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Modern Architecture

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ISBN-10: 0192842269

ISBN-13: 9780192842268

Edition: 2002

Authors: Alan Colquhoun

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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.57" wide x 9.37" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Art Nouveau 1890-1910
Organicism versus Classicism: Chicago 1890-1910
Culture and Industry: Germany 1907-14
The Urn and the Chamberpot: Adolf Loos 1900-30
Expressionism and Futurism
The Avent-gardes in Holland and Russia
Return to Order: Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture in France 1920-35
Weimar Germany: the Dialectic of the Modern 1920-33
From Rationalism to Revisionism: Architecture in Italy 1920-65
Neoclassicism, Organicism, and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65
From Le Corbusier to Megastructures: Urban Visions 1930-65
Pax Americana: Architecture in American 1945-65
Notes
Further Reading
Timeline
List of Illustrations
Index