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A new history of modern architecture : art nouveau, the beaux-arts, expressionism, modernism, constructivism, art deco, classicism, brutalism, postmodernism, neo-rationalism, high tech, deconstructivism, digital futures / Colin Davies.

Author/Creator:
Davies, Colin, 1929- author.
Publication:
London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
500 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
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Subjects:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Modern movement (Architecture).
Architecture, Modern.
Local subjects:
Modern movement (Architecture). (search)
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century. (search)
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century. (search)
Summary:
In this book, Colin Davies subjects the canonical architecture of the twentieth century to a thorough reassessment. Rather than repeating the standard wisdom, Davies questions the values and judgements that are so often the mainstay of architectural surveys, and in doing so asks: what is the importance of the style we know as Modernism.
Contents:
Art nouveau and Adolf Loos: 1881-1930
Houses: 1891-1911
National romanticism, the new tradition and the beaux-arts: 1893-1923
Steel and conrete: pioneers and visionaries: 1891-1923
Factories: 1902-1942
Expressionism: 1914-1941
Dutch modernism: 1915-1931
German modernism: 1919-1933
Le Corbusier part 1: 1906-1932
Mies van der Rohe in Germany: 1907-1938
Russian constructivism: 1917-1936
Wright, Schindler and Neutra: 1911-1938
Art deco and the skyscraper: 1925-1939
Modern classicism: 1923-1942
Modernism in the USA: 1932-1972
Domes, shells and tents: 1952-1973
Le Corbusier part 2: 1932-1965
Alvar Aalto and Hans Scharoun: 1924-1971
Mass housing: 1949-1968
Latin american modernism: 1932-1982
Brutalism: 1954-1977
Louis Kahn
monumental modernism: 1953-1982
'Non-western' influences: 1937-1991
Postmodernism: 1964-1990
Neo-rationalism: 1967-1991
High tech: 1967-1991
Japan: 1945-2000
Deconstructivism: 1982-1995
Rem Koolhaas and OMA: 1991-2004
'The architecture of the well-tempered environment' revisited: 1973-2007
'Context' and 'materiality': 1963-2012
Digital futures: 1994-2012
China: 1911-2012.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-484) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Martin and Margy Meyerson Endowment Fund for the Built Environment.
Contributor:
Martin and Margy Meyerson Endowment Fund for the Built Environment.
ISBN:
1786270560
9781786270566
9781786270573
1786270579
OCLC:
968290430