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Building for modern man : a symposium

Author: Thomas H Creighton; Princeton University.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1949.
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Creighton; Princeton University.
OCLC Number: 924222
Notes: Papers prepared in connection with Conference 5 of series 2 of the conferences that marked Princeton's Bicentennial Celebration.
Description: xv, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The social basis of design --
New uses : new forms / Arthur C. Holden --
Simplicity leads to good design / Carlos Contreras --
Social and visual units / William Roger Greeley --
The democratic spirit in architecture / Arthur E. Morgan --
When we know man, then we can plan / Ernest J. Kump --
The designer as a common man / Richard M. Bennett --
II. Limitations and possibilities --
Professional limitations and possibilities / John E. Burchard --
The need for research / Howard P. Vermilya --
Limitations and possibilities of building techniques / A. Gordon Lorimer --
Prefabrication : a freedom from limitations / Walter Gropius --
Machine energy : the technique of our time / Konrad Wachsmann --
The effect of finance on design / Arthur C. Holden --
Limitations of distribution / Walter Baermann --
Administrative limitations / Theodore T. McCrosky --
Who decides what is to be built / Arthur C. Holden --
Programming : a creative act / Richard J. Neutra --
III. Form --
Concepts of space and form / Ralph Walker --
Architectural form and visual sensations / Adelbert Ames, Jr. --
The importance of order in vision / Gyorgy Kepes --
Esthetics as harmonious fulfillment / Arthur C. Holden --
Voids and solids / A.M. Friend, Jr. --
Architectural values / Joseph Hudnut --
The philosophy of form / Theodore M. Greene --
Esthetic values / Sigfried Giedion --
IV. Education --
The need for explaining our aims / Kenneth Kassler --
The need for a structural vocabulary / Henry Kamphoefner --
The values of visual education / Fred N. Severud --
The cost of visual aids / Leopold Arnaud --
The need for a basic reform in architectural education / Sigfried Giedion --
V. Planning --
Three-dimensional planning / Henry S. Churchill --
The value of utopias / Talbot Hamlin --
Teamwork in planning / Frederick J. Adams --
Urban replanning / Theodore T. McCrosky --
Historical values : the forgotten criterion / Talbot Hamlin --
Decentralization / Arthur E. Morgan --
Planning and the individual / Louis Justement --
Creating a desire for planning / Walter T. Rolfe --
Democratic planning / Roland A. Wank --
VI. Space use --
The building in relation to larger space / Robert B. O'Connor --
Flowing space : the concept of our time / George Howe --
In search of a common denominator / Walter Gropius --
The need for change / William W. Wurster --
VII. Inspiration and pragmatism --
Education, individualism, and architecture / Frank Lloyd Wright --
Public and private initiative / Robert Moses --
The mole and the skylark / Frank Lloyd Wright --
VIII. Impressions and conclusions --
Industrialization : servant or master? / Talbot Hamlin --
Attitudes towards architecture / Wells I. Bennett --
Space, time, and people / Henry S. Churchill --
Contacts produce ideas / Arthur C. Holden.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas H. Creighton.

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