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The Advanced School of Collective Feeling: INHABITING MODERN PHYSICAL CULTURE 1926-38

The Advanced School of Collective Feeling: INHABITING MODERN PHYSICAL CULTURE 1926-38

The Advanced School of Collective Feeling: INHABITING MODERN PHYSICAL CULTURE 1926-38

$49.00

Kennedy, Matthew + Nile Greenberg
Park Books 2018
SKU: S01637

In their new book, Matthew Kennedy and Nile Greenberg explore the impact of physical culture during the 1920s and ’30s on the thinking of some of modern architecture’s most influential figures. Using archival photographs, diagrams, and redrawn plans, they reconstruct an obscure constellation of domestic projects by Marcel Breuer, Charlotte Perriand, Richard Neutra, Franco Albini, and others. They argue that the impact of sport on modern architecture was a discursive phenomenon, best understood by going beyond a mere typological reading of the stadium or the gymnasium, to an examination of how gymnastic equipment and other trappings of physical culture were folded into domestic space. The featured houses, apartments, and exhibitions demonstrate their architects’ response to, and attempt to dictate, the relationship between body, and the spaces and objects that give it shape.

PB/ 176pp