The object of this lecture is to examine the production of architecture between 1900 and 1935 in the context of the border cultural scene. The monolithic and cohesive aims and means of the so-called modern movement – as presented by its later apologist – will be questioned concerning the ongoing debates, alternatives, and confrontations that characterized the art scene in those years and construction material and methods innovations such glass curtain walls, steel and elevator.
Architects such as Peter Behrens, Adolf Loos, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies Van Rohe, Walter Gropius and Gerrit Rietveld will be examined along with movements such as the prairie style, Art Nouveau, Futurism, Expressionism, Art Deco, international style, De Stijl and constructivism.
In the series:
Apr. 3: “Ornament is Crime” Early Modern Architecture with Michael Guido
Apr. 17: “Sleek and Chic” Mid-century Modern Architecture with Michael Guido
May 1: “Factors involved in a complicated process” Contemporary Architecture with Michael Guido