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Description - Privacy and Publicity by Beatriz Colomina

Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media. Architecture is more than buildings that we can experience firsthand, it also exists as a representation through drawings, photographs, writings, films, or advertising. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define 20th-century culture - the mass media - as the true site within which modern architecture was produced.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262531399
ISBN-10: 0262531399
Format: Paperback
(264mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 401
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Beatriz Colomina

Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the editor of Sexuality and Space, which was awarded the International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects. She is the coeditor of Cold War Hot Houses: Inventing Postwar Culture from Cockpit to Playboy. Her most recent book is Doble exposicion: Arquitectura a traves del arte.

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