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📒History Of Modern Architecture ✍ Leonardo Benevolo
✏History of Modern Architecture Book Summary : Let it be said at once that the format of this work is richly handsome: it is atwo-volume boxed set comprising 844 pages and well over 1,000 high-quality illustrations, and itreflects throughout its publisher's conviction that good design is an essential, not superficial,part of bookmaking.Beyond that, it should be emphasized that this work is not another facilecultural tour of modern architecture. It is a serious and original study of the beginnings anddevelopment of modernism in which the pictorial aspects are designed to aid in the communication ofthe author's closely reasoned formulations, rather than to gloss over a lack of substantivecontent.The book is a translation of the third Italian edition, published in 1966. Benevolo, who ison the faculty of architecture in Venice, has earned an international reputation as a historian ofarchitecture and town planning, and his publications embrace the span of time from the Renaissanceto the foreseeable future. One such publication, The Origins of Modern Town Planning (The MIT Press,1967), may be read as a prelude to the present work as well as an independent contribution. Perhapsmore than any other architectural historian in our time, Benevolo has made a determined effort toplace developments in design and planning in their proper social and political settings.Indeed, theauthor argues that the development of the modern movement in architecture was determined, not byaesthetic formalisms, but largely by the social changes that have occurred since about 1760: "Afterthe middle of the eighteenth century, without the continuity of formal activity being in any waybroken, indeed while architectural language seems to be acquiring a particular coherence, therelations between architect and society began to change radically.... New material and spiritualneeds, new ideas and modes of procedure arise both within and beyond the traditional limits, andfinally they run together to form a new architectural synthesis that is completely different fromthe old one. In this way it is possible to explain the birth of modern architecture, which otherwisewould seem completely incomprehensible...."This second volume is concerned with the modern movementproper, from 1914 to 1966. The author emphasizes the unity of the movement, rejecting the usualtreatment that allots to the individual architects separate and unconnected biographicalaccounts.Benevolo remarks at one point, "When one talks about modern architecture one must bear inmind the fact that it implies not only a new range of forms, but also a new way of thinking, whoseconsequences have not yet all been calculated." His main concern is to provide a more exactcalculation of those consequences.
📒A Concise History Of Modern Architecture In India ✍ Jon T. Lang
✏A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India Book Summary : In Lucid Language That Speaks To Laymen And Architects Alike, This Book Provides A History Of Twentieth Century Architecture In India. It Examines In Detail The Early Influences On Indian Architecture Both Of Movements Like The Bauhaus As Well As Prominent Individuals Like Habib Rehman, Jawaharlal Nehru, Frank Lloyd Wright And Le Corbusier.
📒The Politics Of Architecture ✍ Anthony Jackson
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📒The Oral History Of Modern Architecture ✍ John Peter
✏The Oral History of Modern Architecture Book Summary : In the closing chapter, the architects speculate about the future of modern architecture. Biographies, a time chart, a bibliography, and a visitor's guide to more than 150 of the sites pictured and discussed complete the volume.
📒Modern Architecture ✍ Kenneth Frampton
✏Modern Architecture Book Summary : An extensively revised and updated edition of a bestselling classic on modern architecture and its origins by Kenneth Frampton.
📒Modern Architecture And Design ✍ Bill Risebero
✏Modern Architecture and Design Book Summary : British architect and planner Bill Risebero recreates 200 years of modern architecture and design against a backdrop of class dominance over rising industrialism. The lively and opinionated text and more than 1,000 captioned drawings by the author provide a refreshing reinterpretation of architectural developments in the modern period.
📒A Critical History Of Contemporary Architecture ✍ Asst Prof David Rifkind
✏A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture Book Summary : This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.
📒The Historiography Of Modern Architecture ✍ Panayotis Tournikiotis
✏The Historiography of Modern Architecture Book Summary : Writing, according to Panayotis Tournikiotis, has always exerted a powerful influenceon architecture. Indeed, the study of modern architecture cannot be separated from a fascinationwith the texts that have tried to explain the idea of a new architecture in a new society. Duringthe last forty years, the question of the relationship of architecture to its history -- ofbuildings to books -- has been one of the most important themes in debates about the course ofmodern architecture.Tournikiotis argues that the history of modern architecture tends to be writtenfrom the present, projecting back onto the past our current concerns, so that the "beginning" of thestory really functions as a "representation" of its end. In this book the buildings are thequotations, while the texts are the structure.Tournikiotis focuses on a group of books by majorhistorians of the twentieth century: Nikolaus Pevsner, Emil Kaufmann, Sigfried Giedion, Bruno Zevi,Leonardo Benevolo, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Reyner Banham, Peter Collins, and Manfredo Tafuri. Inexamining these writers' thoughts, he draws on concepts from critical theory, relating architectureto broader historical models.
📒Richard Neutra And The Search For Modern Architecture ✍ Thomas S. Hines
✏Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture Book Summary : "An important contribution to the understanding of 'modernist' culture in the United States and a perceptive analysis of the achievement of a major American architect, with a European background and an international reputation."--William Jordy, Brown University "This study, part biography and part architectural analysis, is a modern masterpiece of architectural history. The prose is lucid and sometimes elegant--very much like the work of Richard Neutra which it so brilliantly examines."--Peter Gay, Yale University "An important contribution to the understanding of 'modernist' culture in the United States and a perceptive analysis of the achievement of a major American architect, with a European background and an international reputation."--William Jordy, Brown University
📒The Story Of Modern Architecture ✍ Paolo Favole
✏The Story of Modern Architecture Book Summary : History of modern architecture from 1900 through 1945.