The two way stretch: modernism, tradition, and innovation

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Academy Editions, Apr 11, 1996 - Architecture - 96 pages
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Robert Maxwell presents his friendly polemic which reacts against the set positions over defined by style and ideology such as hi-tech, classical revival and attempts to justify a more flexible mediatorial position that would not simply be compromise. The discussion covers the alternative approaches of abstraction which brings a kind of personal freedom and representation which carries a social duty, and therefore deals with the potentially conflicting demands of personal expression and the contextual forces in the environment.

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Contents

The Dialectic of Positions
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The Lure of Technology
1897
Reanimating the
1918
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Robert Maxwell is an architectural critic and educator. Previously Dean of Princeton, he is now resident in the UK.

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