Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture

Modernity and the Classical Tradition: Architectural Essen/s 1980-198 7. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989. Cuff, Dana. Architecture. The Story ofPractice. MIT Press, 1991. Curtis, William J. R. Modern Architecture since 1900. 2d ed.

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136640568

Category: Architecture

Page: 450

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Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.

Architectural Excursions

About the Authors DONALD LANGMEAD is Professor of Architectural History at the University of South Australia . His previous books concerning modern architecture include Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture ( Greenwood , 1997 ) ...

Author: Donald Langmead

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305676

Category: Architecture

Page: 276

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A study presenting new material about Frank Lloyd Wright's influential role in the development of modern architecture in Holland and Europe in the 1920s.

Makers of Modern Architecture Volume II

One reviewof the Spanish-language edition of Makersof Modern Architecture was titled “Los machos alfa de laarquitectura del sigloXX” (The Alpha Machos of Twentieth-Century Architecture),a fairly accurate characterization of the ...

Author: Martin Filler

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590177013

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in our own time, Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatrava. Now, in Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, Filler continues his investigations into the building art, beginning with the historical eclecticism of McKim, Mead, and White, best remembered today for New York City’s demolished Pennsylvania Station. He surveys the seemingly inexhaustible flow of new books about Wright and Le Corbusier, and continues his commentaries on Piano’s museum buildings with an essay focused on the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles. There are less well known subjects here too, from the Frankfurt urban planner Ernst May to Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome. Filler judges Edward Durell Stone—the architect of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, the Huntington Hartford Museum in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington—to have been “a middling product of his times,” however personally interesting he may have been. And he looks back at James Stirling, who in the 1970s and 1980s was “a veritable rock star of the profession,” responsible for what Filler considers some of the very few worthwhile postmodernist buildings. The essays collected here are not entirely historical, however. Filler also focuses on some of the most recent projects to have attracted critical and popular attention both in the United States and abroad, including Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building in Beijing and Bernard Tschumi’s Acropolis Museum in Athens. He argues that Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa’s New Museum in New York City is “one of those rare, clarifying works of architecture that makes most recent buildings of the same sort look suddenly ridiculous.” He calls Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s brilliant reimagining of the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia “a latter-day miracle...a virtually unimprovable setting” for its art. He finds Michael Arad’s September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero “a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece.” And he argues that Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and their work revitalizing the High Line and Lincoln Center in New York make them today’s “shrewdest yet most sympathetic enhancers of the American metropolis.” Filler remains, in these nineteen essays, a shrewd observer of the pressures on architects and their projects—money, politics, social expectations, even the weight of their own reputations. But his focus is always on the buildings themselves, on their sincerity and directness, on their form and their function, on their capacity to bring delight to the human landscape.

Makers of Modern Architecture Volume III

Importantly, Radburn was predicated on the radical belief of the nineteenth-century political economist Henry George that “we must make land common property.” Thus, although Radburn's homeowners hold title to their dwellings, ...

Author: Martin Filler

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681373034

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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An invaluable guide to lives and work of Frank Gehry, Atoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Maya Lin, and other important figures of 20th and 21st century architecture. Martin Filler's "contribution to both architecture criticism and general readers' understanding is invaluable," according to Publishers Weekly. This latest installment in his acclaimed Makers of Modern Architecture series again demonstrates his unparalleled skill in explaining the revolutionary changes that have reshaped the built environment over the past century and a half. These studies of more than two dozen master builders--women and men, celebrated and obscure, idealists and opportunists--range from the environmental pioneer Frederick Law Olmsted and the mystical eccentric Antoni Gaudí to the present-day visionaries Frank Gehry and Maya Lin. Filler's broad knowledge embraces everything from the glittering Viennese luxury of Josef Hoffmann to the heavy-duty construction of the New Brutalists, from the low-cost postwar suburbs of the Levitt Brothers to today's super-tall condo towers on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row. Sometimes the interplay of social and political forces leads to dark results, as with Hitler's favorite architect, Albert Speer, and interior designer, Gerdy Troost. More often, though, heroic figures including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, and Lina Bo Bardi offer uplifting inspiration for the future of the one art form we all live with--and in--every day.

The 1960s

... Johnson and Donald Lang- mead , Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture : A Bio - Critical Sourcebook ( West- port , CT : Greenwood , 1997 ) , 169 . 2. Robert Venturi , Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture , 2nd ed .

Author: Edward J. Rielly

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312613

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Explores the decade of the 1960s and its pop culture, artistic and musical movements, and political issues including the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Modern Architecture and Other Essays

... and Twentieth- Century Style " ; see chap . 6 ) , in which Kahn's work was viewed as opening the next phase in the history of modern architecture . That same year Scully published the first book on Kahn , in Braziller's Makers of ...

Author: Vincent Joseph Scully

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691074429

Category: Architecture

Page: 406

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Vincent Scully has shaped not only how we view the evolution of architecture in the twentieth century but also the course of that evolution itself. Combining the modes of historian and critic in unique and compelling ways--with an audience that reaches from students and scholars to professional architects and ardent amateurs--Scully has profoundly influenced the way architecture is thought about and made. This extensively illustrated and elegantly designed volume distills Scully's incalculable contribution. Neil Levine, a former student of Scully's, selects twenty essays that reveal the breadth and depth of Scully's work from the 1950s through the 1990s. The pieces are included for their singular contribution to our understanding of modern architecture as well as their relative unavailability to current readers. Levine offers a perceptive overview of Scully's distinguished career and introduces each essay, skillfully setting the scholarly and cultural scene. The selections address almost all of modern architecture's major themes and together go a long way toward defining what constitutes the contemporary experience of architecture and urbanism. Each is characteristically Scully--provocative, yet precise in detail and observation, written with passionate clarity. They document Scully's seminal views on the relationship between the natural and the built environment and trace his progressively intense concern with the fabric of the street and of our communities. The essays also highlight Scully's engagement with the careers of so many of the twentieth century's most significant architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn to Robert Venturi. In the tradition of great intellectual biographies, this finely made book chronicles our most influential architectural historian and critic. It is a gift to architecture and its history.

Heritage Architecture Studies

The main risk is the limited understanding of integrity and authenticity concepts by decision-makers and planners. ... 1 INTRODUCTION By the end of the 20th century, modern architecture has been accepted as a significant component of ...

Author: V. Echarri

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784662738

Category: Architecture

Page: 387

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Studies, repairs and maintenance of heritage architecture are becoming increasingly important in modern society. The rapid growth recently experienced in many regions of the world has added a particular urgency to the need to preserve our built cultural heritage. This requires the collaboration of different parties including not only architects, engineers and scientists but also artists, socio-economic professionals and all other stakeholders to ensure the effective integration of the rehabilitated buildings within the community. Comprising specially selected papers, this book address a series of topics related to the historical aspects and reuse of heritage architecture, as well as technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings. Restoration processes require the appropriate characterisation of materials, the modes of construction and the structural behaviour of the building. Modern computer simulation can provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability. Equally important are studies related to their dynamic and earthquake behaviour, aiming to provide an assessment of the seismic vulnerability of heritage buildings. Of particular interest is the need for Heritage Building rehabilitation to conform to energy consumption reduction goals framed within climate change initiatives. It is necessary to encourage actions to improve energy efficiency, harmonised with both appropriate amounts of investment and transnational commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

WILLEM MARINUS DUDOK A DUTCH MODERNIST

The first English-language bibliography on this Dutch architect, who had substantial international influence in the 1930s and 1940s.

Author: Donald Langmead

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015037481317

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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The first English-language bibliography on this Dutch architect, who had substantial international influence in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Writers Directory

Career : C.V. Rueger and Associates ( architects ) , drafter , 1956 , 1958 ; Bassetti & Morse ( architects ) , designer and drafter ... 1990 ; ( with D. Langmead ) Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture , 1997 ; ( with D. Langmead ) ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037943222

Category: Authors, American

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