Tracing Modernity Manifestations of the Modern in Architecture and the City

ISBN-10: 0415305128
ISBN-13: 9780415305129
Edition: 2004
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Description: Drawing on architectural and urban history, as well as philosophy and sociology, this title traces the 'modern' project through its multifarious manifestation in order to understand contemporary culture.

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Book details

List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Drawing on architectural and urban history, as well as philosophy and sociology, this title traces the 'modern' project through its multifarious manifestation in order to understand contemporary culture.

Christian Hermansen is professor and head of the Institute of Architecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Introduction
Modernity
Analysing Modernity
What Moderniam was: Art, Progress and Avant-garde
Modernity and Architecture
Modernity and the Uses of History: Understanding Classical Architecture from Botticher to Warberg
Projecting Modern Culture: 'Aesthetic Fundamentalism' and Modern Architecture
Modernity and the Question of Representation
Architecture
'How is it that there is no Modern Style of Architrecture?' 'Greek' Thomson versus Gilbert Scott
'A Complete and Universal Collection': Gottfried Semper and the Great Exhibition
The Interior as Aesthetic Refuge: Edmond de Goncourt's La Maison d'un Artiste
Timely Untimeliness? Architectural Modernism and the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk
Le Corbusier and the Restorative Fragment at the Swiss Pavilion
The Concrete Memory of Modernity: Excerpts from a Moscow Diary
The City
Lidefonso Cerda and Modernity
'To Knock Fire out of Men' Forging Modernity in Glasgow
The Expressionist Utopia
Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project: A Prehistory of Modernity
Impromptus of a Great City: Siegfried Kracauer's Strassen in Berlin Und Anderswo
Orpheus in Hollywood: Sigfried Kracauer's Offenbach Film
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