A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010 by Elie G. Haddad,David Rifkind

By Elie G. Haddad,David Rifkind

1960, following because it did the final CIAM assembly, signalled a turning aspect for the fashionable move. From then on, structure used to be inspired by means of seminal texts through Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave upward thrust to the 1st revisionary circulation following Modernism. Bringing jointly top specialists within the box, this ebook offers a accomplished, severe evaluate of the advancements in structure from 1960 to 2010. It involves components: the 1st part supplying a presentation of significant hobbies in structure after 1960, and the second one, a geographic survey that covers quite a lot of territories world wide. This booklet not just displays the various views of its numerous authors, but additionally charts a center direction among the 'aesthetic' histories that research structure exclusively by way of its formal features, and the extra 'ideological' histories that topic it to a critique that frequently skirts the dialogue of its formal aspects.

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