A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010

David Rifkind, Elie G. Haddad


1960, following because it did the final CIAM assembly, signalled a turning aspect for the fashionable flow. From then on, structure was once inspired by way of seminal texts by way of Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave upward push to the 1st revisionary move following Modernism. Bringing jointly prime specialists within the box, this ebook offers a complete, serious evaluate of the advancements in structure from 1960 to 2010. It comprises components: the 1st part delivering a presentation of significant hobbies in structure after 1960, and the second one, a geographic survey that covers quite a lot of territories worldwide. This ebook not just displays the several views of its quite a few authors, but in addition charts a center direction among the 'aesthetic' histories that research structure completely when it comes to its formal elements, and the extra 'ideological' histories that topic it to a critique that regularly skirts the dialogue of its formal points.

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