Once again, new interpretations are presented of some of the most famous architecture of the period. Work by lesser-known architects, whose influence and role have been overlooked by conventional histories of the subject, is discussed. The case study structure allows each example to be discussed and used as a springboard to explore different theoretical approaches. Filled with beautiful photographs, plans and architect's drawings, this is a clear and accessible discussion on a period of architecture that engages many questions still under debate in architecture today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1945-1989; Section I - Team X; Chapter 2: Giancarlo de Carlo - Magistero (Faculty of Education) Urbino - 1968-76; Chapter 3: Aldo Van Eyck - Orphanage, Amsterdam 1957-60; Chapter 4: Alison and Peter Smithson - The Economist Group, London 1964; Chapter 5: Stirling and Gowan - University Engineering Building, Leicester 1964 ; Chapter 6: Ralph Erskine - Byker Housing, Newcastle 1974; Section II - Technological optimism; Chapter 7: Charles & Ray Eames - Eames House, Pacific Palisades 1945-49; Chapter 8: Egon Eiermann - German Pavilion, Brussels 1958; Chapter 9: Gunter Behnisch (adviser Frei Otto) - Olympic Stadia and entire complex, Munich 1968-1972 ; Chapter 10: Norman Foster - Willis Faber, Ipswich 1975; Chapter 11: Renzo Piano & Richard Rogers - Centre Pompidou, Paris 1977; Section III - Patterns of context; Chapter 12: Helmut Striffler, Protestant Chapel, Dachau 1967; Chapter 13: Gottfried Böhm - Bensberg Town Hall 1963; Chapter 14: Carlo Scarpa - Castelvecchio, Verona 1958-74; Chapter 15: Karljosef Schattner- Waisenhaus Eichstätt 1988; Chapter 16: Lucien Kroll - University Buildings, University of Louvain, Brussels, 1974; Chapter 17: Aldo Rossi - New Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena 1971; Chapter 18: Robert Venturi - Sainsbury Wing, London; Chapter 19: Peter Eisenman - Wexner Center, Columbus 1983-89; Chapter 20: Conclusion and subsequent developments