Technique And Appearance The Task Of The Present

In 1960 Reyner Banham ended his Theory and Design in the First Machine Age with the following observation It may well be that what we have hitherto understood as architecture, and what we are beginning to understand of technology, are incompatible disciplines. The architect who proposes to run with technology knows now that he will be in fast company, and that, in order to keep up, he may have to emulate the Futurists and discard his whole cultural load, including the professional garments by...

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Aldo Rossi, housing, Gallaratese Quarter, Milan, 1970. nothing of which is sentimental but all of which sustains recollections that may, in time, reconstruct the public domain. Rossi went on to teach at the ETH in Zurich in the early 1970s, where he continued to espouse his thoughts for a younger generation of architects. In their distinction from the purely sociological and psychological approaches of the other professors, Rossi's ideas provided something different, something new. He told his...

Adjusting Standards

H. van der Leeuw on his trip to America, c. 1925, quoted in Leen van der Vlugt, Weiderhall 14 (Amsterdam, 1993), 9. 2. Van Nelle Tobacco Factory, Rotterdam, Holland, Architectural Record (1929), 387 390. 3. See H. A. J. Henket and W. de Jong, Bouwtechnisch Onderzoek Jongere Bouwkunst (Eindhoven, 1987), vol. 2, 35. 4. William Jordy has observed that the PSFS building is the most important tall building built between the time of the Chicago School and the...

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1 iNTroducTioN why surface arcniTEcTurE 1. Albert Kahn, Architectural Trend, Journal of the Maryland Academy of Sciences 2, no. 2 (April 1931), 124 125 cited in Terry Smith, Making the Modern Industry, Art, and Design in America (Chicago, 1993), 81-83. 2. Alan Colquhoun, The Concept of Regionalism, in G. B. Nalbantoglu and C. T. Wong, eds., Postcolonial Space(s) (New York, 1997), 17. 3. Kenneth Frampton, Towards a Critical Regionalism Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance, in Hal Foster,...

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Antonio Comini, Palazzo Bonacossa, Milan, 1894. Photo Charles H. Tashima, 1991. a mountain range (Gebirg) and of feelings in one's disposition (Gem t). The prefix ge- is important because it signifies gathering together. The collection and integration of elements on a bookshelf or in a skeleton are both signified by the word Ge-stell.4 But it is not the unity of parts in such an ensemble that makes Heidegger's sense of enframing unusual and difficult, nor is this what makes the Gestell...

The Appearance Of Covering

On this topic, see Werner Oechslin, Stilh lse und Kern (Zurich, 1994) kos Morav nszky, The Aesthetics of the Mask, in Harry Francis Mallgrave, ed., Otto Wagner Reflections on the Raiment of Modernity (Santa Monica, 1993) Mary McLeod, Undressing Architecture, in Deborah Fausch et al., eds., Architecture in Fashion (Princeton, 1994) and Mark Wigley, White Walls, Designer Dresses (Cambridge, Mass., 1995). 2. Eduard F. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann, the Architectural Work (Princeton, 1985), 82-85 see also...