Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture, 1750-1950

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1998 - 308 páginas
Collins explains what Revivalism, Rationalism, Eclecticism, and Functionalism meant to those who practised them, examining the impact that social forces and the other arts and sciences had on architectural styles while recognizing the tectonic continuities that underlie the seeming ruptures between pre-modern, modern, and post-modern approaches to design. His work is infused with a deep sympathy for the classical spirit of the eighteenth century and he argued rigorously and passionately that Enlightenment ideas could be of real value to the architects of his generation, particularly since technology had made it possible to use them effectively. Collins's plea for sensitivity to tradition and the urban fabric while encouraging technological innovation and unprecedented programs makes his thought just as vital today as it was ahead of its time when first published. Collins had long wished to see an affordable, fully illustrated edition of his book and McGill-Queen's University Press and the McGill School of Architecture are proud to at long last fulfil this wish. The new edition includes a biographical sketch of Collins, a brief publication history of the work, and an introductory essay by Kenneth Frampton that discusses the importance of the work at the time it was first published and highlights its relevance for the architectural problems of today. Like the classic works of Hitchcock, Giedion, Pevsner, and Benevolo, Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture is essential reading and forms a striking contrast with other works on modernism, such as Reyner Banham's. It will be pertinent to all those interested in architectural history and theory, modern history, history of ideas, and aesthetics.
 

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Índice

REVOLUTIONARY ARCHITECTURE
21
THE INFLUENCE OF HISTORIOGRAPHY
29
THE INFLUENCE OF THE PICTURESQUE
42
REVIVALISM
59
THE AWARENESS OF STYLES
61
PRIMITIVISM AND PROGRESS
67
THE ROMAN REVIVAL
70
THE GREEK REVIVAL
79
THE GASTRONOMIC ANALOGY
165
THE LINGUISTIC ANALOGY
171
RATIONALISM
181
THE INFLUENCE OF CIVIL AND MILITARY ENGINEERS
183
RATIONALISM
196
NEW PLANNING PROBLEMS
216
THE INFLUENCE OF THE ALLIED ARTS
237
THE INFLUENCE OF LITERATURE AND CRITICISM
239

THE RENAISSANCE REVIVAL
94
GOTHIC NATIONALISM
98
GOTHIC ECCLESIOLOGY AND SOCIAL REFORM
104
POLYCHROMY
109
ECLECTICISM
115
THE DEMAND FOR A NEW ARCHITECTURE
126
FUNCTIONALISM
145
THE BIOLOGICAL ANALOGY
147
THE MECHANICAL ANALOGY
157
THE INFLUENCE OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
261
THE INFLUENCE OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
267
NEW CONCEPTS OF SPACE
281
EPILOGUE
291
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
297
INDEX OF ILLUSTRATIONS
299
INDEX OF TEXT
301
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