A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010

1960, following because it did the final CIAM assembly, signalled a turning aspect for the fashionable move. From then on, structure was once stimulated by way of seminal texts through Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave upward push to the 1st revisionary circulate following Modernism. Bringing jointly top specialists within the box, this publication offers a entire, severe assessment of the advancements in structure from 1960 to 2010. It contains components: the 1st part delivering a presentation of significant events in structure after 1960, and the second one, a geographic survey that covers a variety of territories all over the world. This booklet not just displays different views of its a variety of authors, but additionally charts a center path among the 'aesthetic' histories that learn structure exclusively by way of its formal elements, and the extra 'ideological' histories that topic it to a critique that frequently skirts the dialogue of its formal features.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010 PDF

Similar architecture books

The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer

Average mess ups don't subject for the explanations we predict they do. they often don't kill a big variety of humans. such a lot years extra humans kill themselves than are killed by means of Nature's tantrums. And utilizing normal measures like Gross household Product (GDP) it truly is tough to teach that failures considerably interrupt the economic system.

Finland: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books - Modern Architectures in History)

Constructions converse volumes, not only approximately their occupants or vendors, yet in regards to the international locations within which they exist. From colonnades to paving stones, the structure of any construction does greater than easily date the structure—it celebrates the spirit of a humans and a country. Roger Connah's most recent ebook, Finland, explores the tradition and democratic spirit of a rustic whose constructions hold the indelible markings of Finland's political and actual weather.

Modern women : women artists at the Museum of Modern Art

This article examines the gathering of feminist artwork within the Museum of contemporary paintings. It positive factors essays offering a variety of generational and cultural views. summary: interpreting the gathering of The Museum of recent artwork, an incredible North American museum, this identify offers numerous generational and cultural views.

ADA / ABA handbook : accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities

Offers all accessibility guidance for constructions and amenities and comprises the whole textual content of the hot (July 2004) ADA and ABA instructions, prepared and provided in an easy-to-use layout with a longer index and more suitable illustrations. what is extra, you will discover all like topics inside the similar bankruptcy, with cross-references to all suitable guidance, and detailed advisories to reinforce your realizing of the ideas and their useful program.

Additional info for A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010

Sample text

181. See also Harwell Hamilton Harris’s 1954 essay “Regionalism and Nationalism,” which can be found in Harry Francis Mallgrave’s Architectural Theory, vol. 2 (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing), 288–9. 44 James Stirling, “Regionalism and Modern Architecture,” Architects’ Year Book 7 (1957), reproduced in Ockman, Architecture Culture, 248. Stirling was quoting British writer John Wain. 45 James Stirling, “Regionalism and Modern Architecture,” Architects’ Year Book 7 (1957), reproduced in Ockman, Architecture Culture, 248.

Page (eds) (Chicago: Planners Press, 2011), 15. 6 Max Risselada and Dirk van den Heuvel’s Team 10: In Search of a Utopia of the Present (Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2005) is an essential work for understanding architecture culture of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. 7 Oscar Newman, CIAM ’59 in Otterlo (Stuttgart: Karl Kramer Verlag, 1961), 16. See also Joan Ockman, Architecture Culture 1943–1968: A Documentary Anthology (New York: Columbia Books of Architecture/Rizzoli, 1993), 13–24; and Eric Mumford, The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928–1960 (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2000), 248.

23 By 1936, Leicester B. 25 The end of World War II was a turning point, as functionalism seemed associated with mechanization and thus the destruction wreaked in Europe and Asia. 28 As indicated by the continuity of the debate, functionalism was not abandoned in the 1950s or ’60s. “Contemporary” architecture would emerge from its reformulation. ”29 The process, which was a crisis because it required revisiting the prevailing definitions of modern architecture and coming to terms with the failures of urban theory, involved the reconsideration of such important but neglected topics as history, popular culture, regional traditions, and the city.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.36 of 5 – based on 50 votes