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  • Post Modernist Architecture

    between the heroic period of post-war reconstruction and the arrival of post-modernism in British architecture. The recent popularity of post-war British architecture, amongst architects and non-architects alike, unravel threads of lesser-know continuity between the post-war neo-avant-gardes and the post-modernists. This research will focus on a relatively well-known yet under-examined figure, Theo Crosby, to fill in the gaps and to expand the existing historiography of post-war British architecture. Crosby’s significance had been widely identified through his connections to the Independent Group, the Smithson couple and later the Archigram group. His tenure as the technical editor of the Architectural Design magazine from 1953-1961 has been commonly recognized as a key driver in the changes in architectural discourses of the period. Crosby’s practice as an architect and the later half of his career, however, has rarely been mentioned in the existing historiography. One reason behind this obscurity of Crosby’s works, this research will demonstrate, is his betrayal of the Modernist doctrine in the 1960s. In the following decades, Crosby would transform from a forceful proponent of New Brutalism to an ardent advocate for preservation and…

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  • Bunche Architecture Analysis

    Modern buildings focus mainly on their function while utilizing a stylistic minimalist aesthetic. On the UCLA campus a prime example of a modern building is Bunche Hall, which exhibits many hallmarks of modern architecture. Because of its modern sensibilities, Bunche also exemplifies notions of neoclassicism in terms of the classic American college, the picturesque, and modernism in order to function socially as a building that emphasizes new ideas in modern education and to serve as an easily…

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  • Miramar Hotel: A Criticism Of Postmodernism

    Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the functionalist, modernist ideals of rationality and also used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture. Postmodernism is characterized by the return of ornament and symbol to form. The aims of the postmodernism was look back to the past for inspiration of history and tradition, ideas of…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Embodiment Of Architecture

    During the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci introduced the drawing of the Vitruvian man in the architecture world. This drawing eventually becomes a fundamental element throughout the centuries. Most of the architects design their buildings by using this principle. However, after all these years of transformation of one architecture style to another, one question is raised - is there any other ways architecture an embodied process? In this essay, I am going to discuss about another method of…

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  • Modernism And Graphic Design: Le Corbusier

    Modernism has largely shaped todays built environment. The buildings inhabited, the furniture used, the surrounding graphic design, has all been influenced by the aesthetics and the ideology of Modernist design. The Modernists believed in technology as the key means to achieve social improvement and in the machine as a symbol of that aspiration. They fostered a utopian desire to create a better world. These principles were frequently combined with social and largely left-leaning political…

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  • Modernism: The Barcelona Pavilion

    Modernism and Modernisms - Semester 1 The modernist building that I will be discussing in this essay is the Barcelona Pavilion. The Modern Period began from the late 19th Century all the way to early 20th Century. “Modernism, in the arts, a radical break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression.” This was an era defined by industrialisation and social change after World War 2. Paul Greenhalgh using a postmodern perspective describes modernity as “a set of ideas and…

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  • Less Is A Bore Analysis

    this is supported by the statement “less is a bore” and that less doesn 't mean more. By having less you lose the interesting aspects of complexity. Venturi points that the richness and complexity of modern experience needs to be expressed in our architecture. This is further supported by the statement that function doesn 't follow form and that ornaments are valuable for architecture. Ornaments in architecture have meaning, is intrinsically symbolic, and can be used to communicate ideas.…

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  • How Did Frank Lloyd Wright Influence On Graphic Design

    Writing: Designer Biography The innovative genius of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) has influenced the development of architecture and modern graphic design in immense and subtle ways. Frank Lloyd Wright should be given more credit for his influence on graphic design not only from his several digital designs but through his fine arts work as well, because of his unique style of experimenting with nature in his design and architectural background. His creative style brings life to the…

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  • Vitruvius And Le Corbusier's Views Of Humans, Body And Building

    from? Nature of course, but it’s a specific part of nature that humans relate harmony and proportion to: the human body. Vitruvius was the first person to publish his ideas on the relationship between human proportion and architecture. His Vitruvian man is the “ideal human figure” to which all system of proportions must follow. Le Corbusier picked up on Vitruvius’s ideas on human proportion. However, Le Corbusier wanted something more concrete, more of a guide book for proportions so he created…

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  • Zaha Hadid: The Globalization Of Architecture In East Asia

    Architecture in East Asia has been profoundly affected by globalization. Since 1980s, because of the deregulation of the London market, the company of architectural practice has followed the same pattern as other business organizations, created the “building boom” and attracted the American’s investors and architects. The well-established corporations in America started to open the branch in London; subsequently they expanded branch office rapidly in the other global regions. “The liberalization…

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