European Architecture 1750 1890

European Architecture  1750 1890
Author: Barry Bergdoll
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0192842226
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Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

it has an unrivalled consistency of argument... this book makes a substantial contribution to present knowledge and provides a clear window on the one art form you cannot ignore.

Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture 1750 1950

Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture  1750 1950
Author: Peter Collins
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0773517758
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture revolutionized the understanding of modernism in architecture, pushing back the sense of its origin from the early twentieth century to the 1750s and thus placing architectural thought within the a broader context of Western intellectual history. This new edition of Peter Collins's ground-breaking study includes all seventy-two illustrations of the hard cover original edition, which has been out of print since 1967, and restores the large format.

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780191592645
Available:
Release: 2002-04-25
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

Architecture of the Nineteenth Century in Europe

Architecture of the Nineteenth Century in Europe
Author: Claude Mignot
Pages: 322
ISBN: MINN:31951P00060638U
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Release: 1984
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

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Renaissance Architecture

Renaissance Architecture
Author: Christy Anderson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780191625268
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Release: 2013-02-28
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Renaissance was a diverse phenomenon, marked by innovation and economic expansion, the rise of powerful rulers, religious reforms, and social change. Encompassing the entire continent, Renaissance Architecture examines the rich variety of buildings that emerged during these seminal centuries of European history. Although marked by the rise of powerful individuals, both patrons and architects, the Renaissance was equally a time of growing group identities and communities - and architecture provided the public face to these new identities . Religious reforms in northern Europe, spurred on by Martin Luther, rejected traditional church function and decoration, and proposed new models. Political ambitions required new buildings to satisfy court rituals. Territory, nature, and art intersected to shape new landscapes and building types. Classicism came to be the international language of an educated architect and an ambitious patron, drawing on the legacy of ancient Rome. Yet the richness of the medieval tradition continued to be used throughout Europe, often alongside classical buildings. Examining each of these areas by turn, this book offers a broad cultural history of the period as well as a completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture. The work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio is examined alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. Drawing on the latest research, it also covers more recent areas of interest such as the story of women as patrons and the emotional effect of Renaissance buildings, as well as the impact of architectural publications and travel on the emerging new architectural culture across Europe. As such, it provides a compelling introduction to the subject for all those interested in the history of architecture, society, and culture in the Renaissance, and European culture in general.

Architecture and Design in Europe and America

Architecture and Design in Europe and America
Author: Dr. Abigail Harrison-Moore,Dorothy C. Rowe
Pages: 540
ISBN: 1405115300
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Release: 2006-04-07
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750-2000 is an unprecedented teaching anthology that surveys the history of European and American architecture and design using both historical and contemporary sources. Brings together the best scholarship on the subject, creating a new canon for teaching purposes by introducing a thematic approach. Covers three major periods, from 1750-1830, from 1830-1910, and from 1910-2000, with substantial introductions by the editors. Pairs primary documents with well-known historiographical essays - along with some key but under-represented works.

Early Medieval Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture
Author: R. A. Stalley,Professor of the History of Art Roger Stalley,Roger (Professor of the History of Art Stalley, Professor of the History of Art Trinity College Dublin)
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0192842234
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Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on new work published over the past twenty years, the author offers a history of building in Western Europe from 300 to 1200. Medieval castles, church spires, and monastic cloisters are just some of the areas covered.

Bauhaus 1919 1933

Bauhaus 1919 1933
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Leah Dickerman
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0870707582
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about modern art. Bauhaus 1919-1933, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition at MoMA, is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject by MoMA since 1938 and offers a new generational perspective on the 20th century's most influential experiment in artistic education. It brings together works in a broad range of mediums, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and costume design, and painting and sculpture - many of which have rarely if ever been seen outside of Germany. Featuring about 400 colour plates and a rich range of documentary images, this publication includes two overarching images by the exhibition's curators, Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, concise interpretive essays on key objects by over twenty leading scholars, and an illustrated, narrative chronology.

Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Pages: 431
ISBN: UCSD:31822008092348
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Release: 1987
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins. Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value.For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture.Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as "immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence", this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.

Architecture Since 1400

Architecture Since 1400
Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Pages: 513
ISBN: 0816673969
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lavishly illustrated, Architecture since 1400 presents key moments and innovations in architectural modernity around the globe. Making clear that visionary architecture has never been the exclusive domain of the West and recognizing the diversity of those responsible for commissioning, designing, and constructing buildings, this book provides a sweeping, cross-cultural history of the built environment over six centuries.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Professor of Art History Barry Bergdoll,Karl Friedrich Schinkel,Rizzoli
Pages: 240
ISBN: UOM:39015032957659
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Release: 1994
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The great German neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) is one of the pivotal figures in architectural history; his public buildings, palaces, luxurious interiors, and opera sets remain an important influence on architecture today. Schinkel produced almost all of his most famous works -- in effect, creating prototypes for nineteenth century public architecture -- during his 1815-41 tenure at the Prussian state architectural service. During this period, often referred to as the Schinkelzeit in his honor, the monarchy under King Friedrich Wilhelm III and enlightened state administrators came together to form a grand and powerful new Prussia. This first monograph in English gives a long-awaited appraisal of Schinkel as he forged a new syntax of architecture and a new definition of the architect's place in society"-- Front flap.

Structure As Architecture

Structure As Architecture
Author: Andrew Charleson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781136361395
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Release: 2006-08-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

Sex and Buildings

Sex and Buildings
Author: Richard J. Williams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781780231419
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Release: 2013-07-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Massive modern skyscrapers, obelisks, towers—all are structures that, thanks to their phallic shape, are often associated with sex. But other buildings are more subtly connected, as they provide the frameworks for our sexual lives and act as reminders of our sexual memories. This relationship between sex and buildings mattered more than ever in the United States and Europe during the turbulent twentieth century, when a culture of unprecedented sexual frankness and tolerance emerged and came to dominate many aspects of public life. Part architectural history, part cultural history, and part travelogue, Sex and Buildings explores how progressive sexual attitudes manifest themselves in architecture, asking what progressive sexuality might look like architecturally and exploring the successes and failures of buildings' attempts to reflect it. In search of structures that reflect the sexual mores of their inhabitants, Richard J. Williams visits modernist buildings in Southern California, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, the Playboy Mansion in Chicago, the Seagram in New York, communes from the 1960s, and more. A fascinating and often funny look at a period of extraordinary social change coupled with aesthetic invention, Sex and Buildings will change the way we look at the buildings around us.

After Modern Art 1945 2000

After Modern Art 1945 2000
Author: David Hopkins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780191037092
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Release: 2000-09-14
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and the art of the nineties.

Art in Europe 1700 1830

Art in Europe  1700 1830
Author: Matthew Craske
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0192842463
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Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses eighteenth and nineteenth century European art

Architecture in the Age of Reason

Architecture in the Age of Reason
Author: Emil Kaufmann
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0486219283
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Release: 1955
Editor: New York : Dover Publications
Language: en

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Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Jonathan Massey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 3037785195
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Release: 2018
Editor: Lars Muller Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A collection of essays by a group of scholars, which examine Breuer's approach and way of working, his strategies and his signature buildings. These essays draw on an abundance of newly available documents held in the Breuer Archive at Syracuse University, which are now accessible online."--Site web de l'éditeur.

Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory
Author: Korydon Smith
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781136190292
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Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.

After Modern Art

After Modern Art
Author: David Hopkins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199218455
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Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.

Fragments

Fragments
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Werner Oechslin
Pages: 391
ISBN: 0500342148
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In twenty-one essays ranging from the practices of the mid-eighteenth century to the contemporary work of Frank Gehry, this volume explores the architectural effects and the philosophical implications of fragmentation in architecture. The contributors include: Barry Bergdoll, Werner Oechslin, Peter Carl, Dalibor Vesely, Philippe Duboy, and more.