Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

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Getty Publications, 2000 - Architecture - 367 pages
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The writings of graphic designer, prolific critic, and avant-garde partisan Karel Teige (1900-1951) represent one of the great forgotten legacies of modern artistic theory. Appearing now for the first time in English as Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia, Teige's original work is supplemented here by a selection of his other writings on art and architecture. An introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen vividly traces the diverse pursuits of this multifaceted figure.
 

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Contents

Introduction JeanLouis Cohen Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia
1
The End of the Century
59
A New Century A New Architecture
91
Jan Kotera and His Times
97
Adolf Loos
115
Cubism
141
The Advent of Constructivism
159
Toward a Theory of Constructivism
287
Three Essays
307
Toward a New Architecture
309
Ten Years of the Bauhaus
317
Constructivism and the Liquidation of Art
331
Translators Notes
341
Illustration Credits
342
Selected Bibliography
343
Index
351

Epilogue
301
Postscript
303

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Jean-Louis Cohen is director of the Institut Fran´┐Żaise d'Architecture, Paris, professor at the Universit´┐Ż de Paris-VIII, and Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Irena Murray is head of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art at McGill University, Montreal. David Britt has translated numerous books, including The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity by Aby Warburg.

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