Photographic Architecture In The Twentieth Century

Author: Claire Zimmerman
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ISBN: 9780816683352
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Claire Zimmerman reveals how photography profoundly influenced architectural design in the past century, playing an instrumental role in the evolution of modern architecture. This richly illustrated work shows, for the first time, how new ideas and new buildings arose from the interplay of photography and architecture—transforming how we see the world and how we act on it.

Photographic Architecture In The Twentieth Century

Author: Claire Zimmerman
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ISBN: 9781452939964
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One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photographyOCoso good at representing a buildingOCOs lines and planesOCoa necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted as a form of mass communication. Claire Zimmerman reveals how photography profoundly influenced architectural design in the past century, playing an instrumental role in the evolution of modern architecture. Her OC picture anthropologyOCO demonstrates how buildings changed irrevocably and substantially through their interaction with photography, beginning with the emergence of mass-printed photographically illustrated texts in Germany before World War II and concluding with the postwar age of commercial advertising. In taking up OC photographic architecture, OCO Zimmerman considers two interconnected topics: first, architectural photography and its circulation; and second, the impact of photography on architectural design. She describes how architectural photographic protocols developed in Germany in the early twentieth century, expanded significantly in the wartime and postwar diaspora, and accelerated dramatically with the advent of postmodernism. In modern architecture, she argues, how buildings looked and how photographs made them look overlapped in consequential ways. In architecture and photography, the modernist concepts that were visible to the largest number over the widest terrain with the greatest clarity carried the day. This richly illustrated work shows, for the first time, how new ideas and new buildings arose from the interplay of photography and architectureOCotransforming how we see the world and how we act on it."

Camera Constructs

Author: Andrew Higgott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351953508
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Photography and architecture have a uniquely powerful resonance - architectural form provides the camera with the subject for some of its most compelling imagery, while photography profoundly influences how architecture is represented, imagined and produced. Camera Constructs is the first book to reflect critically on the varied interactions of the different practices by which photographers, artists, architects, theorists and historians engage with the relationship of the camera to architecture, the city and the evolution of Modernism. The title thus on the one hand opposes the medium of photography and the materiality of construction - but on the other can be read as saying that the camera invariably constructs what it depicts: the photograph is not a simple representation of an external reality, but constructs its own meanings and reconstructs its subjects. Twenty-three essays by a wide range of historians and theorists are grouped under the themes of ’Modernism and the Published Photograph’, ’Architecture and the City Re-imagined’, ’Interpretative Constructs’ and ’Photography in Design Practices.’ They are preceded by an Introduction that comprehensively outlines the subject and elaborates on the diverse historical and theoretical contexts of the authors’ approaches. Camera Constructs provides a rich and highly original analysis of the relationship of photography to built form from the early modern period to the present day.

Le Corbusier

Author: Kenneth Frampton
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810934948
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An authoritative, visual exploration of the eminent twentieth-century architect's buildings features newly commissioned photography and includes coverage of such structures as the Chapel of Ronchamp and the Carpenter Arts Center.

Governing By Design

Author: Aggregate
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822977893
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Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves. In these chapters, historians offer their analysis on design as a vehicle for power and as a mediator of social currents. Power is defined through a variety of forms: modernization, obsolescence, technology, capital, ergonomics, biopolitics, and others. The chapters explore the diffusion of power through the establishment of norms and networks that frame human conduct, action, identity, and design. They follow design as it functions through the body, in the home, and at the state and international level. Overall, Aggregate views the intersection of architecture with the human need for what Foucault termed “governmentality”—societal rules, structures, repetition, and protocols—as a way to provide security and tame risk. Here, the conjunction of power and the power of design reinforces governmentality and infuses a sense of social permanence despite the exceedingly fluid nature of societies and the disintegration of cultural memory in the modern era.

Key Houses Of The Twentieth Century

Author: Colin Davies
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694636
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Featuring over 100 of the most significant and influential houses of the twentieth century, For each of the houses included there are numerous, accurate scale plans showing each floor, together with elevations, sections and site plans where appropriate. All of these have been specially drawn for this book and are based on the most up-to-date information and sources.

Key Urban Housing Of The Twentieth Century

Author: Hilary French
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393732467
Size: 69.92 MB
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A collection of housing designs built over the last hundred years, illustrating innovative approaches. Fourth in the Key series, with newly drawn plans suitable for study in architecture schools, this volume will appeal to students of urban design and planning as well as architecture. Key developments covered include early apartment blocks, the projects of European modernism, high-rise and large-scale schemes, and postmodernism. Exterior and interior photographs show materials, massing, and context. 150 color photographs, 500 line drawings.

The Oral History Of Modern Architecture

Author: John Peter
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN:
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This appealing and unprecedented book with compact disc tells the story of the development of modern architecture in the words of the people who created it. Comprised of interviews conducted over 40 years with more than 60 of the best architects and engineers. 200 photos. 72-minute CD.