Architecture and Modernity by Hilde Heynen
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Architecture and Modernity
By Hilde Heynen

Architecture and Modernity

A Critique

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Architecture and Modernity by Hilde Heynen

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In this exploration of the relationship between modernity, dwelling, and architecture, Hilde Heynen attempts to bridge the gap between the discourse of the modern movement and cultural theories of modernity. On one hand, she discusses architecture from the perspective of critical theory, and on the other, she modifies positions within critical theory by linking them with architecture. She assesses architecture as a cultural field that structures daily life and that embodies major contradictions inherent in modernity, arguing that architecture nonetheless has a certain capacity to adopt a critical stance vis-a-vis modernity. Besides presenting a theoretical discussion of the relation between architecture, modernity, and dwelling, the book provides architectural students with an introduction to the discourse of critical theory. The subchapters on Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, and the Venice School (Tafuri, Dal Co, Cacciari) can be studied independently for this purpose.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262581899
ISBN-10: 0262581892
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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