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A critical history of contemporary architecture : 1960-2010

Author: Elie Haddad; David Rifkind; Peter L Laurence
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. It consists of two parts: the first section providing a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Haddad; David Rifkind; Peter L Laurence
ISBN: 9781472429377 1472429370 9781409439813 140943981X 1472429389 9781472429384 1472429397 9781472429391
OCLC Number: 857288063
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xxvii, 501 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : Modernism and beyond : the plurality of contemporary architectures / Elie G. Haddad and David Rifkind --
Part I. Major developments after modernism : Modern (or contemporary) architecture circa 1959 / Peter L. Laurence --
Post-modernism : critique and reaction / David Rifkind --
High-tech : modernism redux / Sarah Deyong --
Deconstruction : the project of radical self-criticism / Elie G. Haddad --
Greening architecture : the impact of sustainability / Phillip Tabb --
Postcolonial theories in architecture / Esra Akcan --
Part II. Architectural developments around the world : Architecture in North America since 1960 / Brandan Moran --
Architectural developments in Latin America : 1960-2010 / Zeuler R.M. de A. Lima --
The place of commonplace : the ordinary as alternative architectural lens in Western Europe / Tom Avermaete --
Dutch modern architecture : from an architecture of consensus to the culture of congestion / Frances Hsu --
Metaphorical peripheries : architecture in Spain and Portugal / Xavier Costa --
Architecture in Switzerland : a natural history / Laurent Stalder --
Architecture in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since 1960 / Kimberly Elman Zarecor --
Finland : architecture and cultural identity / Taisto H. Mäkelä --
Architecture in Africa : situated modern and the production of locality / Iain Low --
Global conflict and global glitter : architecture of West Asia (1960-2010) / Esra Akcan --
Old sites, new frontiers : modern and contemporary architecture in Iran / Pamela Karimi --
Beyond tropical regionalism : the architecture of Southeast Asia / Kelly Shannon --
Internationalism and architecture in India after Nehru / Amit Srivastava and Peter Scriver --
Architecture in China in the reform era : 1978-2010 / Tao Zhu --
Architecture in post-World War II Japan / Ken Tadashi Oshima --
Edge of centre : architecture in Australia and New Zealand after 1965 / Philip Goad.
Responsibility: edited by Elie G. Haddad and David Rifkind.

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