Introduction to Architectural Theory 1968 to the Present

ISBN-10: 1405180625
ISBN-13: 9781405180627
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

A sharp and lively text that covers issues in depth but not to the point that they become inaccessible to beginning students, An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first narrative history of this period, charting the veritable revolution in architectural thinking that has taken place, as well as the implications of this intellectual upheaval. The first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years surveys the intellectual history of architecture since 1968, including criticisms of high modernism, the rise of postmodern and poststructural theory, critical regionalism and tectonics Offers a comprehensive overview of the significant changes that architectural thinking has undergone in the past fifteen years Includes an analysis of where architecture stands and where it will likely move in the coming years

List of Illustrations
Prelude: The 1960s
Technology and Ecology
Social Underpinnings of Modernism
1968
1970s
Pars Destruens: 1968-1973
Venturi and Scott Brown
Rossi and Tafuri
The Milan Triennale
The IAUS and the New York Five
The Crisis of Meaning
Semiotics and Architecture
Five on Five
Gray and White
Variations on a Theme
Early Postmodernism
The Language of Postmodernism
Consummation in Venice
European Counterpoints
Modernism Abides
The Chicago High-Rise
German Engineering
British Renaissance
Post-Metabolism in Japan
The Special Case of Alexander
1980s
Postmodernism and Critical Regionalism
Postmodernism Further Defined
Postmodernism Opposed
Critical Regionalism and Phenomenology
M�rida and Venice
Traditionalism and New Urbanism
The Prince of Architecture
The Paternoster Controversy
Toward a New Urbanism
Gilded Age of Theory
Poststructural Theory
Poststructural Architecture
Eisemnan and Tschumi
Deconstruction
Postmodernism Undefined
Gehry
The 68ers Come of Age
"…a devious architecture…"
1990s and Present
Wake of the Storm
Fragments of Fragments
From Derrida to Deleuze
Geometry and Autonomy
The End of the Figure: Manipulated Grounds
Form without Rhetoric
Pragmatism and Post-Criticality
OMA
The Orange Revolution
Post-Criticality
Minimalisms
Materiality and Effects
Neo-modernism
Phenomenological Architecture
Sustainability and Beyond
The Green Movement
McDonough and Yeang
Green Urbanism
Biophilic Design
Neuroaesthetics
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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