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The Taylorized beauty of the mechanical : scientific management and the rise of modernist architecture

Author: Mauro F Guillén
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
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Not a traditional architectural history but rather a sociological study of the profession of architecture during its early modernist period, this text provides an understanding of the degree to which modernist architecture emerged from a tradition of engineering and industrial management.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guillén, Mauro F.
Taylorized beauty of the mechanical.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609112090
Named Person: Frederick Winslow Taylor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mauro F Guillén
ISBN: 9780691138473 0691138478
OCLC Number: 278418534
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xii, 186 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Organization, modernism, and architecture --
The Taylorized beauty of the mechanical --
What caused modernist architecture? --
Industrialization, technology, and the state : Britain, France, Germany --
Backwardness and revolution : Italy, Russia, Spain --
Modernism without modernity : Mexico, Brazil, Argentina --
Sponsorship, professionalization, and modernist architecture --
The enduring promise of modernist architecture --
Appendix : Leading architects.
Responsibility: Mauro F. Guillén.

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