Das Englische Haus: Entwicklung

Das Englische Haus: Entwicklung

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  • Author: Hermann Muthesius
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  • Category : Architecture, Domestic
  • Languages : de
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Das Englische Haus: Der Innenraum

Das Englische Haus: Der Innenraum

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  • Author: Hermann Muthesius
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  • Category : Architecture, Domestic
  • Languages : de
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Before the Bauhaus

Before the Bauhaus

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  • Author: John V. Maciuika
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521790048
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 386

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History of Architectural Theory

History of Architectural Theory

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  • Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 9781568980102
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 706

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.


Style-Architecture and Building-Art

Style-Architecture and Building-Art

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  • Author: Hermann Muthesius
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892362820
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 208

Style-Architecture and Building-Art is Hermann Muthesius’s classic criticism of nineteenth century architecture. Now published for the first time in English, this pivotal text represents the first serious effort by Muthesius to define the elements of early modernist architecture according to notions of realism and simplicity. Although Muthesius is known best in Anglo-American architectural literature for his studies of the English house, his scholarship constituted a wide-ranging modernist polemic emanating from the German realist movement of the late 1890s. Notions that were introduced in Style-Architecture and Building-Art became common in later modernist historiography: disdain for the nineteenth century’s artistic eclecticism and lack of originality; appreciation of the material and industrial aspects of building technology, and, above all, a simpler approach to design. Muthesius' critique of stylistic architecture is not only linked to the development of the Deutsche Werkbund movement, but also can be viewed more broadly as a cornerstone of the modern movement. In his introduction, Standford Anderson situates Muthesius and his work in turn-of-the-century architectural discourse and analyzes his vision of a new form of architecture. Anderson also discusses the rationale underlying the call for cultural renewal, the role of English architectural models in Muthesius’s thought, critical differences between the first and second editions of Style-Architecture and Building-Art, the influence of the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau movements on Muthesius and, in turn, the influence of Muthesius on the Deutsche Werkbund movement.


Das Englische Haus: Anlage und Aufbau

Das Englische Haus: Anlage und Aufbau

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  • Author: Hermann Muthesius
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  • Languages : de
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Josef Frank

Josef Frank

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  • Author: Christopher Long
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226492667
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

Architect, designer, and theorist Josef Frank (1885-1967) was known throughout Europe in the 1920s as one of the continent's leading modernists. Yet despite his important contributions to the development of modernism, Frank has been largely excluded from histories of the movement. Josef Frank: Life and Work is the first study that comprehensively explores the life, ideas, and designs of this complex and controversial figure. Educated in Vienna just after the turn of the century, Frank became the leader of the younger generation of architects in Austria after the First World War. But Frank fell from grace when he emerged as a forceful critic of the extremes of modern architecture and design during the early 1930s. Dismissing the demands for a unified modern style, Frank insisted that it was pluralism, not uniformity, that most characterized life in the new machine age. He called instead for a more humane modernism, one that responded to people's everyday needs and left room for sentimentality and historical influences. He was able to put these ideas into practice when, in 1933, he was forced to leave Vienna for Sweden. There his work came to define Swedish (or Scandinavian) modern design. For more than thirty years he was the chief designer for the Stockholm furnishings firm Svenskt Tenn, producing colorful, cozy, and eclectic designs that provided a refreshing alternative to the architectural mainstream of the day and presaged the coming revolt against modernism in the 1960s. In this sensitive study of one of the twentieth century's seminal architects and thinkers, Christopher Long offers new insight into Josef Frank's work and ideas and provides an important contribution to the understanding of modernist culture and its history.


Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean

Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean

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  • Author: Jean-Francois Lejeune
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135250278
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 320

Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternative history of the modern architecture and urbanism of a critical period in the twentieth century.


Making Dystopia

Making Dystopia

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  • Author: James Stevens Curl
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191068152
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 592

In Making Dystopia, distinguished architectural historian James Stevens Curl tells the story of the advent of architectural Modernism in the aftermath of the First World War, its protagonists, and its astonishing, almost global acceptance after 1945. He argues forcefully that the triumph of architectural Modernism in the second half of the twentieth century led to massive destruction, the creation of alien urban landscapes, and a huge waste of resources. Moreover, the coming of Modernism was not an inevitable, seamless evolution, as many have insisted, but a massive, unparalled disruption that demanded a clean slate and the elimination of all ornament, decoration, and choice. Tracing the effects of the Modernist revolution in architecture to the present, Stevens Curl argues that, with each passing year, so-called 'iconic' architecture by supposed 'star' architects has become more and more bizarre, unsettling, and expensive, ignoring established contexts and proving to be stratospherically remote from the aspirations and needs of humanity. In the elite world of contemporary architecture, form increasingly follows finance, and in a society in which the 'haves' have more and more, and the 'have-nots' are ever more marginalized, he warns that contemporary architecture continues to stack up huge potential problems for the future, as housing costs spiral out of control, resources are squandered on architectural bling, and society fractures. This courageous, passionate, deeply researched, and profoundly argued book should be read by everyone concerned with what is around us. Its combative critique of the entire Modernist architectural project and its apologists will be highly controversial to many. But it contains salutary warnings that we ignore at our peril. And it asks awkward questions to which answers are long overdue.


J. R. Davidson

J. R. Davidson

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  • Author: Lilian Pfaff
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3035619379
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 268

Julius Ralph Davidson is widely known as the architect of Thomas Mann’s house. Born 1889 in Berlin, Davidson left Germany in 1923 and emigrated to the USA. In Los Angeles, he designed some 150 projects, among them three houses for the experimental Case Study House Program. This long overdue publication is a comprehensive documentation of Davidson’s life and work, highlighting J.R.’s contribution to modernism in California in the 1930s and 1940s.