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Style and Epoch: Issues in Modern Architecture - Moisei Ginzburg

Style and Epoch: Issues in Modern Architecture - Moisei Ginzburg

Style and Epoch: Issues in Modern Architecture - Moisei Ginzburg

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Ed. Moscow 1924

SKU S03312

Style and Epoch by Moisei Ginzburg, first published in 1924, was the architect's key work; it became the philosophical basis for the Constructivist group of architects. Ginzburg defined the new style in architecture that signified a break from traditional styles. After two industrial revolutions, architects were faced with new challenges by society. The response was an innovative approach to architecture that put people - their needs and functions - at its center.

The author's understanding of global economic and cultural processes is evident in his description of the development of a style that came to define the nature of architecture in the twentieth century. The significance of this book in terms of an understanding of culture, the avant-garde and the subsequent development of modernist architecture is hard to overestimate.

Published as facsimile edition in partnership with Ginzburg Architects, now involved in the restoration of Narkomfin (1929, Moscow) - one of the most famous Constructivist buildings that has had a great influence on the development of contemporary architecture.

Contents:

1. Style. The elements of architectural style. Continuity and independence in the succession of styles;

2. The Greco-Italian 'classical' system of thought and its modern legacy;

3. The preconditions for the new style;

4. The machine. The influence of the static and dynamic characteristics of the machine on modern art;

5. Load-bearing structure and form in architecture. Constructivism;

6. Industrial and engineering organisms;

7. Characteristic traits of the new style.

 

Paperback, 240 Pages