larrabee Barnes

Hermann Baur

Beaudouin and Lods

Behnisch & Partners

Gunnar Birkerts

Bornebusch Brüel Selchau and Larsen

Marcel Breuer

Caudill Rowlett Scott

Denis Clarke-Hall

Coop Himmel(b)lau

Dall and Lindhardtsen

W. M. Dudok

Jan Duiker

Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis

Albert Frey

Irving Gill

Erno Goldfinger

Kaj Gottlob

Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer

Paul Hedqvist

Herman Hertzberger

Howe and Lescaze

Arne Jacobsen

John Johansen

Ernest J. Kump

Denys Lasdun

Le Corbusier

F. C. Lund and Hans Christian Hansen

André Lurçat

Ernst May

Richard Meier

Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer

Mitchell Giurgola Associates

Morphosis

Richard Neutra

Eliot Noyes

Patkau Architects

Perkins + Will

Polshek Partnership

Antoine Predock

Jean and Henri Prouvéé

John Lyon Reid

Alfred Roth

Paul Rudolph

Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Hans Scharoun

Alison and Peter Smithson

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

A. H. Steiner

Hugh Stubbins

Giuseppe Terragni

The Architects Collaborative

Aldo van Eyck

Willem van Tijen, Mart Stam and Lotta Beese

John Carl Warnecke

Harry Weese

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Editorial Reviews

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Writing for today's working architects, Hille—a veteran architect and professor—offers case studies with historical, theoretical, and applied information on K-12 school design. Well illustrated and worldwide in scope, surveying schools of the 20th and 21st centuries, his book includes works by more than 60 architects and firms, e.g., Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Richard Meier, and Morphosis. The text traces educational development from traditional to modern systems, school buildings, and reforms beginning in the early 1900s and continuing through 2011. Theme-based sections representing an architect or group of architects show how society, culture, and history affected school design. Diverse and creative solutions to problems from a variety of time periods are shown, examples of which come not from the theoretical, but from projects that have been built. Alphabetical and chronological listings of the architects and their designs, as well as select bibliographies for each school building and each architect, are included. VERDICT Recommended for educational administrators, architects, and architectural students.—Nancy J. Mactague, Aurora Univ. Lib., IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470575260
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 917,140
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Thomas Hille, AIA, is an architect, designer, educator, and researcher based in Seattle, Washington. He has a special interest in school design and the architectural potential of environments for learning. He has designed a number of award-winning schools, including White River High School in Buckley, Washington, winner of CEFPI's 2005 James D. MacConnell Award for Architectural Excellence. He has taught at MIT, the University of Michigan, the Catholic University of Chile, and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art. His previous publications include an interactive multimedia study of the relationship between form and meaning in architecture, and a monograph on the houses of West Coast modernist William W. Wurster.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.

PREFACE.

INTRODUCTION.

PART I: SURVEY OF MODERN SCHOOLS.

FORMAT & ORGANIZATION.

Chapter 1: TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS & THE INFLUENCE.

OF EDUCATION REFORM.

Chapter 2: EARLY-MODERN SCHOOLS - 1900 TO 1930.

Chapter 3: MODERN SCHOOLS & FUNCTIONALISM - 1930s.

Chapter 4: POST-WAR MODERN SCHOOLS - 1940s & 50s.

Chapter 5: EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN SCHOOL - 1960s & 70s.

Chapter 6: THE MODERN SCHOOL TODAY - 1980s to the Present.

PART II: PROJECTS.

PROJECT SELECTION.

Chapter 7: THE HEALTH-CENTERED SCHOOL.

Chapter 8: THE CHILD-CENTERED SCHOOL.

Chapter 9: THE NATURAL SCHOOL.

Chapter 10: THE ASSOCIATIONAL SCHOOL.

Chapter 11: THE INTERACTIVE SCHOOL.

Chapter 12: THE SITUATIONAL SCHOOL.

Chapter 13: THE CIRCUMSTANTIAL SCHOOL.

Chapter 14: THE INTERSTITIAL SCHOOL.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

APPENDIX I.

APPENDIX II.

INDEX. 

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