Tag: Henry-Russell Hitchcock

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement
26-01-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement

This book was published originally in 1929, for what it constitutes the first history of the modern architecture. But his transcendency remained eclipsed by the appearance, only three years later, of another book of the author who would: The international style, corresponded with Philip Johnson like fruit of the exhibition that both organized in the Museum of Modern Art of […]

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi
03-11-2014 No Comments

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi

Continuing with some of the ideas that there was debated last October 7 in the Roca Madrid Gallery inside the first one of the “4 meetings Al Borde de la Crítica 2014” whose initial review appeared in Arquia’s blog, we us would like to detain now in one of the topics that arose in the round of later questions to the […]

Historiography of Modern Architecture
30-05-2014 No Comments

Historiography of Modern Architecture

“With this book, Panayotis Tournikiotis has achieved a great feat ofarchitectural historiography.” Francoise Choay, Professor of the History of Ideas and the History of Urbanism at the French Institute for Urbanism, University of Paris Writing, according to Panayotis Tournikiotis, has always exerted a powerful influence on architecture. Indeed, the study of modern architecture cannot be separated from a fascination with […]

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

Miraflores's Baths. Hector Velarde | Fernando Freire Forga
14-08-2012 4 Comments

Miraflores’s Baths. Hector Velarde | Fernando Freire Forga

In search of the origins of the modern architecture in Peru I thought that there existed a building that it might have meant the beginning: Miraflores’s Baths, projected by the architect Hector Velarde between 1934 and 1935. Though by the Peruvian historians this building has been catalogued inside the so called architecture – locally – as ” Style Nose ” […]

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga
28-07-2011 24 Comments

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga

The modern movement arises as consequence of the social ideology of the epoch, the artistic evolution, the technological reached advances and the new trends of life in the developed countries. Critics recount, that chronologically the modern architecture, is recognized after the artistic revolution happened during the forefronts of beginnings of the 20th century. The modernity, with a new look to […]