The Resource From ornament to object : genealogies of architectural modernism, Alina Payne

From ornament to object : genealogies of architectural modernism, Alina Payne

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From ornament to object : genealogies of architectural modernism
Title
From ornament to object
Title remainder
genealogies of architectural modernism
Statement of responsibility
Alina Payne
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 19th century, a centuries-old preference for highly ornamented architecture gave way to a budding Modernism of clean lines and unadorned surfaces. At the same moment, everyday objects--cups, saucers, chairs, and tables--began to receive critical attention.Alina Payne addresses this shift, arguing for a new understanding of the genealogy of architectural modernism: rather than the well-known story in which an absorption of technology and mass production created a radical aesthetic that broke decisively with the past, Payne argues for a more gradual shift, as the eloquence of architectural ornamentation was taken on by objects of daily use. As she demonstrates, the work of Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier should be seen as the culmination of a conversation about ornament dating as far back as the Renaissance. Payne looks beyond the usual suspects of philosophy and science to establish theoretical catalysts for the shift from ornament to object in the varied fields of anthropology and ethnology; art history and the museum; and archaeology and psychology"--
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA645.5.M63
LC item number
P39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
From ornament to object : genealogies of architectural modernism, Alina Payne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Semper's heritage -- The ubiquity of objects -- Art historians, objects, and empathy -- The architect's world between culture and style -- The fork in the road: Muthesius and Loos -- The aftermath: Bauhaus endgame and Le Corbusier's poetics of portability -- Conclusion: sculpture and scale
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Dimensions
27 cm
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Extent
ix, 334 pages
Isbn
9780300175332
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)759174517

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