Modern Architecture Through Case Studies

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 2002 - Architecture - 255 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgements
4
lntroduction
9
Case Studies Chapter 1 The Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart 10
45
Hugo Haring Garkau Farm near Lubeck
47
Walter Gropius The Bauhaus Dessau
61
Jan Duiker Zonnestraal Sanatorium Hilversum
73
Bruno Taut Onkel Tom Housing BerlinZehlendorf
85
Erich Mendelsohn Schocken Store Stuttgart
99
Erik Gunnar Asplund Lawcourts Extension Gothenburg
161
Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House Alabama
177
Hans Scharoun National Theatre Project Mannheim
189
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
203
Sigurd Lewerentz St Peters Church Klippan
215
Louis Kahn Kimbell Museum Fort Worth
229
Conclusion
241
Bibliography
246

Le Corbusier Villa Savoye Poissy
111
AlvarAalto Viipuri Library Karelia
123
Pier Luigi Nervi Aircraft Hangars Orvieto
137
Giuseppe Terragni Casa del Fascio Como
149
Sources of illustrations
250
lndex
253
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