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“Rationalization Takes Command: Zeilenbau And The Politics Of Ciam,” Excerpt From Building Culture: Ernst May And The New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926-1931, Susan R. Henderson Jan 2013

“Rationalization Takes Command: Zeilenbau And The Politics Of Ciam,” Excerpt From Building Culture: Ernst May And The New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926-1931, Susan R. Henderson

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Chapter seven, of Building Culture,"Rationalization Takes Command: Zeilenbau and the Politics of CIAM," addresses the New Frankfurt housing and settlement initiative at the onset of the depression of 1929. The shift into decline, saw some initiatives completed, others stifled, and new ones emerge. Thus the 1929 CIAM Congress held in Frankfurt began with performances of experimental music, poetry and dance, and ended with the consecration of the existence minimum as the new housing standard. Meanwhile, Ernst May pushed forward with a revised housing strategy based on the minimal dwelling, the existence minimum, and the superblock (Zeilenbau). The CIAM Congress ...


The New Woman's Home, Excerpt From Building Culture: Ernst May And The New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926-1931, Susan R. Henderson Jan 2013

The New Woman's Home, Excerpt From Building Culture: Ernst May And The New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926-1931, Susan R. Henderson

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Chapter three of Building Culture, “The New Woman’s Home. Kitchens, Laundry, Furnishings,” discusses household culture and modernization. It begins with the Frankfurt Kitchen and its designer, Grete Lihotzky, and continues with a discussion of electricity and the architect Adolf Meyer, and its expansion with the example of the electric laundries in the Frankfurt settlements. The next segment is a discussion of new furniture design, small, inexpensive furniture that was an essential partner to contemporary small house design and was avidly researched in the Frankfurt offices. Designers here include Kramer, Cetto and Schuster.


Graduate Sessions 6: Televisuality, Jon Yoder, James L. Hepokoski, James Utterback Apr 2011

Graduate Sessions 6: Televisuality, Jon Yoder, James L. Hepokoski, James Utterback

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The Televisuality symposium was organized by Jon Yoder and the students of Architectural Theory + Design Research, a core component to the graduate curriculum in the School of Architecture.


Graduate Sessions 10: Preston Scott Cohen, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas Apr 2010

Graduate Sessions 10: Preston Scott Cohen, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas

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Preston Scott Cohen, founder of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., is the Chair of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries and numerous theoretical and historical essays as well as the designer of several significant cultural institutions, urban plans, and residences for which he has received awards and honors including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture.


Graduate Sessions 9: Keller Easterling, James Lucas, Mark D. Linder, Cameron Lassiter Nov 2009

Graduate Sessions 9: Keller Easterling, James Lucas, Mark D. Linder, Cameron Lassiter

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Keller Easterling is an architect, professor, urbanist, and writer whose books Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America offer original and provocative conflations of spatial theory and contemporary design.


Political Renewal And Architectural Revival During The French Regency: Oppenord's Palais-Royal, Jean-Francois Bedard Mar 2009

Political Renewal And Architectural Revival During The French Regency: Oppenord's Palais-Royal, Jean-Francois Bedard

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Author links Oppenord's 'revivalist' attitude to the politics of his patron, Philippe II, duc d'Orleans, regent of France between 1715 and 1723. The author uses eight drawings by Oppenord, acquired by the Carnavalet in 1999, as well as others known, to show how the Palais-Royal and its apartments were transformed to be a surrogate Versailles. Includes a checklist of drawings and prints by and after Oppenord for the Palais-Royal (1713-1723).


Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez Nov 2008

Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez

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Anthony Vidler is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. His books include Histories of the Immediate Present, The Architectural Uncanny, Warped Space, and The Writing of the Walls.


Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin Oct 2008

Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin

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Neil Denari is the founder and principal of Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. He was the director of SCI-Arc from 1997 to 2001 and is currently a professor in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at UCLA. His lecture at Syracuse Architecture, entitled "The New Intimacy," is one of over two hundred he has given at institutions throughout France, Japan, and the United States.


Graduate Sessions 5: Johnston Marklee, James Degennaro, Amanda Jones Nov 2007

Graduate Sessions 5: Johnston Marklee, James Degennaro, Amanda Jones

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Sharon Johnston, AIA & Mark Lee are the principal founders of Johnston MarkLee Associates. Sharon currently teaches at UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has directed visiting critics studios throughout the country. Mark Lee is an integral faculty member at UCLA and is currently the Vice Chair.

Founded in 1998, Los Angeles-based Johnston MarkLee & Associates designs and develops distinvtive architectural environments that are responsive to the variable intermix of specific conditions of site, program and economics. Recent projects include an exhibition design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled nano, numerous award-winning houses that are responsive to contemporary issues and, yet, perpetuate historical disciplinary practices regarding housing issues; and more recently major large-scale commissions in China.


Organic Architecture And Direct Democracy: Claude Bragdon's Festivals Of Song And Light, Jonathan Massey Dec 2006

Organic Architecture And Direct Democracy: Claude Bragdon's Festivals Of Song And Light, Jonathan Massey

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Bragdon's approach to organic architecture, based on communitarian principles, which contrasted with Sullivan and Wright's.


Graduate Sessions 3: Juan Herreros, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2006

Graduate Sessions 3: Juan Herreros, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

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Juan Herreros is the founder and principal of Abalos and Herreros Architects in Madrid and teaches internationally as a Doctor of Architecture, Senior Professor and head of Teaching Unit Q at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, as well as a Visiting Professor most recently at Princeton University and the Illinois Institute of Technology

The work of Abalos and Herreros ranges from published works including Tower and Office: From Modernist Theory to Contemporary Practice and Recycling Madrid to critically-acclaimed built work including apartment and office towers in Vitoria and the Woermann complex in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ...


Graduate Sessions 4: Transdisiplinary Applications, Mark D. Linder, Joseph Sisko Apr 2006

Graduate Sessions 4: Transdisiplinary Applications, Mark D. Linder, Joseph Sisko

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This issue of Graduate Sessions combines the panel discussions of Transdisciplinary Applications, a symposium featuring designers and researchers who studied the discipline of architecture and now are expanding the field of the discipline by applying specifically architectural techniques to problems and projects outside of, or marginal to, the proper domain of the profession.


Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro

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Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architecture at UCLA and writes widely on contemporary architecture and theory. She recently completed a year as a Getty Scholar where she was working on her next book, The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. She is co-editor of Crib Sheets (Monacelli Press, 2005) and the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (MIT Press, 2005).


Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

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Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM and has lectured and taught internationally, as Professor at the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, as Davenport Professor at Yale, and as studio professor at UCLA. He curated the exhibitions "Intricacy" (2003) at the ICA in Philidelphia, and "Intricate Surface" (2003) at the MAK in Vienna. He is the editor of Folding in Architecture (Architectural Design, 1993), the author of Animate Form (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), and Folds, Bodies, and Blobs: Collected Essays (La Lettre Vole, 1998).


Foglio, Syracuse University Apr 2004

Foglio, Syracuse University

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Foglio is a publication that covers the work produced by students and faculty of Syracuse University during their time in Florence. This edition covers the topics of Futurism and Fascism in architecture, Teaching Architecture, Mapping Rituals, and the general student work from 1998-2003.


Thesis Awards 1998-1999, Syracuse University Oct 1999

Thesis Awards 1998-1999, Syracuse University

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This small publication is a record of the noteable thesis projects from 1998-1999.


Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In Poland, Revised Edition, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers Nov 1995

Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In Poland, Revised Edition, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers

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1995 report to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish sites in Poland. Includes information on the history of Judaism in Poland, as well as the history and current conditions of synagogues and cemeteries.


Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In The Czech Republic, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers Jan 1994

Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In The Czech Republic, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers

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1994 report to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish monuments in the Czech Republic. Includes information on the history of Judaism in Poland, as well as information on the history and conditions of synagogues, cemeteries, ghettoes, jewish quarters, and other sites related to Jewish heritage. There are also notes on Czech preservation laws and destroyed synagogues.


Basic Design: Perspectives, Siegfried Snyder Jun 1971

Basic Design: Perspectives, Siegfried Snyder

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Snyder presents a brief discussion of design concepts, how they've developed, and their applicability.


Consistency In Community Identity: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Robert Haley Jun 1971

Consistency In Community Identity: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Robert Haley

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Haley specifically discusses the form of communities in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico that could be found during the first millenium AD.


"Functionalism" - A Source Of Misunderstanding, Carl Steere Myrus Jun 1971

"Functionalism" - A Source Of Misunderstanding, Carl Steere Myrus

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Myrus sheds light on the much more nuanced definition of the term "functionalism" than is typically understood, noting its abuse, redefinition, and misuse in contemporary contexts.


The Development Of Structural Form In Franconian Rococo, Michael Warmington Earls Jun 1971

The Development Of Structural Form In Franconian Rococo, Michael Warmington Earls

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Earl discusses the development and use of structural forms at the time of the late Baroque and early Rococo, referencing many German examples of architecture.


The Stainless-Steel Illuminated Indian, William Chaitkin Jun 1971

The Stainless-Steel Illuminated Indian, William Chaitkin

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Chaitkin presents an overview of the history and design of the Niagara Mohawk Building in Syracuse, which is considered a master piece of Art Deco Architecture.


Architecture As Responsibility, William G. Reckmeyer Jun 1971

Architecture As Responsibility, William G. Reckmeyer

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Reckmeyer discusses the essence of Architecture as a unique form of art.


An Experience With Space, J. Francois Gabriel Jun 1971

An Experience With Space, J. Francois Gabriel

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Gabriel begins his essay on a philosophical note, describing the poetics of life that are evident in architecture and are a necessity for survival. The rest of the essay describes the design process through the lens of an introductory architectural design class.


The Rational Systematic Approach: A Necessity For The Future Of Design, Enrico Plati Jun 1971

The Rational Systematic Approach: A Necessity For The Future Of Design, Enrico Plati

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Plati attempts to describe the systematization of the design process, outlining ways to understand and quantify the elements in a project in an almost scientific and mathematical fashion.