Let us wish you a happy birthday!
Date of Birth
Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday
×
This item is currently out of stock
Histories Of The Immediate Present By Vidler, Anthonyeisenman, Peter
Be the first to rate this product 
×
Check Products in stock Products in stock

Sponsored products for you

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  •  

    Specifications

    Category Type
    Social Sciences
    ISBN
    9780262720519
    Item EAN
    2724447792332
    People
    Author
    Vidler, AnthonyEisenman, Peter
    People
    Publisher
    Mit Press
    Category Type
    Social Sciences
    ISBN
    9780262720519
    Item EAN
    2724447792332
    People
    Author
    Vidler, AnthonyEisenman, Peter
    People
    Publisher
    Mit Press
    Technical Information
    Binding
    Paperback
    Languages and countries
    Book Language
    English
    Read more
  •  

    Description:

    Architecture, at least since the beginning of the twentieth century, has suspended historical references in favor of universalized abstraction. In the decades after the Second World War, when architectural historians began to assess the legacy of the avant-gardes in order to construct a coherent

    Architecture, at least since the beginning of the twentieth century, has suspended historical references in favor of universalized abstraction. In the decades after the Second World War, when architectural historians began to assess the legacy of the avant-gardes in order to construct a coherent narrative of modernism's development, they were inevitably influenced by contemporary concerns. In , Anthony Vidler examines the work of four historians of architectural modernism and the ways in which their histories were constructed as more or less overt programs for the theory and practice of design in a contemporary context. Vidler looks at the historical approaches of Emil Kaufmann, Colin Rowe, Reyner Banham, and Manfredo Tafuri, and the specific versions of modernism advanced by their historical narratives. Vidler shows that the modernism conceived by Kaufmann was, like the late Enlightenment projects he revered, one of pure, geometrical forms and elemental composition; that of Rowe saw mannerist ambiguity and complexity in contemporary design; Banham's modernism took its cue from the aspirations of the futurists; and the -Renaissance modernism- of Tafuri found its source in the division between the technical experimentation of Brunelleschi and the cultural nostalgia of Alberti. Vidler's investigation demonstrates the inevitable collusion between history and design that pervades all modern architectural discourse -- and has given rise to some of the most interesting architectual experiments of the postwar period.

    • Book Name:Histories of the Immediate Present
    • Auother :Vidler, AnthonyEisenman, Peter
    • Publisher :MIT Press
    • ISBN :9780262720519
    • Book Type :History
 

Customer Reviews

0
No ratings yet
Be the first to rate this product
Rate this product:

×

Please verify your mobile number to complete your checkout

We will send you an SMS containing a verification code. Please double check your mobile number and click on "Send Verification Code".

+ Edit