A dynamic period of reexamination of the discipline, meaning, history, the postmodern eraproduced widely divergent and radical viewpoints on issues of making, and the city. Indispensable to professors and students of architecture and architectural theory, as Nesbitt provides an overview, Theorizing a New Agenda also serves practitioners and the general public, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay.
1995 - Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture:: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965 #ad - The list of authors in theorizing a new agenda reads like a "who's who" of contemporary architectural thought: tadao ando, alan colquhoun, Marco Frascari, Peter Eisenman, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Colin Rowe, Bernard Tschumi, Karsten Harries, Giulio Carlo Argan, Thomas Schumacher, Jacques Derrida, Rem Koolhaas, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Vittorio Gregotti, Aldo Rossi, Diane Ghirardo, Ignasi de Sol-Morales Rubi, Kenneth Frampton, and Anthony Vidler.
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Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009Princeton Architectural Press #ad - Critical architectural theory has, over the past decade and a half, undergone significant transformation. Constructing a new agenda offers an overview of the myriad approaches and attitudes adopted by architects and architectural theorists during this era. By providing, the keytheoretical texts of the past fifteen years, in one place, Constructing a New Agenda becomes a foundation for ongoing discussions surrounding contemporary architectural thought and practice.
Contributions by distinguished thinkers and makers such as stan allen, greg lynn, sanford kwinter, William McDonough, Glenn Murcutt, Rem Koolhaas, Samuel Mockbee, William Mitchell, Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, Reinhold Martin, Michael Braungart, Deborah Berke, Michael Speaks and Anthony Vidler are preceded by brief introductions that establish each essay's particular historical context and significance.
Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009 #ad - This transition renders theory's immediate history particularly relevant to contemporary thought and practice. Michael hays reflects on where architectural theory is today and where it's headed in the future. Krista sykes collects twenty-eight essays that address architectural theory from the mid-1990s, where the first volume left off, through the present.
. In this long-awaited follow-up to our critically acclaimed and best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda, editor A. Multiple themes—including the impact of digital technologies on processes of architectural design, production, materiality, and representation; the implications of globalization and networks of information; the growing emphasis on sustainable and green architecture; and the phenomenon of the "starchitect" and iconic architecture—overlap to address the contemporary situation as a whole.
The urgency of the 1990s propractice movement, with its mandate to focus on the realities of building, has shifted architectural theory away from utopian ideals and heavy-handed cultural critiques toward the realities of architecture and building.
Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century ArchitectureThe MIT Press #ad - Taken together, they constitute a subjective history of modern architecture; compared with one another, their great diversity of style reveals in many cases the basic differences of attitude and temperament that produced a corresponding divergence in architectural style. The most influential of these are collected here in chronological order from 1903 to 1963.
The documents, adolf loos, founded in weimar in 1919; "towards a new architecture, and bruno taut from the early years of the century; frank Lloyd Wright's 1910 annunciation of Organic Architecture; Gropius's original program for the Bauhaus, placed in context by the editor, are also international in their range: among them are the seminal and prophetic statements of Henry van de Velde, Guiding Principles" by Le Corbusier; the formulation by Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner of the basic principles of Constructivism; and articles by R.
In point of view, the book covers the aesthetic spectrum from right to left; from programs that rigidly generate designs down to the smallest detail to revolutionary manifestoes that call for anarchy in building form and town plan. Kahn. Buckminster Fuller on universal architecture and the architect as world planner.
Nearly every important development in the modern architectural movement began with the proclamation of these convictions in the form of a program or manifesto. There are also a number of collective or group statements, De Stijl, the Situationists, issued in the name of movements such as CIAM, ABC, and GEAM.
Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture #ad - Since the dramatic effectiveness of the manifesto form is usually heightened by brevity and conciseness, it has been possible to reproduce most of the documents in their entirety; only a few have been excerpted. The present volume offers eloquent testimony that many of the master builders of this century have held passionate convictions regarding the philosophic and social basis of their art.
Toward an Architecture Texts & DocumentsGetty Research Institute #ad - This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations. J paul getty Trust Publications. Le corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world.
. Le corbusier’s slogans—such as “the house is a machine for living in”—and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. Published in 1923, toward an architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals.
Toward an Architecture Texts & Documents #ad - Simultaneously a historian, critic, cars, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, and ocean liners.
Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, 2nd Edition The MIT PressThe MIT Press #ad - It has influenced a generation of students and critics interested in the formation of attitudes, themes, and forms which were characteristic of artists and architects working primarily in Europe between 1900 and 1930 under the compulsion of new technological developments in the first machine age. Mit Press.
. First published in 1960, theory and design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of the definitive books on the modern movement. J paul getty Trust Publications.
Architecture Theory since 1968The MIT Press #ad - Stern, bernard tschumi, georges teyssot, paul Virilio, Manfredo Tafuri, James Stirling, Anthony Vidler, Mark Wigley J paul getty Trust Publications. M. It also presents twelve documents of projects or events that had major theoretical repercussions for the period. Jencks, leon krier, mary mcleod, jorge silvetti, martin steinmann, colin rowe, jeffrey kipnis, fred koetter, Henri Lefebvre, Sanford Kwinter, Daniel Libeskind, Massimo Scolari, Robert Somol, José Quetglas, Aldo Rossi, Rem Koolhaas, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Robert Segrest, Denise Scott Brown, Robert A.
Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time. Contributorsdiana agrest, jennifer bloomer, denis hollier, ignasi de solá-morales, john hejduk, catherine ingraham, peter eisenman, Archizoom, Mario Gandelsonas, Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, George Baird, Michel Foucault, Jean-Louis Cohen, Bernard Huet, Alan Colquhoun, Kenneth Frampton, Frank Gehry, Massimo Cacciari, Beatriz Colomina, Robin Evans, Maurice Culot, Fredric Jameson, Stanford Anderson, Charles A.
An anthology of the pivotal theoretical texts that have defined architecture culture in the late twentieth century. In the discussion of architecture, there is a prevailing sentiment that, as a matter of social course, cultural production in its traditional sense can no longer be understood to rise spontaneously, since 1968, but must now be constructed through ever more self-conscious theoretical procedures.
Architecture Theory since 1968 #ad - Mit Press. The development of interpretive modes of various stripes―post-structuralist, phenomenological, Marxian, psychoanalytic, as well as others dissenting or eccentric―has given scholars a range of tools for rethinking architecture in relation to other fields and for reasserting architectures general importance in intellectual discourse.
Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities Architecture BriefsPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - The book offers works by some of the best architecture critics of the twentieth century including Ada Louise Huxtable, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Lewis Mumford, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs to explains some of the most successful methods with which to approach architectural criticism.
Each chapter opens with a reprint of a historically significant essay and organized by typology such as the skyscraper, the museum, and parks discussing a specific building or urban project. This book, based on lessons learned from the author's courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts, could serve as the primary text for a course on criticism for undergraduates or architecture and design majors.
Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities Architecture Briefs #ad - The author, as well as her own analysis through contemporary examples, Alexandra Lange, then offers a close reading of that essay, to further enlighten the reader about how to write an effective piece of architectural criticism. Architects covered include marcel breuer, frank gehry, diller Scofidio + Renfro, Norman Foster, Field Operations, SOM, Frederick Law Olmsted, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Mit Press. Writing about architecture: mastering the language of Buildings and Cities, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, is a handbook on how to write effectively and critically about the contemporary city. J paul getty Trust Publications.
Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century ArchitectureThe MIT Press #ad - He clarifies the various turns that structural engineering and tectonic imagination have taken in the work of such architects as Perret, and Mies, Scarpa, Wright, Kahn, and shows how both constructional form and material character were integral to an evolving architectural expression of their work. Studies in tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural tradition.
Frampton also demonstrates that the way in which these elements are articulated from one work to the next provides a basis upon which to evaluate the works as a whole. Mit Press. Indeed, frampton argues, modern architecture is invariably as much about structure and construction as it is about space and abstract form.
Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture #ad - Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present. The notion of tectonics as employed by frampton―the focus on architecture as a constructional craft―constitutes a direct challenge to current mainstream thinking on the artistic limits of postmodernism, and suggests a convincing alternative.
J paul getty Trust Publications. Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present.
Kenneth frampton's long-awaited follow-up to his classic A Critical History of Modern Architecture is certain to influence any future debate on the evolution of modern architecture. This is especially evident in his consideration of the work of Perret, Mies, and Kahn and the continuities in their thought and attitudes that linked them to the past.
Towards a New Architecture Dover ArchitectureDover Publications #ad - And "rome is the damnation of the half-educated. Mit Press. It is the only profession in which progress is not considered necessary. A cathedral is not very beautiful. Mit press MA. J paul getty Trust Publications. To send architectural students to Rome is to cripple them for life. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of his own works and other structures he considered important, Towards a New Architecture is indispensable reading for architects, city planners, unvarnished opinions, and cultural historians―but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, and innovative theories of one of this century's master builders.
. The present volume is an unabridged english translation of the 13th French edition of that historic manifesto, the "mass-production spirit, in which Le Corbusier expounded his technical and aesthetic theories, economics, relation of form to function, views on industry, " and much else. For the swiss-born architect and city planner le corbusier charles-Édouard jeanneret, 1887–1965, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, intellectual speculation, architecture constituted a noble art, beyond "style, " to achieve a pure creation of the spirit which established "emotional relationships by means of raw materials.
Towards a New Architecture Dover Architecture #ad - The first major exposition of his ideas appeared in Vers une Architecture 1923, a compilation of articles originally written by Le Corbusier for his own avant-garde magazine, L'Esprit Nouveau. A principal prophet of the "modern" movement in architecture, and a near-legendary figure of the "International School, " he designed some of the twentieth century's most memorable buildings: Chapel at Ronchamp; Swiss dormitory at the Cité Universitaire, Paris; Unité d'Habitation, Marseilles; and many more.
Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureThe Museum of Modern Art, New York #ad - Mit Press. J paul getty Trust Publications. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture. Museum of Modern Art. Complexity and contradiction in architecture was the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards.
A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture, " Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Mit press MA. First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature.
The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary DesignWiley #ad - Mit Press. The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. And canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design.
J paul getty Trust Publications. The architect’s studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning. Mit press MA. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, accessibility, parking, and more. With it you can: select, and size structural systems plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, configure, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes―without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts.
The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design #ad - This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without.
. Museum of Modern Art. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget.