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Architectures: Modernism and After

ISBN: 978-0-470-77734-3
272 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment.

  • Brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment.
  • Presents crucial "moments" in the history of the field when the architecture of the past is made to respond to new and changing cultural circumstances.
  • Provides a view of architectural history as a part of a continuing dialogue between aesthetic criteria and social and cultural imperatives.
  • Part of the New Interventions in Art History Series, which is published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.
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List of Illustrations.

Notes on Contributors.

Series Editor’s Preface.

Preface.

Introduction: Architectures in the Plural: Andrew Ballantyne.

1. An Avant-garde Academy: Simon Sadler (University of California, Davis).

2. Aalto and the Tutelary Goddesses: Sarah Menin (University of Newcastle).

3. Becoming-skyscraper: Ayn Rand’s Architect: Gerard Loughlin (University of Newcastle).

4. Steps Towards a Sustainable Architecture: Brenda and Robert Vale (University of Auckland, New Zealand).

5. Gordon Matta-Clark’s Building Dissections: Stephen Walker (University of Sheffield).

6. Territoriality and Identity at RAF Menwith Hill: David Wood (University of Newcastle).

7. Domestic Space Transformed, 1850-2000: Elizabeth Cromley (Northeastern University).

8. English Townscape as Cultural and Symbolic Capital: Andrew Law (University of Newcastle).

Bibliography.

Index

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Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of Architecture, Landscape and Liberty: Richard Payne Knight and the Picturesque (1997), What is Architecture? (2002), and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002).
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  • Brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment.
  • Presents crucial "moments" in the history of the field when the architecture of the past is made to respond to new and changing cultural circumstances.
  • Provides a view of architectural history as a part of a continuing dialogue between aesthetic criteria and social and cultural imperatives.
  • Part of the New Interventions in Art History Series, which is published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.
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"This collection of stimulating essays delights in the variety and diversity of modern architecture through differing processes of story telling and the analysis of facts. This is a book for the reader able to embrace plurality. Those who seek a singular vision will need to look elsewhere." Robert Tavernor, University of Bath <!--end-->


"Wide-ranging and original, this collection offers fresh new perspectives on architecture and its histories within the expanded arena of cultural studies. It suggests the many roles that buildings can play in the conscious and unconscious lives of human beings." Alice Friedman, Wellesley College

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