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Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism.
Vidler, Anthony.
Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism.
Vidler looks at the historical approaches of Emil Kaufmann, Colin Rowe, Reyner Banham, and Manfredo Tafuri, and the specific versions of modernism advanced by their historical narratives. Vidler shows that the modernism conceived by Kaufmann was, like the late Enlightenment projects he revered, one of pure, geometrical forms and elemental composition; that of Rowe saw mannerist ambiguity and complexity in contemporary design; Banham's modernism took its cue from the aspirations of the futurists; and the "Renaissance modernism" of Tafuri found its source in the division between the technical experimentation of Brunelleschi and the cultural nostalgia of Alberti.

Category: Architecture, History & Theory
Binding: Pap.
Pages: 240 pp
Publisher: MIT Press.
Year: 2008
Publication Place: Cambridge,
ISBN: 9780262720519
Book Id: 76851

Price: $25.95
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