A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010.

Author: Dr Elie G Haddad

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472429377

Category: Architecture

Page: 530

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This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.
Categories: Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture

1960-2010 Elie G. Haddad, David Rifkind. practice have also received large commissions including Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, I.M. Pei, Jesse Reiser, Asymptote, Rafael Vinoly, UN Studio and ...

Author: Elie G. Haddad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351962599

Category: Architecture

Page: 536

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1960, following as it did the last CIAM meeting, signalled a turning point for the Modern Movement. From then on, architecture was influenced by seminal texts by Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave rise to the first revisionary movement following Modernism. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. It consists of two parts: the first section providing a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.
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The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind s Berlin Jewish Museum

The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind s Berlin Jewish Museum

Laurence, 'Modern (or Contemporary) Architecture circa 1959', in A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 19602010, ed. Haddad and Rifkind, 16. 8. Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, intro.

Author: Arleen Ionescu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137538314

Category: History

Page: 305

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This book is a detailed critical study of Libeskind’s Berlin Jewish Museum in its historical, architectural and philosophical context. Emphasizing how the Holocaust changed our perception of history, memory, witnessing and representation, it develops the notion of ‘memorial ethics’ to explore the Museum’s difference from more conventional post-World War Two commemorative sites. The main focus is on the Museum as an experience of the materiality of trauma which engages the visitor in a performative duty to remember. Arleen Ionescu builds on Levinas’s idea of ‘ethics as optics’ to show how Libeskind’s Museum becomes a testimony to the unpresentable Other. Ionescu also extends the Museum’s experiential dimension by proposing her own subjective walk through Libeskind’s space reimagined as a ‘literary museum’. Featuring reflections on texts by Beckett, Celan, Derrida, Kafka, Blanchot, Wiesel and Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (Celan’s cousin), this virtual tour concludes with a brief account of Libeskind’s analogous ‘healing project’ for Ground Zero.
Categories: History

The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture

Haddad, E. and Rifkind, D. (eds) (2014) A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, 19602010, New York: Routledge. Jencks, C. and Kropf, K. (eds) (1997) Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary Architecture, London: Thames and ...

Author: Swati Chattopadhyay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317422655

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture convenes a wide array of critical voices from architecture, art history, urbanism, geography, anthropology, media and performance studies, computer science, bio-engineering, environmental studies, and sociology that help us understand the meaning and significance of global architecture of the twenty-first century. New chapters by 36 contributors illustrated with over 140 black-and-white images are assembled in six parts concerning both real and virtual spaces: design, materiality, alterity, technologies, cityscapes, and practice.
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Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf

Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf

29 Stanford Anderson, “Ar itectural History in S ools of Ar itecture”, Journal of the Society of Architectural ... “Postcolonial eories in Ar itecture”, in A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, 19602010, eds.

Author: Roberto Fabbri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000455571

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf offers a timely and engaging discussion on architectural production in the modernization era in the Arabian Peninsula. Focusing on the 20th century as a starting point, the book explores the display of transnational architectural practices resulting in different notions of locality, cosmopolitanism, and modernity. Contextually, with an eye on the present, the book reflects on the initiatives that recently re-engaged with the once ville moderne which, meanwhile, lost its pivotal function and meaning. A city within a bigger city, the urban fabric produced during the modernization era has the potential to narrate the social growth, East–West dynamics, and citizens’ memories of the recent past. Reading obsolescence as an opportunity, the book looks into this topic from a cross-country perspective. It maps, reads and analyses the notion of modern heritage in relation to the contemporary city and looks beyond physical transformations to embrace cultural practices and strategies of urban re-appropriation. It interrogates the value of modern architecture in the non-West, examining how academic research is expanding the debate on Gulf urbanism, and describes how practices of reuse could foster rethinking neglected areas, also addressing land consumption in the GCC. Presenting a diverse and geographically inclusive authorship, which combines established and up-and-coming researchers in the field, this is an important reference for academics and upper-level students interested in heritage studies, post-colonial urbanism, and architecture in the non-West.
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Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Iran

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Iran

'What is needed is a “pragmatic sense of place” that integrates an appreciation of place identity with an understanding of extensibility. ... In: Hadda EG, Rifkind D (eds) A critical history of contemporary architecture 19602010.

Author: M. Reza Shirazi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319721859

Category: Science

Page: 193

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This book presents an in-depth critical analysis of the internationally recognized, place-specific works of three Iranian architects (Nader Ardalan, Kamran Diba and Hossein Amanat) during the 60s and 70s, and their significant contribution to the emerging anti-modernist discourse.It argues that from the mid-19th century onwards architecture and urban design in Iran has been oscillated between two extremes of modernity and tradition. Drawing on the theory of ‘critical regionalism’ (Kenneth Frampton), the book critically analyses writings and works of the above-mentioned architects and contends that they created a ‘space-in-between’ which unified two extremes of tradition and modernity in a creative way (Khalq-i Jadid: New Creation). The book also contains three in-depth interviews with architects to discuss their singular narrative of the creation of ‘in-between’. A concluding chapter addresses the promises of critical regionalist architecture and urban design in post-Revolutionary Iran as well as the Middle East, where the dichotomy of tradition and modernity is yet a valid account.
Categories: Science

Time Frames

Time Frames

37–52; Panayotis Tournikiotis, The Historiography of Modern Architecture (Cambridge, MA: The Mit Press, 1999); A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture (19602010), edited by Elie G. Haddad and David Rifkind (Farnham: Ashgate, ...

Author: Ugo Carughi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351980357

Category: Architecture

Page: 532

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Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a brief history of national approaches, a linkography and a short bibliography. The book also provides a short critical lexicography, with 12 papers written by scholars and experts including topics on identities, heritages, conservation, memories and the economy. By examining the methods used to designate building as heritage sites across the continents, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current protection policies of twentieth-century architecture as well as the role of architectural history.
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Canada

Canada

Modern Architectures in History Michelangelo Sabatino, Rhodri Windsor Liscombe ... 1966) Haddad, Elie, and David Rifkind, A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, 19602010 (Farnham, 2014) Haight, Susan, 'Machines in Suburban ...

Author: Michelangelo Sabatino

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780236797

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Canada is a country of massive size, of diverse geographical features and an equally diverse population—all features that are magnificently reflected in its architecture. In this book, Rhodri Windsor Liscombe and Michelangelo Sabatino offer a richly informative history of Canadian architecture that celebrates and explores the country’s many contributions to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas. A distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced during the twentieth century, one informed by a liberal, hybrid, and pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language and more on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production, they map the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in the late 1880s through to the present. Along the way they discuss architecture within the broader contexts of political, industrial, and sociocultural evolution; the urban-suburban expansion; and new building technologies. Examining the works of architects and firms such as ARCOP, Eric Arthur, Ernest Cormier, Brigitte Shim, and Howard Sutcliffe, this book brings Canadian architecture chronologically and thematically to life.
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A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture

2 I should like to thank Elie Haddad for sharing with me his unpublished paper, Architecture in Lebanon (1970–2005). ... In E. Haddad and D. Rifkind (eds), A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture (19602010). London: Ashgate.

Author: Finbarr Barry Flood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119068570

Category: Art

Page: 1448

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The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of access and interpretation to Islamic art. The more than 50 newly commissioned essays revisit canonical topics, and include original approaches and scholarship on neglected aspects of the field. This two-volume Companion showcases more than 50 specially commissioned essays and an introduction that survey Islamic art and architecture in all its traditional grandeur Essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm that remaps the unprecedented expansion of the field and reflects the nuances of major artistic and political developments during the 1400-year span The Companion represents recent developments in the field, and encourages future horizons by commissioning innovative essays that provide fresh perspectives on canonical subjects, such as early Islamic art, sacred spaces, palaces, urbanism, ornament, arts of the book, and the portable arts while introducing others that have been previously neglected, including unexplored geographies and periods, transregional connectivities, talismans and magic, consumption and networks of portability, museums and collecting, and contemporary art worlds; the essays entail strong comparative and historiographic dimensions The volumes are accompanied by a map, and each subsection is preceded by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question The volumes include periods and regions typically excluded from survey books including modern and contemporary art-architecture; China, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sicily, the New World (Americas)
Categories: Art

Berlin Contemporary

Berlin Contemporary

18 Elie Haddad and David Rifkind, eds., A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 19602010 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014). Swati Chattopadhyay and Jeremy White, eds., The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary ...

Author: Julia Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367533

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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For years following reunification, Berlin was the largest construction site in Europe, with striking new architecture proliferating throughout the city in the 1990s and early 2000s. Among the most visible and the most contested of the new projects were those designed for the national government and its related functions. Berlin Contemporary explores these buildings and plans, tracing their antecedents while also situating their iconic forms and influential designers within the spectacular world of global contemporary architecture. Close studies of these sites, including the Reichstag, the Chancellery, and the reconstruction of the Berlin Stadtschloss (now known as the Humboldt Forum), demonstrate the complexity of Berlin's political and architectural “rebuilding”-and reveal the intricate historical negotiations that architecture was summoned to perform.
Categories: Architecture