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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 2nd edition (July 25, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262520583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262520584
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #639,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By James Ferguson VINE VOICE on January 21, 2003
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This book has held up well over time, as Banham explores Modern Architecture with a critical eye. First published in 1960, Theory and Design has had numerous editions but the themes remain the same. Banham looks at the major figures in European Modern Architecture through a series of penetrating sections.
He begins with the "Predisposing Causes," the academic and constructive traditions of the later 19th and early 20th century. Of particular note is the relation between the English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Deutscher Werkbund through Hermann Muthesius. He follows with a section on the "Italian Futurists," whose work was widely misunderstood at the time and now widely emulated, as many of the their principles of design have been absorbed by the Deconstructivists. Next is a section on Holland and "The Legacy of Berlage and De Stijl." This is a particularly interesting chapter as he notes the influences of Frank Lloyd Wright and Cubism on this Dutch abstract movement. He also describes how De Stijl went international, influencing many other movements in Europe. The fourth section describes "The World of Art and Le Corbusier" in Paris. Here he gets into his fullest exploration of the role Cubism had in shaping architecture. Cubism had had an influence on Futurism and De Stijl, but it was the analytical branch of Cubism, led by the Duchamp brother, that would have the most impact as Le Corbusier absorbed many of these ideas into his work, evolving Cubo-Futurism into what he and Ozenfant called "Purism." The last section charts the course of the Bauhaus in "The Victory of the New Style.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Heron on December 8, 2014
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A very special book,. Well written and insightful. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the relationship of materials to form and theory in the 20th century.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Talal Aleissa on September 3, 2014
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rafael on November 20, 2014
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J.R. Morefield on January 5, 2013
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