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Modernism and the Spirit of the City

Author: Iain Boyd Whyte
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Modernism and the Spirit of the City offers a new reading of the architectural modernism that emerged and flourished in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the fashionable postmodernist arguments of the 1980s and '90s which damned modernist architecture as banal and monotonous, this collection of essays by eminent scholars investigates the complex cultural, social, and religious imperatives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Boyd Whyte
ISBN: 9781135158675 1135158673
OCLC Number: 826855492
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Introduction. Part I Geist. 1.From locus genii to Heart of the City: Embracing the Spirit of the City. 2. Straight or Crooked Streets? The Contested Rational Spirit of the Modern Metropolis. 3. August Endell: The Spirit and the Beauty of the City. Part II Place. 4. Embodying the Spirit of the Metropolis: the Warenhaus Wetheim, Berlin. 5. The Hamburg Bismarck as City Crown and National Monument. 6. The Lantern and the Glass: On the Themes of Renewal and Dwelling in Le Corbusier's Purist Art and Architecture. Part III Faith. 7. "Cities More Fair to Become the Dwelling Place of Thy Children": Transcendent Modernity in British Urban Reconstruction. 8. Privet: Theologies of Privacy in Some Modernist Urbanism. 9. Rudolf Schwarz, the Hochstadt and the Reconstruction of Cologne. Bibliography. Index.
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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.  Read more...

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