The future of architecture, since 1889 / Jean-Louis Cohen.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press Limited, 2016Copyright date: ©2011Description: 527 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780714873190; 0714873195.Subject(s): Architecture, Modern -- 20th century | Architecture -- ForecastingDDC classification: 724/.5
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The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback
Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : Architecture's expanded field -- Sheds to rails: the dominion of steel -- The search for modern form -- Domestic innovation and tectonic expression -- American rediscovered, tall and wide -- The challenge of the metropolis -- New production, new aesthetic -- In search of a language: from classicism to Cubism -- The Great War and its side effects -- Expressionism in Weimar Germany and the Netherlands -- Return to order in Paris -- Dada, De Stijl, and Mies: from subversiveness to elementarism -- Architectural education in turmoil -- Architecture and revolution in Russia -- The architecture of social reform -- Internationalization, its networks and spectacles -- Futurism and Rationalism in Fascist Italy -- The spectrum of classicisms and traditionalisms -- North American modernities -- Functionalism and machine aesthetics -- Modern languages conquer the world -- Colonial experiences and new nationalism -- Architecture of a total war -- Tabula rasa to horror vacui: reconstruction and renaissance -- The fatal crisis of the Modern Movement, and the alternatives -- Le Corbusier reinvented and reinterpreted -- The shape of American hegemony -- Repression and diffusion of modernism -- Toward new utopias -- Between elitism and populism: alternative architecture -- After 1968: architecture for the city -- The postmodern season -- From regionalism to critical internationalism -- The neo-futurist optimism of high tech -- Architecture's outer boundaries -- Vanishing points.