From Ornament to Object: Genealogies of Architectural Modernism (BOK)

Alina Payne

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In the late 19th century, an enduring preference for highly ornamented architecture gave way to a budding Modernism of clean lines and unadorned surfaces. At the same moment, everyday objects - cups, saucers, chairs, and tables - began to receive critical attention. Alina Payne addresses this shift, arguing for a new understanding of the genealogy of architectural modernism. Rather than the well-known story in which an absorption of technology and mass production created a radical aesthetic that broke decisively with the past, Payne argues for a more gradual shift, as the eloquence of architectural ornamentation was taken on by objects of daily use. As she demonstrates, the work of Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier should be seen as the culmination of a conversation about ornament dating as far back as the Renaissance. Payne looks beyond the usual suspects of philosophy and science to establish theoretical catalysts for the shift from ornament to object in the varied fields of anthropology and ethnology; art history and the museum; and, archaeology and psychology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Alina Payne
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300175332
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 3cm
Vekt 666 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of architecture, Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus