Video Archive | Figurative architecture (5)

Michael Graves Figurative Architecture-clip_3206
Graves concludes the review of his own work by revisiting the Portland Building. As the frequent target of negative criticism,...
Christian Norberg Schulz
Christian Norberg-Schulz discusses the idea of meaning in architecture, monumentality, and the need to recover place in terms of...
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4811
Norberg-Schulz discusses public space, form, and expression, illustrating his points with images of churches.
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4812
Norberg-Schulz characterizes all the images and examples he shows as expressions of our human situation between earth and sky. He...
Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2199
Charles Jencks discusses univalent elements and multivalent elements in design, a key issue with postmodernism. Using the Chicago...

Michael Graves Figurative Architecture-clip_3206

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Graves concludes the review of his own work by revisiting the Portland Building. As the frequent target of negative criticism, Graves argues that it’s important to maintain criticism as a forum for opinion, but not to misuse criticism to silence voices or sabotage work that might be
unpopular. He ends by warning students not to copy his mannerisms, but to engage in classicism creatively and thoughtfully. He particularly warns against the new classical revival movement, which he characterizes as “trite.”


Christian Norberg Schulz

Christian Norberg-Schulz discusses the idea of meaning in architecture, monumentality, and the need to recover place in terms of figurative architecture. He discusses public space, form, and expression, illustrating his points with images of churches. Norberg-Schulz characterizes all the images and examples he shows as expressions of our human situation between earth
and sky. He discusses architectural semiotics, and references the image-, symbol-, and sign-rich designs of Bernini and Boull?e.

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Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4809
After being introduced, Christian Norberg-Schulz discusses figurative and abstract architecture, the idea of meaning in...
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4810
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4810
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Christian Norberg-Schulz talks about monumentality and the need to recover place in terms of figurative architecture.
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4811
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4811
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4812
Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4812

Christian Norberg Schulz-clip_4812

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January 1, 1985 | Video Lecturer:

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Norberg-Schulz characterizes all the images and examples he shows as expressions of our human situation between earth and sky. He discusses architectural semiotics, and references the image-, symbol-, and sign-rich designs of Bernini and Boull?e.


Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2199

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Charles Jencks discusses univalent elements and multivalent elements in design, a key issue with postmodernism. Using the Chicago Civic Center and Mies’s IIT campus, Jencks compares and contrasts modernism with the emerging architecture of designers like Michael Graves and Ricardo Bofill, employing multifunctional elements and signifiers. He also goes in depth about IIT’s corner design and what it means to design an open or closed corner.