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From Autos to Architecture Fordism and Architectural Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 1568988133

ISBN-13: 9781568988139

Edition: 2010

Authors: David Gartman

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One of the most interesting questions in architectural history is why modern architecture emerged from the war-ravaged regions of central Europe and not the United States, whose techniques of mass production and mechanical products so inspired the first generation of modern architects like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius. In From Autos to Architecture, sociologist David Gartman offers a critical social history that shows how Fordist mass production and industrial architecture in America influenced European designers to an extent previously not understood. Drawing on Marxist economics, the Frankfurt School, and French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, From Autos to Architecture deftly illustrates the different class structures and struggles of America and Europe. Examining architecture in the context of social conflicts, From Autos to Architecture offers a critical alternative to standard architectural histories focused on aesthetics alone.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Problematic Aesthetics of Fordism
Modernism and the Model T: The Misplaced Development of the Machine Aesthetic
Displaced Dreams of Wholeness: The Depression-Era Retreat of Modernism
Efficiency and Fantasy: The Bifurcated Architecture of Postwar Technocracy
Revolt Against the Machine: The 1960s and the Death of Modernism
Disney Goes Downtown: Post-Fordism, Postmodernism, and the Collapse of Spatial Segregation
Index