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The Nature Parallel

Barry Bergdoll

Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. From 2007 to 2013, he served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Return of Nature : Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

Routledge, 2014

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... The Nature Parallel Barry Bergdoll What I present in the pages that follow operates quite differently from K. Michael Hays’s following analysis of Mies van der Rohe and the sublime, although I think that what I have to say will intersect...

Modernism – Institutional and phenomenal

Mark Crinson

Mark Crinson is Professor of Art History at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a board member of ABE Journal (Architecture Beyond Europe) and also vice-president of the European Architectural History Network. His previous books include Stirling and Gowan: Architecture from Austerity to Affluence (2012; winner of the Historians of British Art Prize, 2014) and Modern Architecture and the End of Empire (2003; winner of the Spiro Kostof Prize, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard J. Williams

Richard J. Williams is Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has written and edited several books, including Regenerating Culture and Society (2011) and After Modern Sculpture (2000), and is a frequent contributor to The Times Higher on architecture and urbanism related topics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Art History : A Historiography

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A large empty panel dominates the street façade of the Villa Schwob, an early building by Le Corbusier in his home town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland (Figure 3.1). The panel stares out like an open-air cinema screen or a never-used...

Next to Nothing

K. Michael Hays

K. Michael Hays is Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Return of Nature : Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

Routledge, 2014

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... Next to Nothing K. Michael Hays I wish to rewrite the oldest maxim of art theory, that art imitates nature. I shall rewrite it like this: Art (or in this case architecture) is mimetic of a Nature that does not exist; or, architecture...

Curtain Walls

Nicholas Holt

Nicholas Holt is a Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). He joined SOM in 1995 and oversees the technical efforts for all projects completed by the New York office. He is a senior leader in SOM’s High Performance Design Initiative, an internal think tank that is develop ing the standards and goals by which SOM will meet the net zero carbon, energy, waste and water goals of the coming years. He is also a Principal at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a research collaboration co-founded by SOM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tall Buildings Reference Book

Routledge, 2013

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... Curtain Walls Nicholas Holt The Curtain Wall In the broadest definition, a curtain wall is any non- natural light to penetrate, and making floor plates more bearing exterior wall system attached to, or hung on, a efficient and more...

Introduction

Hilde Heynen

Hilde Heynen is Professor of Architectural Theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sibyl Moholy-Nagy : Architecture, modernism and its discontents

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016

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...The history of modern architecture is populated by characters that never made it to the front stages of its main narratives. Few figures stand out – it is the nature of history writing that it concentrates on telling the story through...

Nature after Mies

Diane Lewis

Diane Lewis, Professor at Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, New York, founded Diane Lewis Architects, New York, in 1983. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Return of Nature : Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

Routledge, 2014

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... Nature after Mies Diane Lewis I By tracing a sequence of plans that directly address the issue of nature and the sublime, the definitive contributions made by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are clearly illuminated. Pivotal among...

Vernacular Architecture and the Uses of the Past

Hilde Heynen

Hilde Heynen is Professor of Architectural Theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sibyl Moholy-Nagy : Architecture, modernism and its discontents

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016

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...In a diary entry noted down on 10 July 1947, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy pondered the intellectual differences between her and her late husband. She recognized the value of his work and what it had taught her, but stressed at the same time that her...

Modernism and the Forces of History

Hilde Heynen

Hilde Heynen is Professor of Architectural Theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sibyl Moholy-Nagy : Architecture, modernism and its discontents

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016

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...From a very young age onwards, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy identified with progressive and avant-garde movements in Weimar Germany. As became clear in Chapter 1 (‘Life trajectory’), she saw herself as part of a group of artists and intellectuals who...

Postwar Modern Libraries: 1950s to 1970s

R. Thomas Hille

R. Thomas Hille is an architect, educator, and researcher based in Seattle, Washington, USA. His previous books on architecture and design include Modern Schools and Inside the Large-Small House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Public Library : Design Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2019

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... 114 Grosse Pointe Public Library Grosse Pointe, Michigan Marcel Breuer 1953 118 North End Branch Library Boston, Massachusetts Carl Koch 1965 120 Magnolia Branch Library Seattle, Washington Kirk Wallace McKinley 1964 122 Cincinnati Main...