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Building-Art : Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction - Joseph Masheck


Modern Architecture under Cultural Construction

Hardcover Published: 28th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521440134
Number Of Pages: 318

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Building-Art: Modern Architecture Under Cultural Construction is an anthology of essays by noted critic Joseph Masheck. Considering topics in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, its theory and practice, as well as selected achievements by such great modernists as Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn, Masheck also analyzes important monuments and architectural ideas of such artists as Giorgio di Chirico and Tony Smith. Contextualizing and culturally speculative, these studies address such issues as the distinction between architecture and "mere" building, and architecture and engineering, frequently drawing the reader into architectural problems that have persisted for at least two centuries. Demonstrating a concern with on-going modernism, Masheck's essays guide the reader through the anti-modernist polemics of the 1970s and 1980s, which are particularly relevant in light of Postmodernism's demise. Joseph Masheck, editor-in-chief of Artforum from 1977-1980, is Associate Professor of Art History and coordinator of the graduate humanities program at Hofstra University. He is the author of several books and many articles.

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Sources [of previously published essays]
BenthamÆs panopticon: an architectural perpetration
Politics of style: Dublin pro-cathedral in the Greek revival
An American utopian schoolhouse design
Note on Sullivan and the use of beauty
De ChiricoÆs pathos of lost antiquity
Text life of the living machine
Reflections in onyx on Mies van der Rohe
Ex Tenebras Lux: approaching the Ronchamp Wall of Light
Kahn: the anxious classicist
Crystalline form, Worringer and the minimalism of Tony Smith
Form behind concept: the BechersÆ imaging of industrial architecture
Classical Sass: Notes on soft postmodernism
Tired tropes: cathedral vs bicycle shed
æDuckÆ vs. decorated shed
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ISBN: 9780521440134
ISBN-10: 0521440130
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 28th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77

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