|aArchitecture and capitalism :|b1845 to the present /|cPeggy Deamer.
|aLondon ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2014.
|axxxii, 229 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a1845-1900. Straight Lines or Curved? The Victorian Values of John Ruskin and Henry Cole / Robert Hewison -- 1880-1900. The First Chicago School and the Ideology of the Skyscraper / Joanna Merwood-Salisbury -- 1907-1914. The Display Window as Educator: The German Werkbund and Cultural Economy / Lauren Kogod -- 1920-1925. Capital Dwelling: Industrial Capitalism, Financial Crisis, and the Bauhaus's Haus am Horn / Robin Schuldenfrei -- 1925-1955. Le Corbusier and Capitalism: Big Work / Deborah Gans -- 1960-1973. The Varieties of Capitalist Experience / Simon Sadler -- 1965-1975. Manfredo Tafuri, Archizoom, Superstudio and the Critique of Architectural Ideology / Pier Vittorio Aureli -- 1970-2000. Irrational Exuberance: Rem Koolhaas and the Nineties / Ellen Dunham-Jones -- 1990-2009. Globally Integrated/Locally Fractured: The Extraordinary Development of Gurgaon, India / Nathan Rich -- 2000. Spectacular Failure: The Architecture of Late Capitalism at the Millennium Dome / Simon Sadler -- Overview. Liberal / Keller Easterling -- Afterword. Architecture Without Capitalism / Michael Sorkin.
Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic issues. Told through case studies, the narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century and ends with 2011, with introductions by Editor Peggy Deamer to pull the main themes together so that you can see how other architects in different times and in different countries have dealt with similar economic conditions. By focussing on what previous architects experienced, you have the opportunity to avoid repeating the past. With new essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Keller Easterling, Lauren Kogod, Robert Hewison, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Robin Schuldenfrei, Deborah Gans, Simon Sadler, Nathan Rich, and Micahel Sorkin.