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Author Long, Christopher (Christopher Alan), 1957- author

Title The new space : movement and experience in Viennese modern architecture / Christopher Long ; photographs by Wolfgang Thaler
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 246 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), plans
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Architecture)
Contents 1: The Essence of Architectural Creation -- 2: Thoughts on Designing a Ground Plan -- 3: Raumplan and Movement -- 4: The Possibilities of Nonorthogonality -- 5: Domesticating the Raumplan -- 6: Experiments in Volume and Movement -- 7: The Punctuated Path -- 8: The House as Path and Place -- 9: The Apotheosis of Raumplan and Path -- 10: Accidental Space -- CODA -- APPENDIX: Essays by Oskar Strnad, Heinrich Kulka, and Josef Frank
Summary Scholars have long stressed the problem of ornament and expression when considering Viennese modernism. By the first decade of the 20th century, however, the avant-garde had shifted its focus from the surface to the interior. Adolf Loos (1870-1933), together with Josef Frank (1885-1967) and Oskar Strnad (1879-1935), led this generation of architects to interpret modernism through culture and lifestyle. They were interested in the experience of architectural space: how it could be navigated, inhabited, and designed to reflect the modern way of life while also offering respite from it.The New Space traces the theoretical conversation about space carried out in the writings and built works of Loos, Frank, and Strnad over four decades. The three ultimately explored what Le Corbusier would later-independently-term the architectural promenade. Lavishly illustrated with new photography and architectural plans, this important book enhances our understanding of the development of modernism and of architectural theory and practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) and index
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Subject Frank, Josef, 1885-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Loos, Adolf, 1870-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Strnad, Oskar, 1879-1935 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architects -- Austria -- Vienna -- History.
Architecture -- Austria -- Vienna -- History.
Architecture, Domestic -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Austria -- Vienna.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Thaler, Wolfgang, illustrator
ISBN 0300223927 (electronic bk.)
9780300223927 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Movement and experience in Viennese modern architecture