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Architecture and Design in Europe and America: 1750 - 2000

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1530-8
540 pages
April 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750-2000 is an unprecedented teaching anthology that surveys the history of European and American architecture and design using both historical and contemporary sources.

  • Brings together the best scholarship on the subject, creating a new canon for teaching purposes by introducing a thematic approach.
  • Covers three major periods, from 1750-1830, from 1830-1910, and from 1910-2000, with substantial introductions by the editors.
  • Pairs primary documents with well-known historiographical essays - along with some key but under-represented works.
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Acknowledgements.

List of illustrations.

Introduction: Dorothy C. Rowe and Abigail Harrison Moore.

i. The Architectural Plates from L’Encylopédie.

Denis Diderot (ed.) (1751-1780).

ii. ‘The Plates of the Encyclopedia’ (1964).

Roland Barthes.

iii. Introduction’ from The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969).

Michel Foucault.

Part I: Knowledge, Taste and Sublimity, c.1750-1830.

Introduction: Abigail Harrison Moore.

1. Palladian Permeation: The Villa: John Summerson.

2. The Country House: Form, Function and Meaning: Dana Arnold.

3. Plans and elevations for the villa of Lord Mansfield at Kenwood (illustration): Robert and James Adam.

4. Lectures on Architecture: Sir John Soane.

5. Extracts from A Description of the Villa: Horace Walpole.

6. Thomas Jefferson: James Ackerman.

7. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful: Edmund Burke.

8. On Architecture and Buildings: Uvedale Price.

9. An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste: Richard Payne Knight.

10. Introduction: Iconography and Landscape: Stephen Daniels and Denis Cosgrove.

11. The Plates and Elevations of John Nash: John Summerson.

12. Architecture, Essay on Art: Etienne-Louis Boullée.

13. The Sphere: Reading a gender Metaphor in the architecture of modern cults of identity: Suzanne von Falkenhausen.

14. Karl Friedrich Schinkel: David Watkin and Tilman Mellinghoff.

15. Reading Architectural Herstories, The Disourses of Gender: Dana Arnold.

Part II: Urbanism, Reform and Revival c.1830-1910.

Introduction: Abigail Harrison Moore and Dorothy C. Rowe.

16. From Contrasts.

The City in 1440 and The City in 1840 (illustration).

17. An Apology for a work entitled Contrasts: A.W.N. Pugin.

18. Lecture X: Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.

19. Science, Industry, and Art: Gottfried Semper.

20. The Age of Gothic: John Ruskin.

21. The Revival of Architecture: William Morris.

22. G, Some Recent Designs by Mr. Voysey.

23. Style: Louis Sullivan.

24. Ornament in Architecture: Louis Sullivan.

25. The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered: Louis Sullivan.

26. Plasticity: Frank Lloyd Wright.

27. The Nature of Materials: Frank Lloyd Wright.

28. Fire Proof House: Mary Lucy Mahony Griffin.

29. Women Architects: Lynne Walker.

30. The programmes of the architectural section of the École des Beaux-Arts, 1819-1914: Annie Jacques.

31. Adler and Sullivan at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago: Zeynep Çelik.

32. Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns: Frederick Law Olmsted.

33. Chapter 6 Paris as the Hub of French Industrialisation: Building a European Capital Under the Second Empire 1852-70: Anthony Sutcliffe.

34. Introduction and Chapter I: The Town-Country Magnet: Ebenezer Howard.

35. Chapter VIII: The Meager and Unimaginative Character of Modern City Plans and Chapter IX ‘Modern Systems: Camillo Sitte.

36. Construction: Otto Wagner.

Part III: Architecture For Tomorrow c.1910-2000.

Introduction: Dorothy C. Rowe.

37. “Ornament and Crime” and “Architecture”: Adolf Loos.

38. Manifesto of Futurist Architecture: Antonio Sant’Elia.

39. The Turbine Hall of the AEG: Peter Behrens.

40. The State of German Architecture: Sigfried Giedion.

41. Programme of the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar: Walter Gropius.

42. Letter to the younger generation: Marianne Brandt.

43. Chapter IV: Space (architecture): László Moholy-Nagy.

44. “Where do we Stand” Lecture delivered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Marcel Breuer.

45. The Years in Berlin, 1919-1933 and extracts from chapter 2 Eric Mendelsohn.

46. Solved Problems: A Demand on Our Building Methods and Explanation of the Educational Program: Mies van der Rohe.

47. Report of the De Stijl Group at the International Artists’ Congress in Düsseldorf: Theo van Doesburg.

48. Towards a New Architecture: Le Corbusier.

49. Architecture in everything, City Planning in Everything: Le Corbusier.

50. On discovering Gaudi’s Architecture: Le Corbusier.

51. The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism: Beatriz Colomina.

52. Nine Points on Monumentality: José Luis Sert, Fernand Léger and Sigfried Giedion.

53. Monumentality: Louis I. Khan.

54. Reaffirmation of the Aims of CIAM.

55. Introduction – The Machine Age and Conclusion: Functionalism and technology: Reyner Banham.

56. The Death of Modern Architecture: Charles Jencks.

57. Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance: Kenneth Frampton.

58. The Pleasure of Architecture: Bernard Tschumi.

59. Scale and Span in a Global Digital World: Saskia Sassen.

Bibliography.

Index

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Abigail Harrison-Moore is Lecturer in the History of Art and Museum Studies in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. She is the author of Architecture: The Key Concepts (2006).


Dorothy C. Rowe is Senior Lecturer and Programme Convener of Art History at Roehampton University. She is the author of Representing Berlin: Sexuality and the City in Imperial and Weimar Germany (2003).

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  • Provides an overview of the history of European and American architecture and design, using both historical and contemporary sources.

  • Brings together the best scholarship on the subject, creating a new canon for teaching purposes by introducing a thematic approach.
  • Covers three major periods, from 1750-1830, from 1830-1910, and from 1910-2000, with substantial introductions by the editors.
  • Pairs primary documents with well-known historiographical essays, along with some key but under-represented works.
See More
“As the first post-structuralist anthology on modern architecture, this compendium embraces feminist, post-colonial, and other historiographical critiques. Its careful selection of primary and secondary sources encourages reflection on the ways architectural history has been constructed.” Nancy Stieber, University of Massachusetts Boston
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