CCCP. Ediz. italiana, spagnola e portoghese


Author: Frédéric Chaubin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836565066
Category: Architecture
Page: 448
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CCCP

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836565059
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 448
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An unrivaled photographic journey through time and geography, Frédéric Chaubin's Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed gathers 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics, each built between 1970 and 1990. In their local exoticism, outlandish ideologies, and puzzle of styles, these vast, weird, and wonderful buildings are extraordinary...

CCCP

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836565059
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 448
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An unrivaled photographic journey through time and geography, Frédéric Chaubin's Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed gathers 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics, each built between 1970 and 1990. In their local exoticism, outlandish ideologies, and puzzle of styles, these vast, weird, and wonderful buildings are extraordinary...

Un Mundo Brutal (This Brutal World) (Spanish Edition)


Author: Peter Chadwick
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714872292
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Un nuevo y amplio ensayo sobre este admirado estilo en la arquitectura, con ejemplos de sus comienzos "brutales" en los años 50 hasta nuestros días. Nos presenta muchos edificios brutalistas casi desconocidos del antiguo bloque comunista de Europa y de otros lugares del planeta. Contiene el trabajo de los grandes arquitectos contemporáneos como Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Herzog & de Meuron, John Pawson, Jean Nouvel, Toyo Ito, Peter Zumthor, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Heatherwick, Rem Koolhaas / OMA, Peter Eisenman, O Tadao Ando. Contiene el trabajo de los grandes maestros del siglo XX como: Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Badi, Arne Jacobsen, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, o Carlo Scarpa. Este libro reinventa el término arquitectura brutalista y lo amplia a un estilo, una actitud a la hora de diseñar un edificio.

Música de la arquitectura


Author: Iannis Xenakis
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 8446024128
Category: Architecture
Page: 448
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El presente volumen reúne por primera vez los escritos que Xenakis, una de las figuras más destacadas de la cultura europea de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, consagró a la arquitectura y a las relaciones entre esta disciplina y la música. El examen de sus archivos personales ha desvelado, entre otras cosas, la riqueza de este material -artículos, cartas, conferencias, escritos teóricos, reflexiones programáicas-, que completa los propios bocetos y proyectos arquitectónicos. Los originales de Xenakis (presentados y comentados por Sharon Kanach) se articulan en cuatro apartados: Los años Le Corbusier, La ciudad cósmica y otros escritos, Xenakis, arquitecto independiente y Los Politopos. La documentación se completa con un índice crítico ilustrado del conjunto de proyectos y obra realizada (Sven Sterken), una amplia bibliografía (Makis Solomos) y un cuadro cronológico.

Arquitectura y magia

consideraciones sobre la idea de El Escorial
Author: René Taylor
Publisher: Siruela
ISBN: 9788478442423
Category: Architecture
Page: 223
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Arquitectura y magia es la investigación definitiva del profesor René Taylor sobre los misterios conceptuales que encierra El Escorial. Sostiene Taylor que Felipe II y Juan de Herrera eran hombres de su tiempo y, en consecuencia, abiertos a ciertas ideas de carácter arcano muy diseminadas entonces entre los individuos más cultos, ideas que posiblemente influyeron en el desarrollo de El Escorial. En las piedras, en los frescos y aun en la planta de este templo singular perviven, según Taylor, significados ocultos que sólo cabe descifrar con los criterios de quienes entendían la construcción de un edificio como el producto de una operación mágica. El autor complementa este brillante ensayo con varios y curiosos apéndices, entre los que figura cierto documento insólito: el Prognosticon, un detallado horóscopo que el Dr. Matías Haco Sumbergense escribió para Felipe II. René Taylor (Londres, 1916-Ponce, 1997), hispanista de renombre internacional, fue discípulo de Wittkower en la Universidad de Londres y director emérito del Museo de Arte de Ponce (Puerto Rico). En 1933 se trasladó a Barcelona, hasta el inicio de la guerra civil, y en 1941 se doctoró en Londres. Coautor del volumen Dios, arquitecto, que integra la edición de El templo de Salomón según Prado y Villalpando (Siruela, 1991), entre sus numerosas aportaciones científicas al mejor conocimiento de la arquitectura española del Renacimiento y del Barroco destacan sus artículos, ya clásicos, consagrados a Villalpando.

Mayas

guía de arquitectura y paisaje
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Central America
Page: 585
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Second World Postmodernisms

Architecture and Society under Late Socialism
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350014435
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
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If postmodernism is indeed 'the cultural logic of late capitalism', why did typical postmodernist themes like ornament, colour, history and identity find their application in the architecture of the socialist Second World? How do we explain the retreat into paper architecture and theoretical discussion in societies still nominally devoted to socialist modernization? Exploring the intersection of two areas of growing scholarly interest - postmodernism and the architecture of the former socialist world - this edited collection stakes out new ground in charting architecture's various transformations in the 1970s and 80s. Fourteen essays together explore the question of whether or not architectural postmodernism had a specific Second World variant. The collection demonstrates both the unique nature of Second World architectural phenomena and also assesses connections with western postmodernism. The case studies cover the vast geographical scope from Eastern Europe to China and Cuba. They address a wealth of aesthetic, discursive and practical phenomena, interpreting them in the broader socio-political context of the last decades of the Cold War. The result provides a greatly expanded map of recent architectural history, which redefines postmodernist architecture in a more theoretically comprehensive and global way.

Sanctioning Modernism

Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities
Author: Timothy Parker,Monica Penick,Vladimir Kulic
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292757255
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction—and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But as the limitations of conventional conceptions of modernism became apparent, modern architecture has come under increasing criticism. In this collection of essays, experienced and emerging scholars take a fresh look at postwar modern architecture by asking what it meant to be "modern," what role modern architecture played in constructing modern identities, and who sanctioned (or was sanctioned by) modernism in architecture. This volume presents focused case studies of modern architecture in three realms—political, religious, and domestic—that address our very essence as human beings. Several essays explore developments in Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia and document a modernist design culture that crossed political barriers, such as the Iron Curtain, more readily than previously imagined. Other essays investigate various efforts to reconcile the concerns of modernist architects with the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian institutions. And a final group of essays looks at postwar homebuilding in the United States and demonstrates how malleable and contested the image of the American home was in the mid-twentieth century. These inquiries show the limits of canonical views of modern architecture and reveal instead how civic institutions, ecclesiastical traditions, individual consumers, and others sought to sanction the forms and ideas of modern architecture in the service of their respective claims or desires to be modern.

The Amusement Park

History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure
Author: Jason Wood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317045130
Category: Science
Page: 282
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Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and what fate awaits historic amusement parks and their rides today? This thought-provoking and timely book brings together leading writers from a variety of disciplines to explore the social history and cultural heritage of the amusement park. Rooted in the British experience but informed by extensive international coverage, it provides a thematic, comparative exploration of the origins, development, decline and significance of the amusement park. The rich set of case studies presented comment on the interrelationships between history, culture and heritage, challenging traditional academic boundaries while offering important contributions to policy-making and regeneration initiatives. The book provides new insights into a neglected aspect of popular culture and will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of history, heritage, tourism, leisure, technology and design.

Landscapes of Communism

A History Through Buildings
Author: Owen Hatherley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141975903
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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'In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodies' Will Self During the course of the twentieth century, communism took power in Eastern Europe and remade the city in its own image. Ransacking the urban planning of the grand imperial past, it set out to transform everyday life, its sweeping boulevards, epic high-rise and vast housing estates an emphatic declaration of a non-capitalist idea. Now, the regimes that built them are dead and long gone, but from Warsaw to Berlin, Moscow to post-Revolution Kiev, the buildings, their most obvious legacy, remain, populated by people whose lives were scattered and jeopardized by the collapse of communism and the introduction of capitalism. Landscapes of Communism is an intimate history of twentieth-century communist Europe told through its buildings; it is, too, a book about power, and what power does in cities. In exploring what that power was, Hatherley shows how much we can understand from surfaces - especially states as obsessed with surface as the Soviets were. Walking through these landscapes today, Hatherley discovers how, in contrast to the common dismissal of 'monolithic' Soviet architecture, these cities reflect with disconcerting transparency the development of an idea over the decades, with its sharp, sudden zigzags of official style: from modernism to classicism and back; to the superstitious despotic rococo of high Stalinism, with its jingoistic memorials, palaces and secret policemen's castles; East Germany's obsession with prefabricated concrete panels; and the metro systems of Moscow and Prague, a spectacular vindication of public space that went further than any avant garde ever dared. But most of all, Landscapes of Communism is a revelatory journey of discovery, plunging us into the maelstrom of socialist architecture. As we submerge into the metros, walk the massive, multi-lane magistrale and pause at milk bars in the microrayons, who knows what we might find?

Modern Architecture


Author: Adam Sharr
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198783442
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Somewhere between 1910 and 1970, architecture changed. Now that modern architecture has become familiar (sometimes celebrated, sometimes vilified), it's hard to imagine how novel it once seemed. Expensive buildings were transformed from ornamental fancies which referred to the classical and medieval pasts into strikingly plain reflections of novel materials, functions, and technologies. Modern architecture promised the transformation of cities from overcrowded conurbations characterized by packed slums and dirty industries to spacious realms of generous housing and clean mechanized production set in parkland. At certain times and in certain cultures, it stood for the liberation of the future from the past. This Very Short Introduction explores the technical innovations that opened up the cultural and intellectual opportunities for modern architecture to happen. Adam Sharr shows how the invention of steel and reinforced concrete radically altered possibilities for shaping buildings, transforming what architects were able to imagine, as did new systems for air conditioning and lighting. While architects weren't responsible for these innovations, they were among the first to appreciate how they could make the world look and feel different, in connection with imagery from other spheres like modern art and industrial design. Focusing on a selection of modern buildings that also symbolize bigger cultural ideas, Sharr discusses what modern architecture was like, why it was like that, and how it was imagined. Considering the work of some of the historians and critics who helped to shape modern architecture, he demonstrates how the field owes as much to its storytellers as to its buildings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Bauhaus

1919-1933 : reforma y vanguardia
Author: Magdalena Droste
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783822850008
Category:
Page: 256
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Dedicated to the study and presentation of the history of the Bauhaus, including the new Bauhaus in Chicago and the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Ulm. This book, drawn from the Archiv's collection, traces this monumental movement in art and architecture via the work of its important proponents.

Abundancia roja


Author: Francis Spufford
Publisher: Turner
ISBN: 8415427301
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Érase una vez, hace muchos años, un lejano país entero, pueblo y dirigentes, campesinos y ciudadanos, vivió en un cuento de hadas. El truco mágico se llamaba “economía planificada” y con él se iba a conseguir el milagro de la abundancia. Las cosechas, la producción, los bienes y los servicios crecerían año tras año, con una eficiencia y una fiabilidad que nunca iba a conseguir el capitalismo. Y durante unos años maravillosos, a finales de la década de 1950, parecía posible... Este libro, mitad novela, mitad ensayo, mitad comedia de ideas, relata ese instante mágico en que la utopía del comunismo soviético tomó por asalto la realidad. Un instante breve, bajo el mandato de Nikita Jruchov, cuando Moscú iba a brillar más que Manhattan, y los Lada tendrían mejores motores que los Porsche. Es un relato nuevo, ambicioso como un Sputnik, encantador como la sonrisa de una azafata de Aeroflot, brillante como una copa de champán soviético.

Richard Neutra

1892-1970 : la conformación del entorno
Author: Barbara Lamprecht
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822827741
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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CCCP

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836565059
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 448
View: 2110
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An unrivaled photographic journey through time and geography, Frédéric Chaubin's Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed gathers 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics, each built between 1970 and 1990. In their local exoticism, outlandish ideologies, and puzzle of styles, these vast, weird, and wonderful buildings are extraordinary...

El diseño industrial de la A a la Z


Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783822811757
Category: Industrial design
Page: 768
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Madame Mao


Author: Anchee Min
Publisher: Atlantida Editorial S.A.
ISBN: 9789500824651
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
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BIOGRAPHY OF THE WIFE OF MAO TSE TUNG, AN OPERA SINGER