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Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communications crisis, this book forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of ... More


Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Claire Zimmerman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Photographic Architecture and the Spread of German Modernism is a “picture anthropology” of modern architecture, showing how photography shaped its development, its reception, and its history in the ... More


From Photographic Surface to Image Object: James Stirling’S Postmodernism

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

One of the most important distinctions between these two phases of architectural history lies in a fundamental change in attitude to the status of images in architectural work. This change is ... More


Surface Divides

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The book concludes by examining the shift from late modernism to postmodernism in the work of both architects and critic-historians.


Beyond Visibility: Modern Architecture in the Photographic Image

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Photographic Architecture and the Spread of German Modernism is a “picture anthropology” of modern architecture, showing how photography shaped its development, its reception, and its history in the ... More


Bildarchitekturen: Architectural Surface, Circa 1914

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 sets the stage for the chapters to follow, exploring connections between architectural surfaces and mass-printed photographs before World War I, and suggesting that a new consciousness ... More


Photography into Building: Mies in Barcelona

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 2 looks at Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion (1929) as the culmination of spatial experiments of the 1920s, tracing how influences from Weimar photography and film activated ... More


Architectural Abstraction: The Tugendhat Photographs

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 contrasts this proposition with the abstraction found in Weimar architectural photographs, using Mies’s Tugendhat House (1930) in Brno (Czech Republic) as an example. These images created ... More


Type-Photo: Architectural Photography in Germany

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The next chapters turn to the formats within which architectural photographs conveyed information to audiences. Chapter 4 concerns the publications of the Dessau Bauhaus (arch. Walter Gropius, ... More


Aura Deferred: Bauhausbauten Dessau

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 5 examines two of the components of the tripartite 1927 Stuttgart Werkbund Exhibition “The Dwelling”, to show how photography helped construct a campaign for modernism by affiliating groups ... More


The Future in the Present: Erscheinungsform and “The Dwelling,” 1927

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 6 traces the high-rise photograph of the postwar decades, examining how technological change continued to alter photographic images of buildings, and detailing the reception of American late ... More


Promise and Threat: American Photogrogr In Postwar Germany

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This recursion of photography into building is traced in Chapter 7 through American and British work of the 1950s, when the feedback loop between photographs and buildings grew more pronounced.


The Photographic Architecture of the Hunstanton School

Claire Zimmerman

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683345
eISBN:
9781452949062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683345.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Through close analysis, chapter 8 examines the early work of Alison and Peter Smithson and the transition to Rudolf Wittkower’s writing.


Sensing an Experimental Forest: Processing Environments and Distributing Relations

Jennifer Gabrys

in Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693122
eISBN:
9781452954356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter one focuses on fieldwork conducted at one sensor test site, the James Reserve in California. This chapter suggests that experimental environmental sensor arrangements mobilize distinct ... More


The Sound of Embodied Security: Imaginary Landscapes of Ambient Music

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 2 presents an aesthetic history of how ambient music has sought to enable feelings of ontological security by indirectly situating the self against imaginary acoustic horizons. Roquet traces ... More


Accounting for Debt: Toward a Methodology of Critical Abstraction

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of accounting in the social relations of credit and debt, with particular emphasis on the dialectic of abstraction and particularization through which capitalism ... More


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