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‘Flash Gordon’ and American Auto Design in the 1950S

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Prologue Peter and I first met at ‘Expo ’67’ in Montreal. He was a special guest of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) and I was the organizer...

Shopping towns Europe, 1945–1975

Janina Gosseye

Janina Gosseye is a postdoctoral research fellow at TUDelft, the Netherlands. She has co-edited several books, including Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945-1975 (2015), Water Urbanisms (2008), Reclaiming (the Urbanism of) Mumbai (2009) and The Specific and the Singular – Architecture in Flanders (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tom Avermaete

Tom Avermaete is professor of architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands. He is the author of Another Modern: the Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods (2005), and co-editor of Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future (2010) and Structuralism Reloaded: Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The shopping center is one of the few new building types created in our time . … Because shopping centers represent groupings of structures and because of the underlying cooperative spirit involved, the need for environmental planning...

A Pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: Ritual, Tourism and Propaganda in Franco's Spain

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...Introduction On 18 July 1936 a group of right-wing generals launched a military uprising aiming to topple the democratically elected left-wing coalition government that led the Spanish Republic. This was the beginning of the Spanish Civil...

The Council of Industrial Design: Official Articulations of Street Furniture Design

Eleanor Herring

Eleanor Herring lectures in design history at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in product design at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and in fashion and sustainability at ESMOD, Berlin, Germany. She has published articles in various edited volumes and conference proceedings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Street Furniture Design : Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...By the early 1940s, the view that an official machine was necessary to ensure better standards in design was shared by many parties, both in and outside of government. Neither the Design and Industries Association nor the Council for Art...

Ugly America and Architecture on the Highway: A Time-Life View of the 1950s and 1960s

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...For more than four decades in the middle of the twentieth century, Life served as a “show-book of the world,” in the words of publisher Henry Luce, who launched the magazine in 1936 as a pictorial compliment to Time, the successful...

The Lijnbaan in Rotterdam: A sound urban form against city disruption

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...On 14 May 1940, in the early days of the Second World War, the city centre of Rotterdam was annihilated by German airstrikes to break the Dutch resistance to the Nazi invasion. The following day, after threats of bombing other cities...

The Climate Control Project: Modernism and Microclimatology, 1947–1952

Daniel A. Barber

Daniel A. Barber is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Penn Design. He is an architectural historian with a research interest in the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the twentieth century. He is a leading voice in the field’s increasing interest in environmental concerns on both historical and theoretical terms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Energy Accounts : Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future

Routledge, 2017

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... The Climate Control Project: Modernism and Microclimatology, 1947–1952 Daniel A. Barber In October 1949, the shelter magazine House Beautiful launched the Climate Control Project, a two-and-a-half year long series of articles intended...

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The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...I I am very honoured by your invitation to give the Reyner Banham memorial lecture. Honoured and moved, since Banham occupies a very important place in my formation as an architectural...