Modernity: Enlightenment and Revolution + ideal and unforeseen consequence by Christopher TadgellModernity: Enlightenment and Revolution + ideal and unforeseen consequence by Christopher Tadgell

Modernity: Enlightenment and Revolution + ideal and unforeseen consequence

byChristopher TadgellEditorChristopher Tadgell

Hardcover | October 30, 2015

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The seventh book in the Architecture in Context series, this is a comprehensive survey of European architecture from the pre-dawn of the Enlightenment in early Georgian England to the triumph of Brutalism in the seventh decade of the twentieth century.

The three main sections of the book are preceded by a concise introduction isolating the key philosophical or political theories which dominated the period: in particular Enlightenment and industrialization. The first section covers Anglo-Palladianism, French academic rationalism, their Neoclassical developments and the aspiration to the Sublime. This first part of the book develops the major strand of eclecticism before progressing to Historicism in the second, the choice of style seen to be relevant to a given commission, and the impact of industrial building techniques. The third and final part begins with Design Reform in reaction to industrialism and then proceeds to Design Reform in response to the reactionaries, but they too continue to make their mark as the chronicle progresses. The epilogue covers developments from the advent of the Postmodernists and their High-Tech adversaries to the diversity of formal and technological games played out towards the end of the century.

The many great architects and designers whose work both defines and illustrates the themes of the book include visionaries like Soane, Boull'and Schinkel, entrepreneurial innovators such as the Adams brothers and Repton, engineers of the age of iron including Eiffel, Paxton and B'nger, and 20th-century giants ' Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier among numerous others.

Born in Sydney,Chistopher Tadgellstudied art history at the Courtauld Institute in London and subsequently taught architectural history for almost thirty years before devoting himself full time to writing and research, travelling worldwide to examine and photograph buildings from every tradition and period. He is a Trustee of the World...
Title:Modernity: Enlightenment and Revolution + ideal and unforeseen consequenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1008 pages, 8.4 × 7.3 × 2.7 inPublished:October 30, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415813298

ISBN - 13:9780415813297


Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: 18th-Century Rationalism and Romanticism Context: History to Napoleon  1.1 Augustan Prelude  1.2 Pursuit of Perfection in France  1.3 Rome Reviewed, Athens Revealed and Eclectic Diversity in Britain  1.4 The Sublime, the Visionary and Radical Eclecticism  Part 2: 19th-Century Historicism and the Industrial Revolution  Context: History to 1914  2.1 Bonaparte and Restored Bourbons  2.2 The British at Home and in the East  2.3 Proteg'of German Rulers and their Tsarist Relatives  2.4 United States  2.5 Architecture of Revival and Engineering Part 3: Design Reformers and Reactionaries Context: History of Cataclysm to the New Millennium Design Reform  3.1 From Arts and Crafts to Art Nouveau  3.2 Bauhaus to Brutalism  3.3 Augean Coda  Further Reading.  Index