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

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Overview

Modern Schools: A Century of Design for Education is a comprehensive survey of modern K-12 schools from Frank Lloyd Wright to Morphosis—an in-depth design study that explores the fundamental relationship between architecture, education, and the design of contemporary learning environments. Its focus is on the underlying design themes and characteristic features that support and enhance basic aspects of learning and, in the process, create an architectural expression that is both meaningful and lasting. The breadth of its scope includes influences of contemporary educational ideas and practices, related design concepts and strategies, and most importantly, the resulting impact of both on real environments for learning.

This remarkable survey and project study—the first of its kind—is an essential and important sourcebook for architects, school planners, educators, and anyone else interested in contemporary school design. The body of work presented, which is international in scope, underscores the unique architectural potential of this important project type, and highlights design themes that remain fundamentally relevant for architects and designers today. Presentation material includes more than 900 contemporary and historical photographs, mostly in color, and more than 200 detailed architectural plans drawings of schools by many of the outstanding design architects of the modern era.

Modern Schools: A Century of Design for Education Features the work of more than 60 architects worldwide, including twentieth century masters Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, and Eliel and Eero Saarinen, as well as contemporaries such as Morphosis, Coop Himmel(b)lau, Behnisch & Partners, and Patkau Architects, among many others.

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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
  • 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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