Space, Hope, and Brutalism

English Architecture, 1945-1975

Author: Elain Harwood

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300204469

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest café. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated. Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.

Libraries of Light

British public library design in the long 1960s

Author: Alistair Black

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317105346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book, Alistair Black argues that the architectural modernism of the post-war years was symptomatic of the age’s spirit of renewal. In the 1960s, public libraries truly became ‘libraries of light’, and Black further explains how this phrase not only describes the shining new library designs – with their open-plan, decluttered, Scandinavian-inspired designs – but also serves as a metaphor for the public library’s role as a beacon of social egalitarianism and cultural universalism. A sequel to Books, Buildings and Social Engineering (2009), Black's new book takes his fascinating story of the design of British public libraries into the era of architectural modernism.

Ugliness and Judgment

On Architecture in the Public Eye

Author: Timothy Hyde

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691192642

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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A novel interpretation of architecture, ugliness, and the social consequences of aesthetic judgment When buildings are deemed ugly, what are the consequences? In Ugliness and Judgment, Timothy Hyde considers the role of aesthetic judgment—and its concern for ugliness—in architectural debates and their resulting social effects across three centuries of British architectural history. From eighteenth-century ideas about Stonehenge to Prince Charles’s opinions about the National Gallery, Hyde uncovers a new story of aesthetic judgment, where arguments about architectural ugliness do not pertain solely to buildings or assessments of style, but intrude into other spheres of civil society. Hyde explores how accidental and willful conditions of ugliness—including the gothic revival Houses of Parliament, the brutalist concrete of the South Bank, and the historicist novelty of Number One Poultry—have been debated in parliamentary committees, courtrooms, and public inquiries. He recounts how architects such as Christopher Wren, John Soane, James Stirling, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe have been summoned by tribunals of aesthetic judgment. With his novel scrutiny of lawsuits for libel, changing paradigms of nuisance law, and conventions of monarchical privilege, he shows how aesthetic judgments have become entangled in wider assessments of art, science, religion, political economy, and the state. Moving beyond superficialities of taste in order to see how architectural improprieties enable architecture to participate in social transformations, Ugliness and Judgment sheds new light on the role of aesthetic measurement in our world.

The Art of Brutalism

Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain

Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300222742

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 297

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While most famously associated with numerous mid-century architects, Brutalism was a style of visual art that was also adopted by painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. Taking into account Brutalist work by eminent artists such as Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as lesser-known practitioners like Nigel Henderson and Magda Cordell , this volume focuses on a ten-year period between 1952 and 1962 when artists refused a programmatic set of aesthetics and began experimenting with images that had no set focal point, using non-traditional materials like bombsite debris in their work, and producing objects that were characterized by wit and energy along with anxiety, trauma, and melancholia. This original study offers insights into how Brutalism enabled British artists of the mid-20th century to respond ethically and aesthetically to the challenges posed by the rise of consumer culture and unbridled technological progress.

Brutalism Resurgent

Author: Julia Gatley,Stuart King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317228278

Category: Architecture

Page: 148

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Brutalism had its origins in béton brut – concrete in the raw – and thus in the post-war work of Le Corbusier. The British architects Alison and Peter Smithson used the term "New Brutalism" from 1953, claiming that if their house in Soho had been built, "it would have been the first exponent of the ‘New Brutalism’ in England". Reyner Banham famously gave the movement a series of characteristics, including the clear expression of a building’s structure and services, and the honest use of materials in their "as-found" condition. The Smithsons and Banham promoted the New Brutalism as ethic rather than aesthetic, privileging truth to structure, materials and services and the gritty reality of the working classes over the concerns of the bourgeoisie. But Brutalist architecture changed as it was taken up by others, giving rise to more sculptural buildings flaunting their raw materials, including off-form concrete, often in conjunction with bold structural members. While Brutalism fell out of vogue in the 1980s, recent years have seen renewed admiration for it. This volume is consistent with this broader resurgence, presenting new scholarship on Brutalist architects and projects from Skopje to Sydney, and from Harvard to Haringey. It will appeal to readers interested in twentieth-century architecture, and modern and post-war heritage. This book was originally published as a special issue of Fabrications: the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

England's Post-War Listed Buildings

Author: Elain Harwood

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941464

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

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England's Post-War Listed Buildings is a comprehensive and stylish guide to over 500 of the country's most striking and historically relevant architectural gems, from private houses to schools, churches, military buildings, monuments and parks. Listed buildings include traditional works by Raymond Erith and Donald McMorran and many of the 'pop icons' of the 1960s (including Centre Point). Also featured are internationally outstanding modern works like Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building and Foster Associates' offices for Willis Faber Dumas in Ipswich. This fully updated and expanded edition contains numerous new entries arranged in an accessible, regional structure, as well as features on telephone boxes, landscapes, memorials and sculptures. Each entry is illustrated with photographs and includes information on architect, date of construction and listing grade date, as well as a detailed description of the site and what makes it unique.

Post-Modern Buildings in Britain

Author: Geraint Franklin,Elain Harwood

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944502

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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An illuminating look at a controversial architectural style – and its finest examples Post-modernism was the 1980s’ counter to Brutalism but fell out of fashion until its best buildings began to disappear. Now is the time to reassess its values. Historians Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood discuss its background and key architects before celebrating Britain's finest examples. Individual entries are beautifully illustrated, many with new photography, including the SIS Building made famous by James Bond, John Outram’s awe-inspiring pumping station in London's Docklands and Judge Institute in Cambridge, and the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford, including No.1 Poultry – an extraordinary corner of the City that in 2016 became England’s youngest listed building.

Was zu dir gehört

Roman

Author: Garth Greenwell

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259600

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Ein amerikanischer Expat betritt die öffentlichen Toiletten des Kulturpalasts von Sofia, Bulgarien. Dort unten, wo niemand einfach so hingeht, trifft er Mitko, der Charisma ausstrahlt und Gefahr. Der Amerikaner bezahlt Mitko für Sex und trifft ihn danach immer wieder, gefangen in seinem Begehren und in einer Beziehung, in der Zärtlichkeit umzuschlagen droht in Gewalt. Und während er sich seiner komplizierten Vergangenheit stellen muss, kann er weder seinem Verlangen entkommen noch den Privilegien als Ausländer, die ihn von Mitko trennen. "Was zu dir gehört" ist ein tiefberührender Roman über die Macht von Scham und Sehnsucht. Und über eine Liebe entgegen jeder Wahrscheinlichkeit.

Wörterbuch Design

Begriffliche Perspektiven des Design

Author: Michael Erlhoff,Timothy Marshall

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764381426

Category: Design

Page: 472

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Dieses Wörterbuch bietet die interessante und kategoriale Grundlage für einen ernsthaften internationalen Diskurs über Design. Es ist das Handbuch für alle, die mit Design beruflich und in der Ausbildung zu tun haben, sich dafür interessieren, sich daran vergnügen und Design begreifen wollen. Über 100 Autorinnen und Autoren u.a. aus Japan, Österreich, England, Deutschland, Australien, aus der Schweiz, den Niederlanden und aus den USA haben für dieses Design-Wörterbuch Originalbeiträge geschrieben und bieten so bei aller kulturellen Differenz mögliche Erörterungen an, sich über wesentliche Kategorien des Design und somit über Design grundlegend zu verständigen. Es umfasst sowohl die teilweise noch jungen Begriffe aktueller Diskussionen als auch Klassiker der Design-Diskurse. – Ein praktisches Buch, das sowohl Wissenschaftscharakter hat als auch ein Buch zum Blättern und Lesen ist.

Eric Lyons and Span

Author: Barbara Simms

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Due to popular demand we are delighted to offer Eric Lyons and Span once again. Lavishly illustrated and deeply researched, this book celebrates the work of the architect Eric Lyons OBE (1912-1980), whose famous post-war housing - that today would be marketed as 'lifestyle housing' - is as well loved today as it was vibrantly successful when first constructed. Built almost entirely for Span Developments, its mission was to provide an affordable environment "that gave people a lift". Influenced by Walter Gropius, Lyons brought a commitment to high density housing and the idea of fostering community into his Span work without compromising his intuitive sensitivity for landscape. His success brought the practice an impressive array of awards and led to a term as President of the RIBA. The enduring success of his design philosophy can be traced forward to 2005, when Span received a special Housing Design Award given to schemes that meet the current Sustainable Communities Plan. Indeed, the concept of Span mirrors current best practice thinking in housing design and continues to offer a fresh, relevant challenge to volume housebuilders in Britain today. This book serves as a lively reminder of that fact. Written by distinguished historians, practitioners and Span enthusiasts, the book has been researched using the archive compiled by Ivor Cunningham, one of Lyons ex-partners while a detailed gazetteer contains scale plan drawings of many of Spans housing templates. This ever-popular title has sold over 2000 copies since it was first published in 2006. Now back in print from August 2012.

Die Villa der Zaubertiere, Band 02

Ein Nest voller Überraschungen

Author: Kallie George

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505137936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Ein Heim voller magischer Tiere: Winzig kleine Feenpferde, zuckersüße Einhörner und eine glückskleegrüne Katze. Seit Feli in der Villa der Zaubertiere aushilft, kann sie eigentlich nichts mehr überraschen – bis das große, gepunktete Ei schlüpft, daHerr Jams von einer Reise mitgebracht hat. Der Schlüpfling scheint sehr schüchtern zu sein, jedenfalls kann Feli ihn nirgendwo entdecken! Dabei hat sie gerade alle Hände voll mit dem frechen Hexenkätzchen-Quartett zu tun, das jemand einfach vor dem Tor der Villa ausgesetzt hat ...

Der LEGO®-Architekt

Baustile mit LEGO kennenlernen und nachbauen

Author: Tom Alphin

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960882025

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Werde LEGO®-Architekt! Begebe dich auf eine Reise durch die Architekturgeschichte: Lerne Baustile vom Neoklassizismus über Modernismus bis hin zu High-Tech-Lösungen kennen – verwirklicht mit LEGO. Anleitungen für 12 Modelle in verschiedenen Architekturstilen laden zum Nachbau ein und inspirieren dich zu eigenen Bauwerken. Dieses Buch ist von der LEGO-Gruppe weder unterstützt noch autorisiert worden.

Eine Muster-Sprache

Städte, Gebäude, Konstruktion

Author: Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854095682

Category:

Page: 1272

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