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Italy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 335

Italy

Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was still primarily rural into a modern industrial state, and throughout the twentieth century, architects in Italy have attempted to define the role of architecture within a capitalist economy and under diverse political systems. In Italy: Modern Architectures in History, Diane Yvonne Ghirardo addresses these and other issues in her analysis of the last c...

Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-05-14
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  • Publisher: Unknown

An essential new look at the Italian architect, writer, and designer whose work paved the way for the postmodern movement

Fletcher Benton
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

Fletcher Benton

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1975*
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Architecture After Modernism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Architecture After Modernism

Since the Modern Movement began to be challenged in the late 1960s, architecture has followed a number of widely divergent paths. In this thoughtful and eloquent book, Diane Ghirardo examines the architectural world of the last quarter-century and its theories in the crucial context of social and political issues. Within a survey of a broad range of buildings, she focuses on specific 'megaprojects' as paradigms for discussion. In the realm of public space, she argues, the key questions are raised by the Disney empire and its amusement parks; in domestic space, by the IBA in Berlin, with projects ranging from new structures to rehabilitation and residents' self-build. When it comes to reconfiguring the urban sphere, the megaproject is London's Docklands, the most ambitious and politically sensitive development in postwar Britain. Her text ranges world-wide, and she considers the work of lesser-known designers and women architects as well as famous international stars.

Mark Mack
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 183

Mark Mack

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Architecture and the State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1176

Architecture and the State

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Reconstructing Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 329

Reconstructing Architecture

Reconstructing Architecture was first published in 1996. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. To create architecture is an inherently political act, yet its nature as a social practice is often obscured beneath layers of wealth and privilege. The contributors to this volume question architecture's complicity with the status quo, moving beyond critique to outline the part architects are playing in building radical social movements and challenging dominant forms of power. The making of architecture is instrumental in the construction of our i...

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

The third volume in the University of California Humanities Research Institute Series, this book brings together prominent literary theorists and architects to offer a variety of perspectives on the relation between postmodernism and architecture. The contributors include such luminaries from the forefront of literary studies as J. Hillis Miller, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Francois Lyotard; the architects Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Robert Stern offer their perspectives on the critical role of architecture and contemporary culture. The high caliber of the discourse and the variety of approaches included will draw a scholarly audience from a wide range of disciplines.

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics for today s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternative designs? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account a project s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about what ought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requires more than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. It demands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at the heart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete, broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, it examines basic et...

(IN)formal L.A.
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 140

(IN)formal L.A.

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-01
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  • Publisher: eVolo Press

Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles’ primal sources of creation – land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal L.A. explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects an...