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A Critical History Of Contemporary Architecture...



Introduction * Part I: Cultural developments and predisposing techniques 1750-1939 * Part II: A critical history 1836-1967 * Part III: Critical transformations 1925-90 * Part IV: World Architecture and the Modern Movement * Afterword: Architecture in the Age of Globalization




A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture...


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Esra Akcan's research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe, West Asia, and East Africa, and offers new ways to understand architecture's role in global, social, and environmental justice. She has written extensively on critical and postcolonial theory, racism, immigration, architectural photography, translation, neoliberalism, and global history. Her book Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey and the Modern House (Duke University Press, 2012) offers a new way to understand the global movement of architecture that extends the notion of translation beyond language to visual fields. It advocates a commitment to a new culture of translatability from below and in multiple directions for cosmopolitan ethics and global justice. Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion/Chicago University Press, 2012, with Sibel Bozdoğan) is part of a series that aims at an inclusive survey of modern world architecture and is the first volume in any language to cover the entire 20th century in Turkey. Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg by IBA-1984/87 (Birkhäuser/De Gruyter Academic Press, 2018) defines open architecture as the translation of a new ethic of welcoming into design process. It exemplifies formal, programmatic, and procedural steps towards open architecture during the urban renewal of Berlin's immigrant neighborhood by giving voice not only to the established and understudied architects who were invited to build public housing there, but also to noncitizen residents. Abolish Human Bans: Intertwined Histories of Architecture (CCA, 2022) builds on her theory of architectural translation to construct an activist gesture against the racist anti-immigration policies of ruling powers. Currently, she is editing Migration and Discrimination (with Iftikhar Dadi) and writing Right-to-Heal: Architecture in Transitions After Conflicts and Disasters.Akcan completed her architecture degree at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and her Ph.D. and postdoctoral degrees at Columbia University in New York. She has taught art and architecture history and design studios at UI-Chicago, Humboldt University in Berlin, Columbia University, New School, and Pratt Institute in New York, and METU in Ankara. She received numerous awards and fellowships from multiple institutions and has taken leadership positions including the IES Director at the Einaudi Center for International Studies and Resident Director at Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies at UIC. She occasionally participates in exhibitions by carrying her practice beyond writing to visual media. She has advised almost 40 doctoral students (14 as primary advisor) in Architecture History, Art History, and related programs.


Frampton concentrates the majority of the information in the second part, A critical history. This part alone contains 27 chapters exploring the development of the modern movement from the year 1836 to 1967. Each chapter delves into a different movement, place, or a specific architect.


Charles L. Davis II is an assistant professor of architectural history at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MArch from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His monograph, Building Character: the Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style, is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation. His essay "Viollet-le-Duc and the Body," which examines the role of race theory in the work of Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, was published in Architectural Research Quarterly in 2010. He is also coeditor of Diversity and Design (2015), which limns the affect of diversity on contemporary and historical design practices.


The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy will be a seven-volume series of reference works on the history of philosophy. It presents the history of philosophy in an innovative way, with critical essays addressing the emergence and development of the themes and problematics that characterise each period. Particular attention is given to the diffusion of themes across disciplinary, geographical and historical boundaries, and to the changing practice of philosophy.


Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present.


Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present. He clarifies the various turns that structural engineering and tectonic imagination have taken in the work of such architects as Perret, Wright, Kahn, Scarpa, and Mies, and shows how both constructional form and material character were integral to an evolving architectural expression of their work. Frampton also demonstrates that the way in which these elements are articulated from one work to the next provides a basis upon which to evaluate the works as a whole. This is especially evident in his consideration of the work of Perret, Mies, and Kahn and the continuities in their thought and attitudes that linked them to the past. 041b061a72


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