The future of architecture, since 1889 : a worldwide history / Jean-Louis Cohen.Material type: TextPublication details: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2016. Description: 527 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cmISBN: 9780714873190Subject(s): Architecture, Modern -- 20th century | Architecture -- ForecastingLOC classification: NA680 | .C588 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 494-505) and index.
Introduction : Architecture's expanded field -- Sheds to rails: the dominion of steel -- The search for modern form -- Domestic innovation and tectonic expression -- American rediscovered, tall and wide -- The challenge of the metropolis -- New production, new aesthetic -- In search of a language: from classicism to Cubism -- The Great War and its side effects -- Expressionism in Weimar Germany and the Netherlands -- Return to order in Paris -- Dada, De Stijl, and Mies: from subversiveness to elementarism -- Architectural education in turmoil -- Architecture and revolution in Russia -- The architecture of social reform -- Internationalization, its networks and spectacles -- Futurism and Rationalism in Fascist Italy -- The spectrum of classicisms and traditionalisms -- North American modernities -- Functionalism and machine aesthetics -- Modern languages conquer the world -- Colonial experiences and new nationalism -- Architecture of a total war -- Tabula rasa to horror vacui: reconstruction and renaissance -- The fatal crisis of the Modern Movement, and the alternatives -- Le Corbusier reinvented and reinterpreted -- The shape of American hegemony -- Repression and diffusion of modernism -- Toward new utopias -- Between elitism and populism: alternative architecture -- After 1968: architecture for the city -- The postmodern season -- From regionalism to critical internationalism -- The neo-futurist optimism of high tech -- Architecture's outer boundaries -- Vanishing points.
"Offers a history that starts with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, and which gives a complete background by which we can understand the developments of the early twenty-first century. ... Worldwide in scope ... it clarifies the effects of events as diverse as world wars, movements in art and culture, and individual architects on the discipline."--Jacket.