Modern architecture since 1900

Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015036057290
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Architecture

This work on 20th-century architecture combines a clear general outline withnalysis and interpretation of particular buildings. While technical,conomic, social and intellectual developments are fully treated, the finalmphasis is on individuals and on the qualities that give buildings theirasting value.;For this revised and updated third edition, an appreciation ofegional identity and variety has been incorporated, and also a section onecent architecture. There are many new colour illustrations, plans andrawings. The bibliography and notes have also been extended. This book setshe Modern tradition in perspective, relating it to earlier traditions, andnalyzing its richness and complexity.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20 Jahrhunderts

Author:
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783035602784
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Raum Zeit Architektur

Author: Sigfried Giedion
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783035605778
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Architecture

Der Architekturhistoriker Sigfried Giedion gilt als ein Wegbereiter der Moderne, sein 1941 unter dem Titel Space, Time, Architecture erstmals erschienenes Werk ist längst zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie avanciert. Giedion skizziert darin die Vorgeschichte und die Entwicklung des in den Zwanzigerjahren so bedeutungsvollen neuen Bauens und veranschaulicht dessen weltweite Auswirkungen. In der Vielfalt oft widersprüchlicher Tendenzen suchte er die geheime Synthese, in der sich eine neue Tradition ankündigte, ohne dass sie zunächst zu einer bewussten und handlungsbestimmenden Realität wurde. Giedion wurde so zu dem Historiker, der das Entstehen dieser neuen Tradition in der Architektur sowie ihre Beziehungen zu Handwerk, Kunst und Wissenschaft sichtbar machte und so immer noch zur Transparenz des gegenwärtigen Zustands beiträgt. Das Nachwort des Architekturkritikers Reto Geiser erläutert die Aktualität dieses in alle Weltsprachen übersetzten Standardwerks.

Cairo Since 1900

Author: Mohamed Elshahed
Publisher:
ISBN: 9774168690
Release Date: 2019-03-15
Genre:

The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century. From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for more than 220 buildings and sites of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136640568
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Architecture

Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.

Design

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Publisher:
ISBN: 3832199292
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre:


Le Corbusier und die Macht der Fotografie

Author: Tim Benton
Publisher:
ISBN: 342207158X
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Der geniale Architekt und Entwerfer Le Corbusier (1887-1965) erkannte die Wichtigkeit klarer graphischer Gestaltungskonzepte und sorgte dafür, dass seine Arbeiten bereits im Planungsstadium ausführlich fotografisch dokumentiert wurden. Anschließend kümmerte er sich dann persönlich um die Publikation zahlreicher Bücher, die unterschiedlichstes Material seines Schaffens einem breiten Publikum optimal aufbereitet zugänglich machen sollten. Denn gerade im Hinblick auf die suggestive Kraft der Fotografie, die er bei seiner Arbeit gekonnt einzusetzen verstand, war Le Corbusier seiner Zeit weit voraus. Der prächtige Band öffnet den Blick für einen bislang weniger bekannten, aber doch so wesentlichen Aspekt seines Schaffens.

The Architecture of Use

Author: Stephen Grabow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135016456
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: Architecture

By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on their functional design concepts. Here Grabow and Spreckelmeyer expand the definition of human use to that of an art form by re-evaluating these buildings from an aesthetic and ecological view of function. Each building is described from the point of view of a major functional concept or idea of human use which then spreads out and influences the spatial organization, built form and structure. In doing so each building is presented as an exemplar that reaches beyond the pragmatic concerns of a narrow program and demonstrates how functional concepts can inspire great design, evoke archetypal human experience and help us to understand how architecture embodies the deeper purposes and meanings of everyday life.

Re forming Britain

Author: Elizabeth Darling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134314973
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: Architecture

Re-forming Britain considers the nature and practice of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain in a new light. Bringing hitherto little considered protagonists and projects to the fore, it argues that rather than being an imported idiom, the new architecture in Britain formed part of an ongoing attempt to make a modern nation. Spanning the period 1925-42, the book focuses on the key sites from and through which architectural modernism emerged in the UK. Part one considers the main arena in which a will to modernize Britain developed in the 1920s. In parts two and three the author documents, contextualizes and explains how this modernizing will was given modernist form, discussing the work of architects such as Wells Coates, Maxwell Fry, and Connell and Ward, and their allied ventures with likeminded reformers in other fields. These collaborations produced ‘narratives of modernity’: buildings, projects, exhibitions and books, through which, the book argues, modernist reformers were able to persuade politicians, and those with influence upon them, that modernism was the means to re-form the nation. Re-forming Britain offers the first in-depth analysis of well-known modernist schemes such as Kensal House and the Pioneer Health Centre but also brings previously little studied or unknown activities to light. This important work invites a new understanding of the nature of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain and the ways in which it ultimately gave form to post-war Britain.

Geschichte der Architekturtheorie

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406703522
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Architecture

Hanno-Walter Krufts Geschichte der Architekturtheorie ist seit ihrem ersten Erscheinen im Jahr 1985 ein unübertroffenes Standardwerk. Sie wurde in acht Sprachen übersetzt und über 20 000 Mal verkauft. Das Buch bietet die erste zusammenhängende Geschichte der Architekturtheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Auf Grundlage einer stupenden Quellenkenntnis beschreibt und analysiert Kruft auf brillante Weise alle wichtigen Theorien, die in Europa und Nordamerika entwickelt wurden und die zum Teil die Geschichte der Architektur mitgeprägt haben. Über 200 Abbildungen und eine umfangreiche Bibliographie, die für diese Neuauflage aktualisiert wurde, vervollständigen das Handbuch, das für alle an Architektur Interessierten bis heute unentbehrlich ist..