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Anxious modernisms : experimentation in postwar architectural culture

Author: Sarah Williams Goldhagen; Réjean Legault
Publisher: Montréal : Canadian Centre for Architecture ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The two decades after World War Two are usually depicted as an intermediate period between a fading modernism and an incipient postmodernism. These 12 essays argue that the period also witnessed a concurrent trend of insurgent modernist design in architecture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Williams Goldhagen; Réjean Legault
ISBN: 0262072084 9780262072083 0920785654 9780920785652 026257165X 9780262571654
OCLC Number: 46929153
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : critical themes of postwar modernism / Sarah Williams Goldhagen and Réjean Legault --
Neorealism in Italian architecture / Maristella Casciato --
An alternative to functionalist universalism : Écochard, Candilis and ATBAT-Afrique / Monique Eleb --
Freedom's domiciles : three projects by Alison and Peter Smithson / Sarah Williams Goldhagen --
Richard Neutra and the psychology of architectural consumption / Sandy Isenstadt --
Cybernetic theory and the architecture of performance : Cedric Price's fun palace / Mary Louise Lobsinger --
Computer architectures : Saarinen's patterns, IBM's brains / Reinhold Martin --
The monumentality of rhetoric : the will to rebuild in postwar Berlin / Francesca Rogier --
The dangers of eclecticism : Paul Rudolph's Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley / Timothy M. Rohan --
Bernard Rudofsky : allegories of nomadism and dwelling / Felicity Scott --
A critique of architecture : the bitter victory of the Situationist International / Jean-Louis Violeau --
Jaap Bakema and the fight for freedom / Cornelis Wagenaar --
Putting metabolism back in place : the making of a radically decontextualized architecture in Japan / Cherie Wendelken --
Coda : reconceptualizing the modern / Sarah Williams Goldhagen.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Williams Goldhagen and Rej́ean Legault ; [essays by] Maristella Casciato [and others].

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The two decades after World War Two are usually depicted as an intermediate period between a fading modernism and an incipient postmodernism. These 12 essays argue that the period also witnessed a concurrent trend of insurgent modernist design in architecture.

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