Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

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Contents
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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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Acknowledgements 6
  • Illustrations 7
  • Introduction--The Machine Age 9
  • Section One 13
  • 1: the Academic Tradition and the Concept of Elementary Composition 14
  • 2: Choisy 23
  • 3: the Academic Succession 35
  • 4:England:Lethaby and Scott 44
  • 5: Germany 68
  • 6: the Factory Aesthetic 79
  • 7: Adolf Loos and the Problem of Ornament 88
  • Section Two 98
  • 8: Futurism 99
  • 9: Futurism: Theory and Development 106
  • 10: Sant'Elia and Futurist Architecture 127
  • Section Three 138
  • 11: Holland 139
  • 12: De Stijl: the Dutch Phase 148
  • 13: Expressionism 163
  • 14: De Stijl 185
  • Section Four 201
  • 15: Architecture and the Cubist Tradition 202
  • 16: Progressive Building in Paris 214
  • 17: Vers Une Architecture 220
  • 18: Le Corbusier 247
  • Section Five 264
  • 19: the Berlin School 265
  • 20: the Bauhaus 276
  • 21: Germany: the Encyclopaedics 305
  • 22: Conclusion 320
  • Index to Proper Names and Buildings 331
  • Index, to Topics, Publications, and Organisations 335
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