Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

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9Introduction

SECTION I: PREDISPOSING CAUSES: ACADEMIC AND RATIONALIST WRITERS, 1900-1914
14The Academic tradition and the concept of elementary composition
23Choisy: Rationalism and technique
35The Academic succession: Garnier and Perret
44England: Lethaby and Scott
68Germany: Industry and the Werkbund
79The Factory aesthetic
88Adolf Loos and the problem of ornament

SECTION 2: ITALY: FUTURIST MANIFESTOS AND PROJECTS, 1909-1914
99Futurism: the Foundation Manifesto
106Futurism: theory and development
127Sant'Elia and Futurist architecture

SECTION 3: HOLLAND: THE LEGACY OF BERLAGE: DE STIJL, 1917-1925
139Holland: Berlage and attitudes to Wright
148De Stijl: the Dutch phase
163Expressionism: Amsterdam and Berlin
185De Stijl: the international phase

SECTION 4: PARIS: THE WORLD OF ART AND LE CORBUSIER
202Architecture and the Cubist tradition
214Progressive building in Paris: 1918-1928
220Vers une Architecture
247Le Corbusier: town planning and aesthetics

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