Unmodern architecture: contemporary traditionalism in the Netherlands

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NAi Publishers, 2004 - Architecture - 144 pages
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In the Netherlands, for decades a bastion of modernism, neomodernism and supermodernism, a contemporary traditionalism has been causing a stir since the 1990s. Traditionalists draw from the past and prefer means that have already proved their worth. Contemporary traditionalism, stripped of all populistic and moralistic arguments for and against, is analysed from different angles, including an international and historical perspective

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Hans Ibelings is an art historian, an architecture critic, and the author of numerous works, including Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization (1998, 2003). He is also the editor of the international architecture magazine A10 new European architecture.

Philipp Meuser is a Dipl-Ing. Architekt BDA and the author of various works, including Moderne Architektur in Kasachstan, Kirgistan und Usbekistan. He runs an architecture firm in Berlin with Natascha Meuser.

Harald Bodenschatz is professor of the sociology of planning and architecture at the Technische UniversitAt in Berlin and the author of various works, including Stadterneuerung im Umbruch a" Barcelona, Bologna, Frankfurt am Main, Glasgow, Hamburg, KAln, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, MA1/4nchen, NA1/4rnberg, Paris, Rostock, Rotterdam, Wien und Berlin (1994) and Renaissance der Mitte. Zentrumsumbau in London und Berlin (2005).

Rob Krier and Christoph Kohl pursue an approach to town planning oriented around traditional architecture.

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