Modern Architectural Theory, 1st Edition

  • Harry Francis Mallgrave
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481055
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481055
  • DDC: 720.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 522 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development. In this synthetic overview, Harry Mallgrave examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. He explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and, most importantly, considers the words of the architects themselves, as they contentiously shaped Western architecture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
1: Prelude.
2: The Enlightenment and Neoclassical Theory.
3: British Theory in the Eighteenth Century.
4: Neoclassicism and Historicism.
5: The Rise of German Theory.
6: Competing Directions at Midcentury.
7: Historicism in the United States.
8: The Arts and Crafts Movements.
9: Excursus on a Few of the Conceptual Foundations of Twentieth-Century German Modernism.
10: Modernism 1889–1914.
11: European Modernism 1917–1933.
12: American Modernism 1917–1934.
13: Depression, War, and Aftermath 1934–1958.
14: Challenges to Modernism in Europe 1959–1967.
15: Challenges to Modernism in America.
16: Epilogue.