Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

Alan Colquhoun

Colquhoun, an eminent pupil within the box of structure, deals the following a brand new account of foreign modernism that explores the complicated motivations in the back of this progressive circulate and assesses its triumphs and screw ups. The publication makes a speciality of the paintings of the most architects of the circulate similar to Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf bathrooms, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, re-examining their paintings and laying off new mild on their roles as stated masters. the writer offers a desirable research of structure in regards to politics, expertise, and beliefs, all whereas supplying transparent descriptions of the most important components of the trendy movement.

Colquhoun indicates basically the evolution of the stream from paintings Nouveau within the Nineties to the mega-structures of the Sixties, revealing the often-contradictory calls for of shape, functionality, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

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