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Morality and Architecture Revisited

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ISBN-10: 0226874834

ISBN-13: 9780226874838

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Watkin

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When Morality and Architecture was first published in 1977, it received passionate praise and equally passionate criticism. An editorial in Apollo, entitled "The Time Bomb," claimed that "it deserved to become a set book in art school and University art history departments," and the Times Literary Supplement savaged it as an example of "that kind of vindictiveness of which only Christians seem capable." Here, for the first time, is the story of the book's impact. In writing his groundbreaking polemic, David Watkin had taken on the entire modernist establishment, tracing it back to Pugin, Viollet-le-Duc, Corbusier, and others who claimed that their chosen style had to be truthful and…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 191
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface Prologue: The Philosophic Background Morality and Architecture Prefatory Note
The Theme in the Nineteenth Century
The Theme in the Twentieth Century
Brave New World
Furneaux Jordan
Early Writings
The Historic Mission
'Historicism' Conclusion References Epilogue: The Critical Reaction The Position Today