Modern Architecture Through Case Studies
Peter Blundell Jones details the inadequacy of the first histories of the Modern Movement by revealing the existence of suppressed alternative traditions within the movement and shows their great diversity through the use of case studies. Each case is analysed in detail then used as a springboard to explore different theoretical approaches.
Case studies are shown to be the most effective way to explore this diversity and to get closer to the buildings discussed. Blundell Jones uses the Weissenhof as a general comparative study that is followed by single examples by chosen architects, each taking a particular set of themes.
* Reappraise the modern movement with this informative, scholarly and insightful text
* Learn a new approach to the debates surrounding modern architecture and theory
* Case studies illustrate the theory in a clear and accessible style
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Case Studies Chapter 1 The Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart 10
Hugo Haring Garkau Farm near Lubeck
Walter Gropius The Bauhaus Dessau
Jan Duiker Zonnestraal Sanatorium Hilversum
Bruno Taut Onkel Tom Housing BerlinZehlendorf
Erich Mendelsohn Schocken Store Stuttgart
Erik Gunnar Asplund Lawcourts Extension Gothenburg
Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House Alabama
Hans Scharoun National Theatre Project Mannheim
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Sigurd Lewerentz St Peters Church Klippan
Louis Kahn Kimbell Museum Fort Worth
Aalto aesthetic Akademie der Kunste architects architecture Asplund asymmetrical axis Bauhaus bedroom Berlin block Blundell Jones brick Bruno Taut building built Casa del Fascio ceiling central centre Chapter classical clerestory colour columns complete concrete construction contrast Corbusier Corbusier's corner court curved doors Duiker Einstein Tower entrance Erich Mendelsohn example facade flat floor plan frame Frank Lloyd Wright front functional gallery garden geometry glass glazed grid Gropius Gropius's ground floor hall Hannes Meyer Hans Scharoun Haring's Hugo Haring Kahn kitchen lbid Le Corbusier Lewerentz living room main stair Mannheim Mendelsohn metres Mies Mies's modern modernist Modulor National Romanticism Nervi opposite Pavilion photographs roof Rosenbaum House Scharoun showing side space spatial square Stockholm street structure Taut's terrace Terragni theatre tower vault Viipuri Viipuri library Villa Villa Savoye wall Weissenhof Zonnestraal