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The art-architecture complex

Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. While architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzog and de Meuron draw on art to reanimate design, architecture has inspired fundamental transformations in painting, sculpture and film, which are also explored here. The book includes an extensive conversation with Richard
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foster, Hal.
Art-architecture complex
(DLC) 2011275133
(OCoLC)668194667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Foster
ISBN: 9781781682302 1781682305
OCLC Number: 859531461
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 302 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Image-building ----
Part I. Global styles : Pop civics ; Crystal palaces ; Light modernity ----
Part II. Architecture vis-à-vis art : Neo-avant-garde gestures ; Postmodernist machines ; Minimalist museums ----
Part III. Mediums after minimalism : Sculpture remade ; Film stripped bare ; Painting unbound --
Building contra image.
Responsibility: Hal Foster.
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Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. While architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzog and de Meuron draw on art to reanimate design, architecture has inspired fundamental transformations in painting, sculpture and film, which are also explored here. The book includes an extensive conversation with Richard Serra. At the same time Foster points to a "global style" of architecture, as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, that is analogous to the "international style" of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies--a global style that, more than any art, conveys the look of modernity today, both its dreams and its delusions. In these ways Foster demonstrates that "the art-architecture complex" is a key indicator of broader social and economic trajectories and in urgent need of analysis and debate. -- From Inside Flap.

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. While architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzog and de Meuron draw on art to reanimate design, architecture has inspired fundamental transformations in painting, sculpture and film, which are also explored here. The book includes an extensive conversation with Richard Serra. At the same time Foster points to a "global style" of architecture, as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, that is analogous to the "international style" of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies -- a global style that, more than any art, conveys the look of modernity today, both its dreams and its delusions. In these ways Foster demonstrates that "the art-architecture complex" is a key indicator of broader social and economic trajectories and in urgent need of analysis and debate. -- Publisher description.

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