Architectures: Modernism and After

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Andrew Ballantyne
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Architecture - 272 pages
Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment.

  • Brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment.
  • Presents crucial "moments" in the history of the field when the architecture of the past is made to respond to new and changing cultural circumstances.
  • Provides a view of architectural history as a part of a continuing dialogue between aesthetic criteria and social and cultural imperatives.
  • Part of the New Interventions in Art History Series, which is published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.
 

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Contents

Architectures in the Plural
1
1 An Avantgarde Academy
33
2 Aalto and the Tutelary Goddesses
57
Ayn Rand s Architect
88
4 Steps Toward a Sustainable Architecture
101
5 Gordon MattaClark s Building Dissections
118
6 Territoriality and Identity at RAF Menwith Hill
142
7 Domestic Space Transformed1850 2000
163
8 English Townscape as Cultural and Symbolic Capital
202
Bibliography
227
Index
240
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About the author (2008)

Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of Architecture, Landscape and Liberty: Richard Payne Knight and the Picturesque (1997), What is Architecture? (2002), and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002).

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