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Space, Hope, and Brutalism

Space, Hope, and Brutalism

English Architecture, 1945-1975

  • Author: Elain Harwood
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
  • ISBN: 9780300204469
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 512
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This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest café. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated. Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.

Architecture and the Modern Hospital

Architecture and the Modern Hospital

Nosokomeion to Hygeia

  • Author: Julie Willis,Philip Goad,Cameron Logan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429785151
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 244
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More than any other building type in the twentieth century, the hospital was connected to transformations in the health of populations and expectations of lifespan. From the scale of public health to the level of the individual, the architecture of the modern hospital has reshaped knowledge about health and disease and perceptions of bodily integrity and security. However, the rich and genuinely global architectural history of these hospitals is poorly understood and largely forgotten. This book explores the rapid evolution of hospital design in the twentieth century, analysing the ways in which architects and other specialists reimagined the modern hospital. It examines how the vast expansion of medical institutions over the course of the century was enabled by new approaches to architectural design and it highlights the emerging political conviction that physical health would become the cornerstone of human welfare.

Raw Concrete

Raw Concrete

The Beauty of Brutalism

  • Author: Barnabas Calder
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0434022446
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 405
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'Brilliant' Elain Harwood 'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways 'A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion' Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts The raw concrete buildings of the 1960s constitute the greatest flowering of architecture the world has ever seen. The biggest construction boom in history promoted unprecedented technological innovation and an explosion of competitive creativity amongst architects, engineers and concrete-workers. The Brutalist style was the result. Today, after several decades in the shadows, attitudes towards Brutalism are slowly changing, but it is a movement that is still overlooked, and grossly underrated. Raw Concrete overturns the perception of Brutalist buildings as the penny-pinching, utilitarian products of dutiful social concern. Instead it looks a little closer, uncovering the luxuriously skilled craft and daring engineering with which the best buildings of the 1960s came into being: magnificent architectural visions serving clients rich and poor, radical and conservative. Beginning in a tiny hermitage on the remote north Scottish coast, and ending up backstage at the National Theatre, Raw Concrete embarks on a wide-ranging journey through Britain over the past sixty years, stopping to examine how eight extraordinary buildings were made - from commission to construction - why they have been so vilified, and why they are beginning to be loved. In it, Barnabas Calder puts forward a powerful case: Brutalism is the best architecture there has ever been, and perhaps the best there ever will be.

Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

  • Author: Ellen Rowley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351592319
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 294
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This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively building four-storey flat blocks in the city centre. Author Ellen Rowley examines how and why this endeavour occurred. Asking questions around architectural and urban obsolescence, she draws on national political and social histories, as well as looking at international architectural histories and the influence of post-war reconstruction programmes in Britain or the symbolisation of the modern dwelling within the formation of the modern nation. Critically, the book tackles this housing history as an architectural and design narrative. It explores the role of the architectural community in this frenzied provision of housing for the populace. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings and photographs from contemporary journals and the private archives of Dublin-based architectural practices, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in the conditions surrounding Dublin’s housing history.

Public Architecture in Ireland, 1680-1760

Public Architecture in Ireland, 1680-1760

  • Author: Edward McParland
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
  • ISBN: 9780300090642
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 241
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This innovative book examines the public architecture of Ireland from 1680 to 1760, a crucial period during which the country undertook the combined tasks of recovering from war and constructing a new and stable society. New buildings, and new types of buildings, were needed to express and sustain this society. Architectural historian Edward McParland explores the role of public architecture in this enterprise, focusing on public buildings as works of architecture and art, while also discussing the political, social, and economic contexts in which they were built. More than one hundred specially commissioned photographs by David Davison beautifully document this cultural process. The book opens with a discussion of the people who were involved in the creation of public architecture and a description of the physical appearance of Ireland at the time, including its roads and harbours, its market houses and churches. The author then presents detailed portraits of key public buildings, among them The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, The Royal Barracks, Dublin Castle, Trinity College Dublin, and Edward Lovett Pearce's Parliament House. Drawing on extensive research in archives throughout Brit

The World Recast

The World Recast

70 Buildings from 70 Years of Concrete Quarterly

  • Author: Nick Jones
  • Publisher: Artifice
  • ISBN: 9781911339144
  • Category: Architecture, Modern
  • Page: 240
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As the modern world rose from the rubble of Second World War, it was shaped by one material above all others. In 1947, a new magazine honed in on this paradigmatic shift in architecture and design: 'Concrete Quarterly'. 'The World Recast' charts this journey through the stunning photography and eyewitness testimony of 'Concrete Quarterly's' rich and fascinating archive. It is the story of heroic architecture, ingenious engineering and how the world we now take for granted came into being.The World Recast celebrates 'Concrete Quarterly's' summative coverage of this pivotal era in architecture, focusing on 70 buildings from the magazine's 70-year history. Plentiful and cheap, but also bold and undeniably modern, concrete suited the spirit of the post-war period perfectly. It was the obvious means of building the power stations, motorways and factories that would be the engines of economic recovery, and made possible a new era in architecture and design. But it was also the choice of a generation of designers keen to express themselves through radically new architectural forms and types of structure. 'The World Recast' reflects upon the legacy of 'Concrete Quarterly' and the significance of concrete within modernism and other architectural movements. It also expands the conversation into the present day, offering crucial insight into concrete's comeback within today's architecture, as well as its recent popularity in contemporary culture at large.

England

England

A Guide to Post-war Listed Buildings

  • Author: Elain Harwood
  • Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 751
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From humble prefabs to Sheffield’s colossal Park Hill, the number of English buildings listed for their special architectural and historical interest is staggering. All of them appear here, with 350 color photos, right from the very first post-war residence listed: Sir Albert Richardson’s Bracken House. Every region in England is covered, with London divided into 3 areas. The buildings range from traditional works to internationally outstanding modern structures. “[An] excellent introduction...a punchy little book.”—Urban Design.

Roberto Burle Marx

Roberto Burle Marx

Brazilian Modernist

  • Author: Jens Hoffmann,Claudia J. Nahson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300212151
  • Category: Art, Brazilian
  • Page: 224
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An unprecedented look at the wide-ranging artistic work of one of the 20th century s most significant landscape architects "

Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The Barbican and Beyond

  • Author: Elain Harwood
  • Publisher: English Heritage
  • ISBN: 9781859463970
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 145
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Published in association with The Twentieth Century Society and English Heritage.

Pugin

Pugin

A Gothic Passion

  • Author: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin,Paul Atterbury,Clive Wainwright,Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780300060140
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 310
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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the most influential designer in nineteenth-century Britain. This is the first book to offer a complete appraisal of Pugin's life and achievements; it contains twenty-one essays by international scholars and specialists; and superb photography has been specially commissioned, and includes numerous objects and buildings never before reproduced.

Sfera E Il Labirinto

Sfera E Il Labirinto

  • Author: Manfredo Tafuri
  • Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
  • ISBN: 9780262700399
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 383
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"Tafuri's work is probably the most innovative and exciting new form of European theory since French poststructuralism and this book is probably the best introduction to it for the newcomer. ..."

Architecture between spectacle and use

Architecture between spectacle and use

  • Author: Anthony Vidler
  • Publisher: Clark Art Institute
  • ISBN: 9780300125542
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 184
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With the recent international proliferation of architectural projects, expansions, and renovations––particularly in the art and museum worlds––critics have accused architecture of entering too fully into the “society of the spectacle,” yielding to consumerist display, and trading its historical aims, ambitions, and obligations for celebrity and ostentation. This important and timely volume examines the current state of contemporary architecture worldwide and the ways in which it is caught between the art of display and the accommodation of use. Eleven distinguished scholars from the fields of architecture, art history, and architectural criticism explore the problems and possibilities of contemporary architecture in the light of the history of its modern reception, new approaches to design technologies, and philosophical issues about the “meaning” of architecture. They also consider whether the new buildings, projects, and ideas that have generated such excitement and public interest are a creative response to society’s fundamental social, cultural, and economic needs.

Robbrecht en Daem

Robbrecht en Daem

An Architectural Anthology

  • Author: Wouter Davidts,Joan Ockman,Asli Çiçek,Chantal Pattyn,Christophe Van Gerrewey
  • Publisher: Mercatorfonds
  • ISBN: 9780300222470
  • Category: Architects
  • Page: 732
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From a dovecot in the Dutch village of Dorst to the Concert Hallin Bruges, from an art gallery in Whitechapel to the City Archives of Bordeaux, the oeuvre on which Robbrecht en Daem Architects has worked since its foundation in 1975 has developed a variety and maturity that stands out on the international stage. This insightful book tells the story of Paul Robbrecht, Johannes Robbrecht, and Hilde Daem from the 1980s: their research and interests, their "lost souls," and their successes. Drawing on new and unpublished visual material, a picture and project accordion shows a wide selection of 63 projects that are divided into five key themes from different perspectives.

The Object of the Atlantic

The Object of the Atlantic

Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868-1968

  • Author: Rachel Price
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810168073
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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The Object of the Atlantic is a wide-ranging study of the transition from a concern with sovereignty to a concern with things in Iberian Atlantic literature and art produced between 1868 and 1968. Rachel Price uncovers the surprising ways that concrete aesthetics from Cuba, Brazil, and Spain drew not only on global forms of constructivism but also on a history of empire, slavery, and media technologies from the Atlantic world. Analyzing Jose Marti’s notebooks, Joaquim de Sousandrade’s poetry, Ramiro de Maeztu’s essays on things and on slavery, 1920s Cuban literature on economic restructuring, Ferreira Gullar’s theory of the “non-object,” and neoconcrete art, Price shows that the turn to objects—and from these to new media networks—was rooted in the very philosophies of history that helped form the Atlantic world itself.

Tower Block

Tower Block

Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

  • Author: Miles Glendinning,Stefan Muthesius
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300054446
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 420
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After World War II, the most urgent reconstruction problem in these islands was in the field of public housing, and the opportunity presented itself to create innovative buildings and to finally abolish slums. Everyone, including the slum-dwellers, united behind the plan to build new dwellings as quickly as possible. In this book Miles Glendinning and Stefan Muthesius tell the story of a great adventure of building and explain the architectural and political ideas that lay behind it.

Somerset

Somerset

North and Bristol

  • Author: Andrew Foyle,Nikolaus Pevsner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780300126587
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 802
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This fully revised survey is the essential companion to the architecture of one of England's most rewarding regions. The Georgian spa of Bath and the medieval cathedral city of Wells are deservedly famous, each the finest of its kind in the country. A separate section covers the port of Bristol, with its rich and confident buildings of every period and type. Other highlights include John Nash's picturesque masterpiece of Blaise Hamlet, a noble inheritance of Gothic Revival churches, and some of the greatest structures designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Heroic

Heroic

Concrete Architecture and the New Boston

  • Author: Mark Pasnik,Michael Kubo,Chris Grimley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1580934242
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 335
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"As a worldwide phenomenon, building with concrete was one of the major architectural movements of the postwar years, but in Boston it was deployed in more civic, cultural, and academic projects than in any other major city. From the founding of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in 1957 to the reopening of Quincy Market in 1976, concrete was used by some of the world's most influential architects in the transformation of Bostonucreating what was eventually referred to as the oNew Boston.o Heroic- Concrete Architecture and the New Bostonpresents the concrete structures that defined Boston during this remarkable period, showing the city as a laboratory for brutalism as well as more refined experiments in concrete structure. Concrete provided an important set of architectural opportunities and challenges for the design community, which fully explored the material's structural and sculptural qualities. Boston was at the forefront of architectural thinking, embracing this new material in a mission to expand and transform the city. With the vast amount and high quality of concrete architecture produced during the heroic era of modernity, Boston has become as significantly a con

Sanctioning Modernism

Sanctioning Modernism

Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities

  • Author: Timothy Parker,Monica Penick,Vladimir Kulic
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292757255
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction—and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But as the limitations of conventional conceptions of modernism became apparent, modern architecture has come under increasing criticism. In this collection of essays, experienced and emerging scholars take a fresh look at postwar modern architecture by asking what it meant to be "modern," what role modern architecture played in constructing modern identities, and who sanctioned (or was sanctioned by) modernism in architecture. This volume presents focused case studies of modern architecture in three realms—political, religious, and domestic—that address our very essence as human beings. Several essays explore developments in Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia and document a modernist design culture that crossed political barriers, such as the Iron Curtain, more readily than previously imagined. Other essays investigate various efforts to reconcile the concerns of modernist architects with the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian institutions. And a final group of essays looks at postwar homebuilding in the United States and demonstrates how malleable and contested the image of the American home was in the mid-twentieth century. These inquiries show the limits of canonical views of modern architecture and reveal instead how civic institutions, ecclesiastical traditions, individual consumers, and others sought to sanction the forms and ideas of modern architecture in the service of their respective claims or desires to be modern.

The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science

The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science

  • Author: A.I. Tauber
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400917864
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 329
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The tension between art and science may be traced back to the Greeks. What became "natural philosophy" and later "science" has traditionally been posed as a fundamental alternative to poetry and art. It is a theme that has commanded central attention in Western thought, as it captures the ancient conflict of Apollo and Dionysus over what deserves to order our thought and serve as the aspiration of our cultural efforts. The modern schi sm between art and science was again clearly articulated in the Romantic period and seemingly grew to a crescendo fifty years aga as a result of the debate concerning atomic power. The discussion has not abated in the physical sciences, and in fact has dramatically expanded most prominently into the domains of ecology and medicine. Issues concerning the role of science in modern society, although heavily political, must be regarded at heart as deeply embedded in our cultural values. Although each generation addresses them anew, the philosophical problems which lay at the foundation of these fundamental concerns always appear fresh and difficult. This anthology of original essays considers how science might have a greater commonality with art than was perhaps realized in a more positivist era. The contributors are concerned with how the aesthetic participates in science, both as a factor in constructing theory and influencing practice. The collec tion is thus no less than a spectrum of how Beauty and Science might be regarded through the same prism.