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The other tradition of modern architecture : the uncompleted project

Author: Colin St John Wilson
Publisher: London : Black Dog Publishing, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sets out to examine the underlying themes of Modern European architecture, assessing their impact, influence, and continuing development. This book argues for a continuing tradition, an 'uncompleted project', sustained against the rigidifying orthodoxy, the white walls, functionalism and blank boxes of CIAM, by a 'resistance movement'.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
St. John Wilson, Colin.
Other tradition of modern architecture.
London : Black Dog Publishing, 2007
(OCoLC)743272290
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin St John Wilson
ISBN: 1904772625 9781904772620
OCLC Number: 123176018
Notes: LW20070417.
RACQ20070409 AR.
Description: 189 pages : illustrations, plans ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I : The historical context : What went wrong? --
The first episode: the battle of La Sarraz --
The second episode: The invention of the international style --
Part II : Doctrine --
Classical theory and the aesthetic fallacy --
The other idea: architecture as a practical art --
Part III : Four case studies --
The case studies --
The town hall --
The art gallery --
The student hall of residence --
The house.
Responsibility: Colin St. John Wilson.

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Sets out to examine the underlying themes of Modern European architecture, assessing their impact, influence, and continuing development. This book argues for a continuing tradition, an 'uncompleted project', sustained against the rigidifying orthodoxy, the white walls, functionalism and blank boxes of CIAM, by a 'resistance movement'.

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