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Other titles in the New Interventions in Art History series:
New Interventions in Art History #3: Architectures: Modernism and Afterby Ballantyne
Synopses & Reviews
Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. The collection of essays brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment from 1851 to the present time, showing how buildings and our responses to them are embedded in the cultural process and the ethics of production.
This volume presents crucial “moments” in the history of the field when the architecture of the past is made to respond to new and changing cultural circumstances. In doing so, Architectures: Modernism and After provides a view of architectural history as part of a continuing dialogue between aesthetic criteria and social and cultural imperatives.
About the Author
Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of Architecture, Landscape and Liberty: Richard Payne Knight and the Picturesque (1997), What is Architecture? (2002), and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Series Editor’s Preface.
Introduction: Architectures in the Plural: Andrew Ballantyne.
1. An Avant-garde Academy: Simon Sadler (University of California, Davis).
2. Aalto and the Tutelary Goddesses: Sarah Menin (University of Newcastle).
3. Becoming-skyscraper: Ayn Rand’s Architect: Gerard Loughlin (University of Newcastle).
4. Steps Towards a Sustainable Architecture: Brenda and Robert Vale (University of Auckland, New Zealand).
5. Gordon Matta-Clark’s Building Dissections: Stephen Walker (University of Sheffield).
6. Territoriality and Identity at RAF Menwith Hill: David Wood (University of Newcastle).
7. Domestic Space Transformed, 1850-2000: Elizabeth Cromley (Northeastern University).
8. English Townscape as Cultural and Symbolic Capital: Andrew Law (University of Newcastle).
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