Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism

Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism

by James Stevens Curl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198753698
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 581,877
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Professor James Stevens Curl has been Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. In 2014, De Montfort University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in recognition of his 'distinctive contribution... to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and region'. His many publications include studies of Classical, Georgian, and Victorian architecture, and the most recent edition of his Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (with contributions on landscape from Susan Wilson) was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. In 2017 he was awarded the British Academy President's Medal for 'outstanding service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences' in his wider study of the History of Architecture in Britain and Ireland.

Table of Contents

Prolegomenon, Timothy Brittain-Catlin
Preface & Acknowledgements
1. Origins of a Catastrophe
2. Makers of Mythologies & False Analogies
3. Modernism in Germany in the Aftermath of the 1914-18 War
4. The International Style 1920s & 1930s
5. The International Style Truly International
6. Universal Acceptance of the International Style: A Surprising Aftermath of 1945
7. Descent to Deformity
8. Dangerous Signals
9. Some Further Reflections
10. Epilogue
Select Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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