A comparative Reading of Le Qorbusiers and Sedad Eldems Travel Diaries

Is it I who dreams, or is it my narrator carried away by his imagination LE coRBuSIER, journey to the east ( 1911 1989) sedad ELDEM, unpublished sketchbook (1929)1 1 Sedad H. Eldem, Sketchbook, Paris, 22 March 1929. Collection of Edhem Eldem. I would like to thank Edhem Eldem for opening these private sketchbooks for my research as well as giving permission to publish some of these drawings here. Since these documents have not been categorized, I use my own notation system throughout this...

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The United States Information Agency (USIA) and the Fulbright exchange program, that sought to export high culture abroad, including literature, music, and art. 'The Campaign of Truth designed by the US government in 1950 to form a psychological counterattack against Soviet propaganda, targeted explicitly public opinion leaders and other multipliers with books, brochures, exhibitions, and lectures' (gienow-hecht 2000 467). As early as 1958, the journalist Peter Grothe complained that America is...

Foreign Architects As Catalysts

TRAGANou Your practice is particularly intriguing to me in the context of this book because you belong to the generation of architects who are in continuous transit, and because it seems that mobility as a subject is integral to your work. Hiromi, in your lecture at the Japan Society in 2006,6 you pointed out the cultural differences in the ways in which the architecture and building industries operate in Japan and the netherlands. what has been your way to negotiate such differences as an...

Moriya Nobuo Interior

Still inchoate, missives like Moriya's, which underlined the central nature of furniture and interior design in Europe, were also a way to argue for the validity and importance of the discipline, and for Japan's need to adopt Western-style furnishings and interiors as part of the natural progression of modernity. For their authors, men whose visible roles in promoting the development of the design industry led to permanent state employment in Tokyo, official travel within the Japanese empire...

Conversation With Robert Venturi

Venturi attended the American Academy in Rome from 1954 to 1956, at age 29, a relatively short time after graduating from Princeton University and before his professional practice began in earnest. Upon his return from Rome, he held various teaching positions as the University of Pennsylvania. The course material on architectural theory he developed at the University of Pennsylvania later become the basis for his seminal 1966 book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. Between 1961 and...

Section 2 QUESTiONiNG ORiGiNs Searching For Alternatives

Identification with and complicity in the 'essence' of homeland implied by several of the cases already discussed above is not always the position in which a traveler wishes to reside. In the second section of the book the studies of Hermann Schilmme, Caroline Maniaque, Katharine Bartsch, Jilly Traganou and Kelly Shannon all indicate complexities in both the cultural and the political sense of nationhood as it is perceived by either 'selves' and 'others'. During the post-World War II era, when...

Themes And Structure

The following chapters explore the influence of travel on architectural thinking and spatial imagination in various historico-geographical contexts. The texts focus on travelers' experiences prior to, during, or after the completion of their journeys. Three main themes emerge 1. Issues of identity. Several authors address traveling as a process that forces the identities of architects and other spatial constituents to oscillate between two determining factors from notions of origins, which are...

Postcolonial Topographies

The 18-hole golf course in the Lang Co beach resort area that opened in 2003, south of Hue on the South China Sea, has no doubt placed Hue on the global map for dedicated golf audiences as golf courses begin playing an increasingly important role in both global tourist flows as well as in the life of the Asian metropolis (Koolhaas 2000 320). Beach resorts are planned for Canh Duong and Thuan An, and spas have been developed including the Thuy Tien Lake resort and the Tan My Medical Minerals...

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Sadar Vuga Arhitekti, 263 n.8 Sader, Jurij, 263 n.8 Safdie, Moshe, 218 n.16 Habitat, Montreal, 154-5 amp 155 n.11, 162 Said, Edward, 12 amp n.27 Sangallo, Antonio de , 131 Sanoff, Henry, 160 Sansoni, Barbara, 179, 185 Santayana, George, 242 n.19 Santorini, J. Lehrman's image of, 154 Sarraut, Albert, 235 amp n.11 Sassen, Saskia, 25 n.47 Saussure, Ferdinand de, 163 n.26 Schaefer, Markus, mobility and immobility in architectural practice, 36, 258-71 Schaubert, Eduard, 211 n.2, 331 Schinkel, Karl...