TITLE

The Death of the Moderns (I)

AUTHOR(S)
Von Eckardt, Wolf
PUB. DATE
August 1977
SOURCE
New Republic;8/6/77, Vol. 177 Issue 6/7, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the inability of modern architecture to meet people's needs. View that Modern architecture is an abstract art that has failed to meet practical human needs; Demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe public houses because of its high rise structures that was built in 1957; Criticism of the International Style urbanism; Impact of present practice of mechanization of everything on the styles of architecture; Discussion on architectural styles of several buildings build under the modern art of architecture; View of that the combination of art and technology is never perfect in modern architecture; Inability of modern house planners to meet people's housing needs; Discussion on insufficiency of modern building technologies to enable to build types of houses required.
ACCESSION #
9594721

 

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