Tag: modernidad

Berenice Abbott. Portraits of Modernity
18-06-2019 No Comments

Berenice Abbott. Portraits of Modernity

5.0 01 Berenice Abbott. Pioneer, modern, fearless provides a detailed look at the artistic journey of this American photographer(Springfield, Ohio, 1898 – Monson, Maine, 1991). Her body of work, some of the most captivating North American photography of the first half of the 20th century, acted as a bridge between the avant-garde of the old continent and the burgeoning artistic scene of the East Coast of […]

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste
14-03-2019 No Comments

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

5.0 01 “… finally a book that brings a breath of fresh air to the lifeless literature on Bauhaus”. Domus, Milan. Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school’s centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne […]

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti
10-12-2018 No Comments

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 “Since the mid-seventies, Stirling has shown his struggle against the boredom produced by the repetition of modern architecture, against its triviality and its inability to situate itself in historical contours. For this he tried to display a work that was narrative and figurative and, at the same time, abstract and technologically advanced”.1 The architectural work of Stirling goes […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

4.5 02 “I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the […]

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and "another" pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid
12-06-2017 No Comments

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and “another” pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid

5.0 01 Todos los arquitectos conocemos la Exposición Universal de Barcelona de 1929 casi únicamente por lo que supuso para la arquitectura moderna la construcción del mítico “Pabellón de Barcelona”, es decir, el Pabellón de Alemania de Mies van der Rohe. Aquel evento internacional surgido de la necesidad de apertura de un país aislado al sur de los Pirineos tras […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

5.0 01 On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

5.0 01 We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

5.0 01 In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture […]

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid
07-11-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid

5.0 01 In the moment to project the building Florey for the Queens College (St. Clements, Oxford, 1968-71), James Stirling already had seen finished two of his better works: the School of Engineering of the University of Leicester (1959-63) and the library of the Faculty of History for the University of Cambridge (1964-67). Three projects constitute his already mythical “Red […]

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta
23-05-2016 No Comments

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior. Annotatting the reflections it brings over of the complexity, they are necessary two categories that they send to the idea of the intersubjective thing. In many of the previous texts and surely in future texts, the intersubjective thing is present of underlying form. The idea of intersubjectivity divides of stating the […]

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta
21-03-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time. Speaking about the complex thing is inabarcable. It would come to be like to trace the mythical cartographic map to scale 1:1 to that Borges was referring in the story Of The Rigor of the Science.1 The task, would need such a precise description, that the described object and the description […]

Do you know Louis Kahn's work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-02-2016 One Comment

Do you know Louis Kahn’s work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 I know that the facts will be revealing the immense lie through that we live here. And without stopping being alert I insist on going beyond her. I take so again, the topic of my visit to the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany, remembering on what already I commented it brings over of my desire to explain of […]

Aldo Rossi's lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-01-2016 One Comment

Aldo Rossi’s lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa

5.0 01 At the end of the seventies until middle of the eighties of the century twenty (I joust the period in which I studied architecture in the ETSAM), the Modern Movement was already criticized without mufflers. In the school one was speaking about the modern ones and, in general, still one was admiring them, but already the reverential respect […]

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta
18-01-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 Fragile L’ordre of l’arquitectura, the fragile order of the architecture, is Joaquim Español’s delicious doctoral thesis defended in the year 1993 and directed by the philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós. In her of delicate and extraordinarily well written form, nevertheless Spanish is equally a poet, and therefore, an expert in handling the instrument of the writing, guides us […]

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta
27-11-2015 One Comment

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta

0.0 00 Surely it cannot be said that everything should happen in the decade of the 60, but yes one can affirm that this one was a decade of big changes, of big social transformations, changes, that today we can observe how they are more alive than never. Looking backward, it is easy to recognize significant transformations that have his […]

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
06-11-2015 No Comments

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

5.0 02 I have not read the book The Architecture of David Lynch, written by Richard Martin last year, but another day I found an interview that Kathrin Spohr did to Lynch in 1997, in her he asked him on his house, one of many that there created the architect Lloyd Wright, and not his father Frank Lloyd Wright, since […]

Modernity(ies). Architecture in Barcelona, 1924-75
03-09-2015 No Comments

Modernity(ies). Architecture in Barcelona, 1924-75

0.0 00 Next September, the Roca Barcelona Gallery will host the exhibition ‘Modernity(ies). Architecture in Barcelona, 1924 – 1975’, the aim of which is to examine some of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona. These buildings were built between two key years: 1924, when the first dictatorship was established, and 1975, when the second dictatorship was abolished. Another selection of […]

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
10-07-2015 No Comments

We | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

0.0 00 «The only way that we still have to manage to be big, even inimitable if it is possible, is that of the imitation of the Former ones; what someone said of Homero, namely, that to learn to understand it well is to learn to admire it, costs equally for the works of art of the Former ones, especially […]

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi'
21-05-2015 No Comments

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’

5.0 01 ‘Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’ is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture. On ‘Invenciones: […]

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga
13-04-2015 217 Comments

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga

0.0 00 Paul Scheebart was saying in 1914 in the text Glasarchitektur that the architecture had to change and evolve adopting the glass as paradigm of the modernity and of a company more raised culturally. The constructions of walls of load with small windows had to transform in opened buildings that were introducing the light of the Sun, of the […]

The architecture of the essence. L. Barragan (1902-88) – A. de la Sota (1913-96)
06-01-2015 No Comments

The architecture of the essence. L. Barragan (1902-88) – A. de la Sota (1913-96)

0.0 00 The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán and A. de la Sota tries, in a temporary frame annotated to the 20th century, to approach the process of ideación from diverse optical, complementary all of them. The authors of the texts develop an aspect of the logic of the project process, across different visions of the works of the […]

Of architecture or revolution | Pedro Hernández
05-01-2015 No Comments

Of architecture or revolution | Pedro Hernández

0.0 00 “We kill ourselves and in spite of everything we are modern” Juan Carlos Cano1 In 1964, refiriéndose to the project of the Joint Urbano Nonoalco-Tlatelolco, Mario Pani he writes in the Banobras Magazine– one of these magazines that was serving to promote the architectural modern achievements that were coming supported by this bank institution – that his project […]

Le Corbusier: a vision of the world
23-12-2014 One Comment

Le Corbusier: a vision of the world

0.0 00 “A tour across 168 postcards of them near both thousands that composed the collection of Le Corbusier, in direct dialog with other sources which the Swiss architect was served along his life to create one of the languages more definitorios of our modernity” Le Corbusier begins to collect postcards about 1907 and it will continue doing it during […]

Architecture and truth. A course of critique
02-12-2014 No Comments

Architecture and truth. A course of critique

5.0 01 Opposite to the forms of horror (malignant or “kitsch”), opposite to the horror of the false, easy and retro-sentimental forms (you form half liberal, half fascists), eleven lessons offer here for an alone poetical equation, that is to say, unartistic: Architecture = Civilization = Rationality = Modernity. Probably she could protect us from the obscene comical, decorated and […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

5.0 01 The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, […]

Housing in Barceloneta | Aldo G. Facho Dede
30-06-2014 One Comment

Housing in Barceloneta | Aldo G. Facho Dede

0.0 00 I knew Coderch with this building, it was for finishing the career and an architect friend me “presented” it in a book that I could not have obtained. It impressed me for the complexity of the plant that in the first look is opposed to the clarity of the fronts. I it re-drew several times and tried to […]

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier
13-06-2014 No Comments

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier

0.0 00 The classic architecture is a visual language and, as any other language, has his own grammatical procedure. With this premise of item, John Summerson introduces us in the foundations and the origins of the classic architecture and, by means of a historical tour, reveals the classic substratum that one hides in the architecture from the ancient times up […]

Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965
09-06-2014 2 Comments

Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965

0.0 00 Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965, is born of a project of investigation in development and presents, for the first time and of explicit form, an approximation to the paper of the photography in the architectural Spanish modernity. It is established as temporary flexible frame those decades that the historiography of the Spanish architecture indicate like specific […]

Influences in Aldo Rossi's drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo
04-04-2014 One Comment

Influences in Aldo Rossi’s drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo

5.0 01 Often the time dilutes the certainty. Aldo Rossi emerged in the second half of the 20th century as the man called to illuminate a generation in the shade of the modernity. Precocious iconoclast in his revisionist offer of the contemporary urbanism, many they were thinking about seeing in his theory the way to continuing in the definition of […]