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The Contemporary Context: House and Church as Mediators

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271986
eISBN:
9780191602801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271984.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter considers non-ecclesial buildings, and uses work by a range of modern architects to argue that their potential role as mediators of the divine is in fact far more deeply ... More


Dark Studios and Daylight Factories: Building Cinema in New York City

Brian R. Jacobson

in Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how American film companies in New York used cutting-edge building technologies and materials–including reinforced concrete, prismatic glass, and steel–to compete for the ... More


Making a Modern Church Still Look Like a Church

Jay M. Price

in Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925957
eISBN:
9780199980482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925957.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although some of the most striking (or unusual, depending on the perspective) examples of religious architecture emerged in the postwar decades, the era actually saw an unfolding conversation about ... More


Introduction

Fernando Luiz Lara

in The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032894
eISBN:
9780813038605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032894.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The fact that in the United States modernity flourished everywhere except in residential architecture puzzled the author, for in his native Brazil the opposite was true. Modernity in Brazil was ... More


Reasons for Popular Modernism in Brazil

Fernando Luiz Lara

in The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032894
eISBN:
9780813038605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032894.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the meanings of modernity, modernization, and modernism, as well as how these were manifested in Brazil. In particular, it examines how the different ideologies of architectural ... More


Introduction

Jay M. Price

in Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925957
eISBN:
9780199980482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925957.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although scholars have developed an increasing interest in religion in postwar America, the buildings constructed during this period have received at best only limited coverage. Social histories of ... More


The Modern Church Movement

Gretchen Buggeln

in The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Describes the international movement towards modern church architecture, including roots in liturgical reform and ecumenism. Documents the work of national organizations such as the Guild for ... More


Over-Determinations: Architecture, Text, Politics

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter draws out a number of extra-architectural factors – factors beyond the control of architects themselves – that effectively over-determine the connections between Sri Lankan architectural ... More


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


The Store Problem

David Smiley

in Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Stores were considered design questions of taste and propriety but in the 1920s, the first hints of a modernist approach emerged. Interpretations varied, from a hyper-rationalism, to theatricality, ... More


The Modern Solar House

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Though largely absent from the historical literature, passive solar heating was an important component of modern residential design. It was especially important as the European modernism of the 1920s ... 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


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


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 Social Project: Housing Postwar France

Kenny Cupers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689644
eISBN:
9781452949086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689644.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Social Project: Housing Postwar France demonstrates how several bodies of knowledge – architectural, sociological, technological, and bureaucratic – shaped postwar modernism and the making of ... 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


Machines for Selling

David Smiley

in Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679294
eISBN:
9781452948089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679294.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In the late 1930s, four architects (Victor Gruen, Morris Ketchum, Morris Lapidus and Kenneth Welch) focused more intensively on store work as part of a modernist undertaking – a modernism that ... More


 Experimental Dwellings

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the late 1940s, the basic affinity of solar-based energy efficiency with the development of modern houses was clear. As with modern architecture in general, experiments in solar house heating ... 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


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