Twentieth-century Architecture in the Netherlands

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010 Publishers, 1999 - 189 páginas
 

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Página 11 - Asa late industrial developer, it had to wait until the end of the nineteenth century before the bourgeoisie, both as manufacturers and financiers, emerged as private patrons. A key characteristic of Dutch society with repercussions for its architecture is what the Dutch call 'verzuiling' (denominational segregation comes close in translation).
Página 145 - Even the dogmas of his structuralist architectural 1 52 'order' were to disappear from his work. In the Chasse Theatre in Breda, his modern-looking building parts cluster round an interior street beneath an undulating roof. Besides, and on occasion in reaction to, the urban renewal practices and the work of the structuralist 'masters...
Página 135 - In the first place, the newly won prosperity buoyed up the individual's self-awareness. Consumer behaviour became more important for one's identity and lifestyle than the traditional ties to a religious or political denomination. The burgeoning need to control one's own destiny found expression in the call for bilateral decision-making and user participation, the rise of liberation movements for women and gays, and a broad based desire to democratize society in all its facets.
Página 123 - Mali he proposed a mode of building that would be truer to the more complex needs of both the individual and society. His answer to the problem of the 'great number' was a 'configurative discipline'; polarities such as large/small and many/few he wished to reconcile in 'twin phenomena'.
Página 8 - Miinster) of 1648, recognition was accorded the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. The Republic grew in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries into a major sea power and trading nation; it was a flourishing centre of art and culture at this time too. The combination of this early...
Página 16 - Kromhout's architectonic ideal was 'the modelling of a cubic mass', an act that would bring the architect's imagination into play. Following a management crisis Kromhout became chairman of A et A. In this capacity, he laid the foundations for both the VHBO architectural education schemes (today's Academies of Architecture) and the League of Dutch Architects (BN A).
Página 169 - Informing every one of these schemes is the distinction they make between building blocks and tightly organized public space, a doctrine stimulated by intensive study of typological, morphological and contextual issues during the eighties, and most radically voiced by Weeber in his call for an 'objective urbanism'.
Página 124 - Rotterdam of J. Verhoeven (1926-1994). In office construction the structuralist credo of making a 'small city' from a 'large building' was rendered on several occasions as a horizontally configured, systematically articulated structure that often had the greatest difficulty mating up with the urban environment. With his premises for 1 29 the State Service for Archaeological Investigation A.

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