Architectural Theory: Volume II - An Anthology from 1871 to 2005

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Harry Francis Mallgrave, Christina Contandriopoulos
Wiley, Aug 11, 2008 - Architecture - 656 pages
This second volume of the landmark Architectural Theory anthology surveys the development of architectural theory from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 until the end of the twentieth century. The entire two volume anthology follows the full range of architectural literature from classical times to present transformations.

  • An ambitious anthology bringing together over 300 classic and contemporary essays that survey the key developments and trends in architecture
  • Spans the period from 1871 to 2005, from John Ruskin and the arts and crafts movement in Great Britain through to the development of Lingang New City, and the creation of a metropolis in the East China sea
  • Organized thematically, featuring general and section introductions and headnotes to each essay written by a renowned expert on architectural theory
  • Places the work of ?starchitects? like Koolhaas, Eisenman, and Lyn alongside the work of prominent architectural critics, offering a balanced perspective on current debates
  • Includes many hard-to-find texts and works never previously translated into English
  • Alongside Volume I: An Anthology from Vitruvius to 1870, creates a stunning overview of architectural theory from early antiquity to the twenty-first century

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User Review  - pranogajec - LibraryThing

With 326 entries, this is a broad compendium of architectural thought of the past 140 years. Two problems: traditionalism is slighted, which is expected as it still seen as "anti-modern," and many (most?) of the entries are abridged much too much. Read full review


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Harry Francis Mallgrave is Associate Professor of History and Theory at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His 1996 book Gottfried Semper: Architect of the Nineteenth Century was awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award by the Society of Architectural Historians. He is also the author of Modern Architectural Theory 1673–1968 (2005) and the editor of Architectural Theory: Volume I: An Anthology From Vitruvius to 1870 (Blackwell, 2006).

Christina Contandriopoulos was trained as an architect at Université de Montréal (Canada) and practiced architecture in Montreal and Paris. She is currently completing her Ph.D Thesis at McGill University.

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