Tag: Nikolaus Pevsner

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

Definitions| Jorge Meijide
16-05-2016 No Comments

Definitions| Jorge Meijide

Today the thing goes of definitions, of words that define others. Defining is to delimit and if we notice of Wittgenstein‘s words “the limits of my language constitute the limits of my world”, we will test our limits and will see up to where our world comes. Let’s define for example architecture, not more not less. All the members of […]

José María Echarte Ramos · Architecture and critique | N+1
12-11-2015 No Comments

José María Echarte Ramos · Architecture and critique | N+1

Up to the date we have crossed of the hand of diverse architects, some of the most diverse and varied activities that they recover, well of complementary form to the activity more tradition of the architect or as principal activity. Today we enter the wide world of the “critique”, and that better way of it doing that of José María […]

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.
30-09-2014 No Comments

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.

Key piece and indispensable document to understand and to interpret the birth and the path fundacional of the Modern Movement. His content, which begins with the doctrines of William Morris and his followers is an exciting analysis, plenary session of anecdotes and personal references, which include all the stages of the genesis of the design of the 20th century and […]

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede
29-09-2014 No Comments

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede

Modern architecture without modern movement. The case of Peru. Talking with the architect Ricardo Cárdenas I gave form to the concept of which in Peru the Modern Architecture developed without Modern Movement. This sounds of the first reading less incoherent, how is it possible to detach the architecture of the movement that gives him sustenance?, in the lines that later […]

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

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 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 […]

The Future of Architecture Since 1889
03-07-2013 No Comments

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

In 1963 Nikolaus Pevsner wrote: “A bicycle shed is a building, Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture”. Fortunately long ago that “less poetic” constructions have been addressed by historians of architecture -maybe for the very survival of the discipline. This book is a good example. I would start with a comment on the author, Jean-Louis Cohen. The first I […]