University of Dundee - Architecture
Between Thinking and Making: Modern Architecture in Context Joseph Thurrott – updated: 03.09.2018
AR21009 - Part I: Origins of Modern Architecture (1753 – 1933)
Architecture + engineering: the struggle for reconciliation
Chicago, 1871: the development of the skyscraper.
Brave new world: ‘Form follows function’ and the ‘Tall Office Building Artistically Considered’.
Guaranty Building, Buffalo, NY, 1894 - 1895, Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler architects.
1. Modern Architecture Since 1900: chapter 2.
Art and Craft in the Machine Age
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, society was split between those who embraced the machine age and those who were highly critical of it.
The Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau.
Glasgow School of Art, 1897-1909, Glasgow, Scotland, Charles Rennie Mackintosh architect
Breaking up the box: an architectonic conception of space
Diverse influences and events: Japanese vernacular architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright in America and the aftermath of WWI in Europe.
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art and Craft of the Machine. De Stijl and the architectonic conception of space.
Schroder House, Utrecht, 1924, Gerrit Rietveld architect
Towards a new architecture
Post war reconstruction and the need for new housing.
Le Corbusier and L’Esprit Nouveau.
Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1929-1931, Le Corbusier
2. Modern Architecture: a Critical History: Part II, chapter 2 (pg. 51-56).
1. Modern Architecture Since 1900: chapters 3 + 5. 2. Modern Architecture: a Critical History: Part II, chapter 1 (pg. 42-46) + chapter 5 (pg. 74-77).
1. Modern Architecture Since 1900: chapter 7 + 9. 2. Modern Architecture: a Critical History: Part II, chapter 3 (pg. 57-63) + chapter 16 (pg. 142-148).
1. Modern Architecture Since 1900: chapter 10 + 16. 2. Modern Architecture: a Critical History: Part II, chapter 17 (pg. 149-160). 3. Towards a New Architecture: pg. 85-148.
Less is More: exploring the essence of architecture
The search for essential truths: the desire to return to a true correspondence between form and content.
How can the will of an epoch be translated into space?
German Pavilion, International Exposition, Barcelona, 19281929, Mies van der Rohe architect
1. Modern Architecture Since 1900, chapter 15. 2. Modern Architecture: a Critical History: Part II, chapter 18 (pg. 161-166).