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Modern Architecture Since 1900

William J.R. Curtis
Format
Book
Published
[London] : Phaidon, [1996]
Edition
3rd ed., [Rev., expanded, and redesigned]
Language
English
ISBN
0714835242 (hardback), 9780714835242 (hardback), 0714833568 (pbk.), 9780714833569 (pbk.)
Summary
A survey of twentieth-century architecture, tracing the origins of the modern forms of architecture; looking at the crystallization of modern architecture between the wars; examining the global dissemination of modern architecture between the 1940s and the 1970s; and discussing the development of world architecture since 1980.
Contents
  • The idea of a modern architecture in the nineteenth century
  • Industrialization and the city: the skyscraper as type and symbol
  • The search for new forms and the problem of ornament
  • Rationalism, the engineering tradition and reinforced concrete
  • Arts and crafts ideals in Britain and the U.S.A.
  • Responses to mechanization: the Deutscher Werkbund and futurism
  • The architectural system of Frank Lloyd Wright
  • National myths and classical transformations
  • Cubism, de Stijl and new conceptions of space
  • Le Corbusier's quest for ideal form
  • Walter Gropius, German expressionism and the Bauhaus
  • Architecture and revolution in Russia
  • Skyscraper and suburb: the U.S.A. between the wars
  • The ideal community: alternatives to the industrial city
  • The international style, the individual talent and the myth of functionalism
  • The image and idea of Le Corbusier's Villa savoye at Poissy
  • The continuity of older traditions
  • Nature and the machine: Mies Van Der Rohe, Wright and Le Corbusier in the 1930s
  • The spread of modern architecture to Britain and Scandinavia
  • Totalitarian critiques of the modern movement
  • International, national, regional: the diversity of a new tradition
  • Modern architecture in the U.S.A.: immigration and consolidation
  • Form and meaning in the late works of Le Corbusier
  • The Unité d'habitation at Marseilles as a collective housing prototype
  • Alvar Aalto and Scandinavian developments
  • Disjunctions and continuities in the Europe of the 1950s
  • The process of absorption: Latin America, Australia, Japan
  • On monuments and monumentality: Louis I. Kahn
  • Architecture and anti-architecture in Britain
  • Extension and critique in the 1960s
  • Modernity, tradition and identity in the developing world
  • Pluralism in the 1970s
  • Modern architecture and memory: new perceptions of the past
  • The universal and the local: landscape, climate and culture
  • Technology, abstraction and ideas of nature.
Description
736 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 693-719) and index.
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