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The Beehive Metaphor: From Gaudi to Le Corbusier (Essays in Art and Culture)

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Since time immemorial, bees have been associated with all manner of virtues. The beehive has served as the model for an ideal society, while honey and wax have provided the basis for countless positive metaphors of sweetness and productivity. The natural architecture created by bees in their hives can be said to approach perfection. In The Beehive Metaphor, Juan Antonio Ramírez shows how this lucid modular structure had a considerable influence on the architects and artists who founded the Modern movement. Models from both traditional and "modern" or "rational" apiculture were studied and reinterpreted by such key figures as Gaudí, Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Beuys.

Inspired by his own father's obsession with bee-keeping - which wiped out the family's fortune - Ramírez examines the complex ideological, political and artistic repercussions of apian metaphors, thereby enhancing our understanding of the relationship between ecology, animal husbandry and architecture.

About the Author

Juan Antonio Ramirez is Professor of History of Art at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the author of several books on art, architecture and film, including Duchamp: Love and Death, even (Reaktion, 1998).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Rustic Beehive, Rational Beehive

2. Working Beehive, Mystical Beehive

3. Symbolist Beehive, Artistic Beehive

4. Transparent Beehive, Spiritual Beehive

5. Mechanical Beehive, Social Beehive

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781861890566
Author:
Ramirez, Juan Antonio
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
Ramirez, Juan
Location:
London :
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
Honeycomb structures.
Subject:
Beehives.
Subject:
Bees in art
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Essays in Art and Culture
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-461
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.23x6.16x.65 in. .95 lbs.

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