Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present

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Peggy Deamer
Routledge, Jul 18, 2013 - Architecture - 264 pages

Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic issues. Told through case studies, the narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with 2011, with introductions by Editor Peggy Deamer to pull the main themes together so that you can see how other architects in different times and in different countries have dealt with similar economic conditions. By focussing on what previous architects experienced, you have the opportunity to avoid repeating the past.

With new essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Keller Easterling, Lauren Kogod, Robert Hewison, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Robin Schuldenfrei, Deborah Gans, Simon Sadler, Nathan Rich, and Micahel Sorkin.


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The firstChicagoschool and the ideology of the skyscraper
the German Werkbund
industrial capitalism financial crisis and
Le Corbusier and capitalism
DEBORAH GANS The varietiesof capitalist experience
RemKoolhaas and the 1990s
the extraordinary development
the architecture of late capitalism at
architecture without capitalism

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Peggy Deamer is a professor of architecture at Yale University, New Haven, USA.