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Building-Art Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction

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ISBN-10: 0521440130

ISBN-13: 9780521440134

Edition: 1993

Authors: Joseph Masheck, Donald Kuspit

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Building-Art: Modern Architecture Under Cultural Construction is an anthology of essays by noted critic Joseph Masheck. Considering topics in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, its theory and practice, as well as selected achievements by such great modernists as Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn, Masheck also analyzes important monuments and architectural ideas of such artists as Giorgio di Chirico and Tony Smith. Contextualizing and culturally speculative, these studies address such issues as the distinction between architecture and "mere" building, and architecture and engineering, frequently drawing the reader into architectural problems that have…    
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Book details

List price: $126.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 318
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782

List of illustrations
Sources [of previously published essays]
Introduction
Bentham�s panopticon: an architectural perpetration
Politics of style: Dublin pro-cathedral in the Greek revival
An American utopian schoolhouse design
Note on Sullivan and the use of beauty
De Chirico�s pathos of lost antiquity
Text life of the living machine
Reflections in onyx on Mies van der Rohe
Ex Tenebras Lux: approaching the Ronchamp Wall of Light
Kahn: the anxious classicist
Crystalline form, Worringer and the minimalism of Tony Smith
Form behind concept: the Bechers� imaging of industrial architecture
Classical Sass: Notes on soft postmodernism
Tired tropes: cathedral vs bicycle shed
�Duck� vs. decorated shed
Notes
Index