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Title Across space and time : architecture and the politics of modifernity / Patrick Haughey, editor
Published London : Routledge, ©2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 304 pages) : illustrations, text file, PDF
Contents Chapter 1 Identity Tectonics: Contested Modifernities of Java and Bali / Robert Cowherd -- chapter 2 Carceral Capital: The Prison Industrial Complex in Colonial India / Mira Rai Waits -- chapter 3 The City as Business Plan: Bata from Batangar to the Calcutta Riverside Markéta Brezovská -- chapter 4 Sir John Summerson and the Art of Modifern Storytelling: Radio, Architecture, and Democratic Culture / Shundana Yusuf -- chapter 5 Drawing Out a Modifern Point of View: Projecting Architecture through Simultaneity, Abstraction, Dissection, and Montage / Hilary Bryon -- chapter 6 A Found 2Desert3 and an Imagined 2Garden3: Modifernity, Landscapes, and Architecture in Southern Georgia’s Longleaf Pine Forest, 1865–1920 / Mark V. Wetherington -- chapter 7 2Houses Will Be Built Everywhere3: Modifernity and Urban Space in the Press, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1884–1914 / James William Goodwin Junior -- chapter 8 Le Corbusier, Architecture, and Eugenics: From France to Brazil and Back / Fabiola López-Durán -- chapter 9 Expressions of Political Power: Case del fascio, Modifernism, and Vernacular Traditions / Lucy Maulsby -- chapter 10 Zoning and the Controlled Space of Modifernity / Matthew Heins -- chapter 11 Held in Suspension: Competing Discourses on Urban Modifernity in 1960s Slovenia, Yugoslavia / Veronica E. Aplenc -- chapter 12 The Triconch and Stibadium in Late Roman and Early Christian Architecture: A Considiferation of Assertions of Modifernity / Lynda Mulvin -- chapter 13 When Art History Was Global: Helen Gardner’s Art through the Ages in 1948 / Barbara Jaffee -- chapter 14 The Politics of Architecture and History in the Anthropocene / Patrick Haughey
Summary "Modifernity tends to be considifered a mostly Western, chronologically recent concept. Looking at locations in Brazil, Java, India, Georgia, and Yugoslavia, among others, Across Space and Time provides architectural and cultural evidence that modifernity has had an impact across the globe and for much longer than previously conceived. This volume moves through space and time to illustrate the way global modifernity has been negotiated through architecture, urban planning, design pedagogies, preservation, and art history in diverse locations around the world. Bringing together emerging and established architecture and art history scholars, each chapter focuses on a particular site where modifernity was defined, challenged, or reinterpreted. The contributors examine how architectures, landscapes, and design thinking influence and are influenced by conflicts between cultural, economic, technological, and political forces. By invoking well-researched histories to ground their work in a post-colonial critique, they closely examine many prevailing myths of modifernity. Notable topics include emerging architectural history in the Indian subcontinent and the connection between climate change and architecture. Ultimately, Across Space and Time contributes to the ongoing critique of architecture and its history, both as a discipline and within the academy. The authors insist that architecture is more than a style. It is a powerful expression of representational power that reveals how a society negotiates its progress."--Provided by publisher
Notes First published 2017 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture and society -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- History -- 21st century
Architecture and society.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Haughey, Patrick, editor...
ISBN 1351534106