The Death of the Moderns (I)

Von Eckardt, Wolf
August 1977
New Republic;8/6/77, Vol. 177 Issue 6/7, p31
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.


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