Franklin

Albert Kahn's industrial architecture : form follows performance / Thorsten Bürklin, Jürgen Reichardt (eds.).

Publication:
Basel : Birkhäuser, part of Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
261 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, plans ; 34 cm
Subjects:
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942.
Architecture, Industrial.
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942.
Architecture, Industrial.
Summary:
"Albert Kahn is probably the most important industrial architect of the 20th century. With his factory for the Ford T models, designed for mass production, he found himself at the beginning of modern industrial architecture. His industrial buildings inspired the architects of European Modernism. They were the examples by which the structural rationality of Kahn’s industrial developments became the guiding principle for the New Building movement up until today. The unrivalled monograph with its numerous photographs, plan layouts, site plans, and virtual 3D models comprehensively documents the buildings of Albert Kahn, which he was able to construct in a very short time due to his system-based working method – in the USA but also in the Soviet Union, Brazil, Sweden, France, China, Japan, and Australia"-- "Albert Kahn is probably the most important industrial architect of the 20th century. With his factory for the Ford T models, designed for mass production, he found himself at the beginning of modern industrial architecture. His industrial buildings inspired the architects of European Modernism. They were the examples by which the structural rationality of Kahn’s industrial developments became the guiding principle for the New Building movement up until today. The unrivalled monograph with its numerous photographs, plan layouts, site plans, and virtual 3D models comprehensively documents the buildings of Albert Kahn, which he was able to construct in a very short time due to his system-based working method – in the USA but also in the Soviet Union, Brazil, Sweden, France, China, Japan, and Australia"-- Provided by publisher.c Provided by publisher.
"Albert Kahn is probably the most important industrial architect of the 20th century. With his factory for the Ford T models, designed for mass production, he found himself at the beginning of modern industrial architecture. His industrial buildings inspired the architects of European Modernism. They were the examples by which the structural rationality of Kahn’s industrial developments became the guiding principle for the New Building movement up until today. The unrivalled monograph with its numerous photographs, plan layouts, site plans, and virtual 3D models comprehensively documents the buildings of Albert Kahn, which he was able to construct in a very short time due to his system-based working method – in the USA but also in the Soviet Union, Brazil, Sweden, France, China, Japan, and Australia"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Construction / Jürgen Reichardt
Nothingness / Thorsten Bürklin
Projects
Packard Forge Shop, Detroit, Michigan, 1910
Ford Motor Company Eagle Shipbuilding Plant (B Building), River Rouge, Detroit, Michigan, 1919
Ford Glass Plant, River Rouge, Michigan, 1922-23
Chrysler Half-ton Truck Plant, Export Building, Dodge Division, Warren, Detroit, Michigan, 1937-38
Chrysler Half-ton Truck Plant, Assembly Building, Mound Road, Detroit, Michigan, 1938
Glenn Martin Assembly Building, Middle River, Maryland, 1937
Chrysler Tank Arsenal, Warren Township, Michigan, 1940-42
Willow Run Bomber Plant, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1941
Transfer / Rudolf Fischer
After / Claire Zimmerman
Today : current photographs of Albert Kahn's industrial buildings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256).
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Bürklin, Thorsten, editor.
Reichardt, Jürgen, editor.
Contains:
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942. Works. Selections.
Other format:
German edition
ISBN:
9783035618099
3035618097
OCLC:
1103490482
Publisher Number:
9783035618099
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