Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

ISBN-10: 0262520583
ISBN-13: 9780262520584
Edition: 2nd 1980
Authors: Reyner Banham
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/25/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

First published in 1960, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of the definitive books on the modern movement. It has influenced a generation of students and critics interested in the formation of attitudes, themes, and forms which were characteristic of artists and architects working primarily in Europe between 1900 and 1930 under the compulsion of new technological developments in the first machine age.

Introduction
Predisposing Causes: Academic and Rationalist Writers, 1900-1914
The Academic tradition and the concept of elementary composition
Choisy: Rationalism and technique
The Academic succession: Garnier and Perret
England: Lethaby and Scott
Germany: Industry and the Werkbund
The Factory aesthetic
Adolf Loos and the problem of ornament
Italy: Futurist Manifestos and Projects, 1909-1914
Futurism: the Foundation Manifesto
Futurism: theory and development
Sant'Elia and Futurist architecture
Holland: The Legacy of Berlage: De Stijl, 1917-1925
Holland: Berlage and attitudes to Wright
De Stijl: the Dutch phase
Expressionism: Amsterdam and Berlin
De Stijl: the international phase
Paris: The World of Art and Le Corbusier
Architecture and the Cubist tradition
Progressive building in Paris: 1918-1928
Vers une Architecture
Le Corbusier: town planning and aesthetics
Germany: Berlin, the Bauhaus, the Victory of the New Style
The Berlin School
The Bauhaus
Germany: the encyclopaedics
Conclusion: Functionalism and technology
Index

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