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Title Architecture and capitalism : 1845 to the present / [edited by] Peggy Deamer.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    720.108 ARC    DUE 10-03-19
Description xxxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1845-1900. Straight Lines or Curved? The Victorian Values of John Ruskin and Henry Cole / Robert Hewison -- 1880-1900. The First Chicago School and the Ideology of the Skyscraper / Joanna Merwood-Salisbury -- 1907-1914. The Display Window as Educator: The German Werkbund and Cultural Economy / Lauren Kogod -- 1920-1925. Capital Dwelling: Industrial Capitalism, Financial Crisis, and the Bauhaus's Haus am Horn / Robin Schuldenfrei -- 1925-1955. Le Corbusier and Capitalism: Big Work / Deborah Gans -- 1960-1973. The Varieties of Capitalist Experience / Simon Sadler -- 1965-1975. Manfredo Tafuri, Archizoom, Superstudio and the Critique of Architectural Ideology / Pier Vittorio Aureli -- 1970-2000. Irrational Exuberance: Rem Koolhaas and the Nineties / Ellen Dunham-Jones -- 1990-2009. Globally Integrated/Locally Fractured: The Extraordinary Development of Gurgaon, India / Nathan Rich -- 2000. Spectacular Failure: The Architecture of Late Capitalism at the Millennium Dome / Simon Sadler -- Overview. Liberal / Keller Easterling -- Afterword. Architecture Without Capitalism / Michael Sorkin.
Straight lines or curved? : the Victorian values of John Ruskin and Henry Cole / Robert Hewison -- The first Chicago School and the ideology of the skyscraper / Joanna Merwood-Salisbury -- The display window as educator : the German Werkbund and cultural economy / Lauren Kogod -- Capital dwelling : industrial capitalism, financial crisis, and the Bauhaus's Haus am Horn / Robin Schuldenfrei -- Big work : Le Corbusier and capitalism / Deborah Gans -- The varieties of capitalist experience / Simon Sadler -- Manfredo Tafuri, Archizoom, Superstudio, and the critique of architectural ideology / Pier Vittorio Aureli -- Irrational exuberance : Rem Koolhaas and the 1990s / Ellen Dunham-Jones -- Globally integrated/locally fractured : the extraordinary development of Gurgaon, India / Nathan Rich -- Spectacular failure : the architecture of late capitalism at the Millennium Dome / Simon Sadler -- Coda : liberal / Keller Easterling -- Afterword : architecture without capitalism / Michael Sorkin.
Summary Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic issues. Told through case studies, the narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with 2011, with introductions by Editor Peggy Deamer to pull the main themes together so that you can see how other architects in different times and in different countries have dealt with similar economic conditions. By focussing on what previous architects experienced, you have the opportunity to avoid repeating the past.
Subject Architecture and society -- History
Architecture -- Economic aspects.
Added Author Deamer, Peggy.
ISBN 9780415534871 (hb : alk. paper)
0415534879 (hb : alk. paper)
9780415534888 (pb : alk. paper)
0415534887 (pb : alk. paper)

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