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A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, 1960-2010. by Elie Haddad

By Elie Haddad

1960, following because it did the final CIAM assembly, signalled a turning aspect for the fashionable circulate. From then on, structure was once motivated by way of seminal texts through Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave upward thrust to the 1st revisionary flow following Modernism. Bringing jointly prime specialists within the box, this e-book offers a entire, serious evaluate of the advancements in structure from 1960 to 2010. It comprises components: the 1st part offering a presentation of significant hobbies in structure after 1960, and the second one, a geographic survey that covers quite a lot of territories around the globe. This publication not just displays the several views of its quite a few authors, but in addition charts a center path among the 'aesthetic' histories that learn structure completely when it comes to its formal points, and the extra 'ideological' histories that topic it to a critique that regularly skirts the dialogue of its formal elements.

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Googlelabs. com), which shows a precipitous rise in the use of the word around 1956, which peaked, curiously, around 2000. content=crisis&year_start=1800&year_end=2011&corpus=0&smoothing=1. Thomas Kuhn’s use of the term in his theory of intellectual change thus seems part of this context, but also gives some sense, if his theory has merit, of how the turmoil of the 1950s led to the revolutions of the 1960s. 19 Thomas Kuhn (1962), The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2nd edn (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970), 82.

He observed that compared with science, positivistic modern architecture and urbanism had been failures. ”16 From the “Functional Neurosis” to the New Empiricism After CIAM ’59, it became increasingly common to distinguish the “contemporary” architecture of the late twentieth century from the “modern” architecture of the first half. However, being nearly synonymous terms, the preference for one over the other indicated continuity as much as change. ”17 To use the term coined by Thomas Kuhn around 1959, the semantic shift from “modern” to “contemporary” represented a paradigm shift, a transformation in thinking which, according to Kuhn, does not require the complete rejection of the previous paradigm.

12 Undermining two decades of work by the Generation of ’28 to promote modern architecture and city planning ideals, these architects of the new generation rejected CIAM’s Functionalist City concept, with its “Four Functions” of dwelling, working, recreation, and circulation. ”13 Modern (or Contemporary) Architecture circa 1959 13 In the context of such an attack, it is hardly surprising that the Generation of ’56 was determined to bring CIAM to an end, and following a final meeting in Otterlo in 1959, the organization was declared dead.

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