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Tracing Modernity : Manifestations of the Modern in Architecture and the City - Mari Hvattum

Tracing Modernity

Manifestations of the Modern in Architecture and the City

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Published: 27th May 2004
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From the seventeenth century until today, the "modern" has served as a key category by which to understand an ever-changing present. Art and architecture have played a key role in this pursuit, as the means by which "the modern" was to manifest itself. The essays in this new anthology trace the modern project through its multifarious manifestation in order to understand contemporary culture in a deeper sense than discussions of "modernism" and "post modernism" usually offer. Drawng on architectural and urban history as well as philosophy and sociology, the book outlines the complex and conflicting roots of modernity by tracing its manifestations in architecture and the city.

Introduction
Modernity
Analysing Modernity
What Moderniam was: Art, Progress and Avant-garde
Modernity and Architecture
Modernity and the Uses of History: Understanding Classical Architecture from Botticher to Warberg
Projecting Modern Culture: 'Aesthetic Fundamentalism' and Modern Architecture
Modernity and the Question of Representation
Architecture
'How is it that there is no Modern Style of Architrecture?' 'Greek' Thomson versus Gilbert Scott
'A Complete and Universal Collection': Gottfried Semper and the Great Exhibition
The Interior as Aesthetic Refuge: Edmond de Goncourt's La Maison d'un Artiste
Timely Untimeliness? Architectural Modernism and the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk
Le Corbusier and the Restorative Fragment at the Swiss Pavilion
The Concrete Memory of Modernity: Excerpts from a Moscow Diary
The City
Lidefonso Cerda and Modernity
'To Knock Fire out of Men' Forging Modernity in Glasgow
The Expressionist Utopia
Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project: A Prehistory of Modernity
Impromptus of a Great City: Siegfried Kracauer's Strassen in Berlin Und Anderswo
Orpheus in Hollywood: Sigfried Kracauer's Offenbach Film
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415305129
ISBN-10: 0415305128
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.1  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1