Modern Architecture Since 1900

ISBN-10: 0132322730

ISBN-13: 9780132322737

Edition: 3rd 1997

Authors: William J. R. Curtis

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List price: $72.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

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 problems 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 unite 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
Conclusion: Modernity, tradition, authenticity
Bibliographical note
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