Colonialism And Modern Architecture In Germany

Author: Itohan Osayimwese
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822982919
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Over the course of the nineteenth century, drastic social and political changes, technological innovations, and exposure to non-Western cultures affected Germany’s built environment in profound ways. The economic challenges of Germany’s colonial project forced architects designing for the colonies to abandon a centuries-long, highly ornamental architectural style in favor of structural technologies and building materials that catered to the local contexts of its remote colonies, such as prefabricated systems. As German architects gathered information about the regions under their influence in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific—during expeditions, at international exhibitions, and from colonial entrepreneurs and officials—they published their findings in books and articles and organized lectures and exhibits that stimulated progressive architectural thinking and shaped the emerging modern language of architecture within Germany itself. Offering in-depth interpretations across the fields of architectural history and postcolonial studies, Itohan Osayimwese considers the effects of colonialism, travel, and globalization on the development of modern architecture in Germany from the 1850s until the 1930s. Since architectural developments in nineteenth-century Germany are typically understood as crucial to the evolution of architecture worldwide in the twentieth century, this book globalizes the history of modern architecture at its founding moment.

Race And Modern Architecture

Author: Irene Cheng
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822987414
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Although race—a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination—has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored. This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field by shining a spotlight on constructions of race and their impact on architecture and theory in Europe and North America and across various global contexts since the eighteenth century. Challenging us to write race back into architectural history, contributors confront how racial thinking has intimately shaped some of the key concepts of modern architecture and culture over time, including freedom, revolution, character, national and indigenous style, progress, hybridity, climate, representation, and radicalism. By analyzing how architecture has intersected with histories of slavery, colonialism, and inequality—from eighteenth-century neoclassical governmental buildings to present-day housing projects for immigrants—Race and Modern Architecture challenges, complicates, and revises the standard association of modern architecture with a universal project of emancipation and progress.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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Colonial Modern

Author: Tom Avermaete
Editor: Artifice Incorporated
ISBN: 9781907317118
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Colonial Modern focuses on the dual topics of the relationship between the post-war aesthetic regime of modernism and the project of modernization in architecture and urban planning, as well as on the highly charged intertwining of both in the context of colonialism and decolonization. Colonial Modern is based on the exhibition In the Desert of Modernity: Colonial Planning and After, which traced these connected histories of modern architecture and urban planning in colonial northern Africa and Europe, and was first exhibited in 2008 at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany. The book reflects contemporary research into architectural modernism and colonialism, and utilizes the thesis of ?negotiated modernism” to initiate new debates on conceptions of modernism&mdashand, inevitably, postmodernism&mdashin an interdisciplinary context. Colonial Modern is split into four distinct chapters of academic discourse: ?On Colonial Modernity”, ?The Colonial Urban Laboratory”, ?Travelling Notions, Approaches and Models”, and ?Dialogues Souterrain”. Seminal and significant texts, such as Paul Rabinow's ?Fordism and Colonialism”, Marc Crinson's ?The Colonial Modern and the Smithsons”, and Sven Olov Wallenstein's ?Biopolitics, Architecture and Colonialism” are included, alongside essays by the book's editors, and selected interviews with related researchers and artists in the field. Through the contributions from academics and specialists in the field, as well as the rich illustrations, Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past Rebellions for the Future provides an insightful discourse on the subject of modernity in architecture and the effect of colonialism.

Bulletin Of The Public Library Of The City Of Boston

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A Closer Look At Namibia

Author: Andreas Vogt
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Architecture

Author: Donald E. Hepler
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Architecture

Author: Donald L. Ehresmann
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Architecture Drafting And Design

Author: Donald E. Hepler
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Architecture: Drafting and Design is a comprehensive, up-to-date program designed to help students learn and communicate basic principles of architectural design and construction systems. With the broad scope of the content and the multitude of resource materials, courses can easily be designed to fit both beginning and more advanced architectural drafting students.

Architecture Schools

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The Book Of Knowledge

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Directory Of History Departments And Organizations In The United States And Canada

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Directory Of History Departments Historical Organizations And Historians

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The Failure Of Modern Architecture

Author: Brent C. Brolin
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Modern Architecture In Alberta

Author: Trevor Boddy
Editor: Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism ; [Regina] : Canadian Plains Research Centre
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German Colonialism Visual Culture And Modern Memory

Author: Volker Langbehn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135153345
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There is no overarching master narrative in understanding the history of German colonialism, and over the past decade, the study of Germany’s colonial past has experienced a dramatic transformation in its scope of inquiry. Influenced by new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of race, nationalism, and globalization, these new studies initiate a process of reevaluating and redefining the parameters within which German Colonialism is understood. The role of visual materials, in particular, is ideal for exploring the porousness of disciplinary boundaries, though visual culture studies pertaining to German history – and especially German colonialism – have previously been almost completely neglected. Investigating visual communication and mass culture, print culture and suggestive racial politics, racial aesthetics, racial politics and early German film, racial continuity and German film, and photography, German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory offers compelling evidence of a German society between 1884 and 1919 that produced vibrant and heterogeneous – and at times contradictory – cultures of colonialism. This collection of new essays illustrates the dramatic changes and vast array of perspectives that have recently emerged in the study of German colonialism. In documenting the latest cutting-edge research of German colonial history, the contributors to this volume prove wrong the persistent assumptions that the creation of Germany’s colonial empire did not have any lasting impact on German political and cultural life. Their essays document how colonialism in its various forms was entwined with the inner workings of modern German life and society, especially through the cultural and technical innovations of its time. In contrast to existing research, these studies show that colonial Germany played a significant role in shaping German perceptions of racial difference, influenced German support for World War I, and facilitated the construction of German nationalism. German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory uniquely demonstrates that the visual culture of colonialism is closely linked to the fascination with new modes of seeing and the enigma of visual experience that have become trademarks of modernity.

Forthcoming Books

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Monthly Bulletin Of Books Added To The Public Library Of The City Of Boston

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