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Modernism and the spirit of the city

Author: Iain Boyd Whyte
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This selection of groundbreaking essays offers a significant and long overdue reassessment of the aims and intentions of European architecture and urbanism over the period 1880-1960. It pursues those stimuli to human creativity - myth, history, spirituality - which have not been admitted to the standard histories of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. Nine chapters by distinguished scholars focus on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Boyd Whyte
ISBN: 0415258405 9780415258401 0415258413 9780415258418
OCLC Number: 51265997
Description: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From locus genii to heart of the city : embracing the spirit of the city / Volker M. Welter --
Straight or crooked streets? The contested rational spirit of the modern metropolis / David Frisby --
August Endell : the spirit and the beauty of the city / Helge David --
Embodying the spirit of the metropolis : the Warenhaus Wertheim, Berlin, 1896-1904 / Helen Shiner --
The Hamburg Bismarck as city crown and national monument / Karen Lang --
The lantern and the glass : on the themes of renewal and dwelling in Le Corbusier's Purist art and architecture / Dagmar Motycka Weston --
'Cities more fair to become the dwelling place of Thy children' : transcendent modernity in British urban reconstruction / Rhodri Windsor Liscombe --
Privet : theologies of privacy in some modernist urbanism / Rob Stone --
Rudolf Schwarz, the Hochstadt, and the reconstruction of Cologne / Rudolf Stegers.
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