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.

Le Corbusier

Author: William J.R. Curtis
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714827908
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Architecture

A penetrating and comprehensive study of the influential 20th-century architect.

Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

Author: Marc Kushner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104035482
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Architecture

Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.

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.

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.

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

Author: Asst Prof David Rifkind
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781472429391
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Architecture

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.

Beyond Modernist Masters

Author: Felipe Hernández
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783034604956
Release Date: 2009-11-20
Genre: Architecture

Latin America has been an important place for architecture for many decades. Masters like Barragán, Dieste, Lina Bo Bardi, and Niemeyer pointed the way for architectural design all over the world, and they continue to do so today. Their approach to colors, materials, and walls had a deep and lasting influence on architectural modernism. Since then, however – and especially in the last fifteen years – architecture on the continent has continued to evolve, and a lively and extremely creative architecture scene has developed. The work of Latin American architects and city planners is often guided by social issues, for example, the approach to informal settlements on the outskirts of big cities, the scarcity of housing and public space, the availability of affordable transportation, and the important role of cultural infrastructure – such as schools, libraries, and sports facilities – as a catalyst for neighborhoods. Within this context, the book considers numerous projects that have prompted discussion and provided fresh impetus all across Latin America. Outstanding projects like the Santo Domingo Library in Medellin, Colombia, by Giancarlo Mazzanti; Alberto Kalach’s Liceo Franco-Mexicano in Mexico; and the works of Alejandro Aravena in Chile show that recent Latin American architecture is more than capable of holding its own beside the works of the founders. Felipe Hernández is an architect and professor of Architectural Design, History and Theory at The University of Liverpool. He attended an MA in Architecture and Critical Theory, graduating with distinction in 1998, and received his PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2003. He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), The Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield, East London and Nottingham Trent in the United Kingdom as well as at Brown University and Roger Williams University in USA. Felipe has published numerous essays and articles examining the situation of contemporary Latin American cities and revealing the multiplicity of architectural practices that operate simultaneously in the constant re-shaping of the continent’s cities.