Hilde Heynen’s ambitious sounding book Architecture and Modernity might more precisely be titled, “An Examination of Key Ideas Surrounding Architecture and. Hilde Heynen Style-Architecture and Building-Art Transformations of Architecture in the Nineteenth Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity. Heynen, Hilde. Architecture and modernity: a critique / Hilde Heynen. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (hc .

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Joost De Raeymaecker rated it really liked it Nov 05, Mary marked it as to-read Sep 18, Some of the authors examined by Heynen, namely Adolf Loos and Manfredo Tafuri, seem to straddle the divide between architectural insiders and critical theorists. Significant terms, such as dwelling and modernity, are tracked in their different conceptual relations to architecture, and architectural examples serve, more or less, to illustrate these relations.

To this end, she compares and contrasts the intellectual merits and weaknesses of various discourses. Kayla Kristine added it Jan 14, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

Mireille is currently reading it Aug 17, As a theory-producing text, however, the book is considerably more problematic. Saurabh Srivastava added it Apr 09, Aaron marked it as to-read Sep 14, Refresh and try again.


Carrie Paterson rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Narges rated it really liked it Sep 24, Bridges the gap between the history and theory of twentieth-century architecture and cultural theories of modernity.

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Cynthia rated it it was ok Jun 21, The success of this second, theory-producing aspect of the book proves more doubtful. In this exploration of the relationship between modernity, dwelling, and architecture, Hilde Heynen architexture to bridge the gap between the discourse of the modern movement and cultural Most of the book is given over to the explication and interpretation of other discourses, and much of the remainder examines avant-garde architectural projects according to the architects’ reactions to modernity.

The book Architecture and Modernity. Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth-century Carolien Burgers rated it it was arcihtecture Sep 09, Misti added it Feb 13, Sarah Al-Mutlaq added it May 24, Lara Fresko added it Apr 13, Bridges heynem gap between the history and theory of twentieth-century architecture 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.


Carrie rated it really liked it Oct 12, Drawing together major figures both from architectural writings and from a wider field of critical arcitecture, Heynen examines the points at which the works touch on a perplexing intellectual question: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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