The Resource Mental life of the architectural historian : re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture, by Gevork Hartoonian

Mental life of the architectural historian : re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture, by Gevork Hartoonian

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Mental life of the architectural historian : re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture
Title
Mental life of the architectural historian
Title remainder
re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture
Statement of responsibility
by Gevork Hartoonian
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting with the question concerning the discursive formation of architectural history, the chapters compiled in this manuscript attempt to re-read the historiography of the early modern architecture from the point of view of the theoretical work produced since the post-war era. Central to the objectives of the implied differentiation are the ways in which architectural history differs from the traditions of art history, and that the text works its autonomy through theoretical representation, its discursive flow is interrupted by the historian's urge to support his/her argument with references to buildings, texts, drawings, and events that are historical. The historians discussed in this volume are the regulars addressed by most critics who revisit modern architectural history. The idea of dedicating chapters to N. Pevsner, H.R. Hitchcock, and S. Giedion respectively, entails an economy of selection that is formative for a critical understanding of the canon established by these historians. Discussing themes such as periodization, autonomy, and time, the coda of the final chapter expands the scope of 'critical historiography' popularised by Kenneth Frampton and Manfredo Tafuri"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
720.72/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA190
LC item number
.H37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Mental life of the architectural historian : re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture, by Gevork Hartoonian
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. What is the matter with architectural history? -- 2. Nikolaus Pevsner: the opening closure -- 3. Henry-Russell Hitchcock and the pastoral vision of modernity -- 4. Sigfried Giedion: the Zeitgeist captured -- 5. Adieu Zeitgeist
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ocn828869051
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Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322057217
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613141934
Other physical details
illustrations
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314193
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.b32065413
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828869051
  • pebcs1283141930

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