Cook maintains that one of the most important aspects of architecture is the ongoing global conversation about it. He lays down as a rule that the most important thing an architect can do is hang out with “the right people.” Cook talks about competition that promotes discovery instead of hindering progress.
Video Archive | Bruno Taut (4)
Rosemarie Haag Bletter gives a lecture on the expressionist movement after World War I, focusing on Erich Mendelsohn and Bruno Taut. Haag Bletter emphasizes the continuity of expressionism lies not in stylistic formalism, but in the underlying concepts and social convictions of the period.
Rosemarie Haag Bletter discusses the work of Bruno Taut. She discusses the relationship between invention and the fantastic and impossible within the utopian ideals of expressionism. Haag Bletter emphasizes the continuity of expressionism lies not in stylistic formalism, but in the underlying concepts and social convictions of the period.
Reyner Banham discusses the myth of the economy of modern architecture, citing precedents that enforce his idea of “cheap” buildings. He discusses Le Corbusier’s desire to mimic the ideas that spawn automobiles and cruise ships into developed, efficient, streamlined machines. Banham quotes Corbusier calling this development “the law of mechanical selection.”