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By Elie Haddad

1960, following because it did the final CIAM assembly, signalled a turning element for the fashionable move. From then on, structure used to be stimulated via seminal texts via Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave upward push to the 1st revisionary flow following Modernism. Bringing jointly top specialists within the box, this e-book presents a entire, serious review of the advancements in structure from 1960 to 2010. It includes components: the 1st part delivering a presentation of significant hobbies in structure after 1960, and the second one, a geographic survey that covers quite a lot of territories world wide. This ebook not just displays the various views of its a number of authors, but additionally charts a center path among the 'aesthetic' histories that research structure completely by way of its formal elements, and the extra 'ideological' histories that topic it to a critique that frequently skirts the dialogue of its formal points.

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59 By contrast, others among the Generation of ’56, like Aldo van Eyck, believed that the real threat to modern architecture was an internal enemy of a different kind: modernist urbanism and the system of thought behind it. As van Eyck put it: what is really wrong stems from the other enemy—the enemy of a system of analysis of “city”—of a creation of four keys, keys which don’t fit the lock … You can go to Amsterdam and drive for hours through kilometers funktionnelle stadt made up of the four keys of CIAM—but you cannot live there.

Lewis Mumford, “Function and Expression in Architecture,” Architectural Record 110 (Nov. 1951), 108. Edward R. De Zurko, Origins of Functionalist Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1957). 28 Robert Venturi (1965), Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1977), 34. Aldo Rossi (1966), The Architecture of the City, D. Ghirardo and J. ) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982), 46. Mario Gandelsonas (1976), “Neo-Functionalism,” Oppositions Reader, K. ) (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), 7; Peter Eisenman (1976), “Post-Functionalism,” Oppositions Reader, 9.

M. Richards, “The New Empiricism: Sweden’s Latest Style,” The Architectural Review (Jun. 1947), 199. 28 A Critical History Of Contemporary Architecture 31 Lewis Mumford, “Status Quo [The Bay Region Style],” New Yorker 23 (Oct. 11, 1947), 106. M. M. Richards’s essay “The New Empiricism” in “Status Quo” and seems to have been inspired by his ideas. 32 Museum of Modern Art, “What is Happening to Modern Architecture? A Symposium at the Museum of Modern Art,” Museum of Modern Art Bulletin 15 (Spring 1948), 9.

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