This book presents a compelling examination of underlying issues in mid to late twentieth century architecture practice and theory. The book combines textual analysis and close readings of influential projects and writing from the second half of the twentieth century to reveal new alignments and potentialities in architecture’s recent past as a contribution to identifying future possibilities. Three formal preoccupations and conceptual orientations are used as guiding threads or trajectories. These three trajectories – the plan as conceptual device, sensation, and modernist temporality – serve to organise individual chapters in the central sections of the book and provide a new lens to the study of period work, revealing architectural conditions and consequent spatial effects little explored to date. Influential built and unbuilt projects of Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn, John Hejduk, Peter Eisenman, and Zaha Hadid are interrogated and their capacity to render specific ideas and formal devices demonstrated. Framing chapters discuss the question of architectural knowledge and postulate on potential impacts for practice and future academic agendas.
|Place of Publication||Milton Park|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||184|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367444266, 9780367444259|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Apr 2023|