Video Archive | International Style (11)

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Alexis Rochas introduces Eric Owen Moss. Moss describes SCI-Arc's role in promoting innovation and resisting codification of...
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Miquel Adria begins by discussing the changing views of modern Mexican architecture. He discusses the role of colonialism in...
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Adria continues his lecture by presenting additional projects, including examples by Teodoro Gonz?lez de Le?n as examples of the...
Rosemarie Haag Bletter
Rosemarie Haag Bletter gives a lecture on the expressionist movement after World War I, focusing on Erich Mendelsohn and Bruno...
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Rosemarie Haag Bletter distinguishes the expressionist movement after World War I from other contemporary movements, such as...
Charles Jencks Postmodernism And The New...
Charles Jencks begins by giving a brief history of the International Style and the end of modernism, saying that the movement...
Charles Jencks Constructivism
Charles Jencks tracks the evolution of Russian constructivism as a way of bridging the gap between cubism, modernism, and the...
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Charles Jencks emphasizes the role of women in the early constructivist movement, and the theatrical quality of the revolution....

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Miquel Adria begins by discussing the changing views of modern Mexican architecture. He discusses the role of colonialism in establishing building types and trajectory. He comments on the role of landscape, materials and pre-Hispanic traditions in Mexican architectural heritage. Adria notes the conflict between nationalistic trends and imported International Style, and discusses the significance of Luis Barrag?n.


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Adria continues his lecture by presenting additional projects, including examples by Teodoro Gonz?lez de Le?n as examples of the influence of international architecture on Mexico. He comments on de Le?n’s herritage and connection to Le Corbusier and his role in creating large scale public projects. De Le?n’s projects often incorporated urban spaces inside his works as an extension of the city. Adria discusses the issues of scale and an intentional distortion that relied on the adjacent urbanism for context. Adria speaks about de Le?n’s materiality, and the use of concrete versus marble in his work.


Rosemarie Haag Bletter

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.

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Rosemarie Haag Bletter reviews the development of anti-urban attitudes post-World War I, which were affiliated with the rise of...
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January 1, 1986 | Video Lecturer:

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Rosemarie Haag Bletter distinguishes the expressionist movement after World War I from other contemporary movements, such as cubism or futurism. She examines the historian Sigfried Giedion and his opposition to the work of Mendelsohn and other expressionists.

 


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Charles Jencks begins by giving a brief history of the International Style and the end of modernism, saying that the movement broke into two parts, postmodernism and late modernism. He discusses the problems that modernism caused to society, aesthetics, and sustainability. Jencks warns that there are profound differences between the two offshoots of modernism.


Charles Jencks Constructivism

May 17, 1976 | Video Lecturer:
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Charles Jencks tracks the evolution of Russian constructivism as a way of bridging the gap between cubism, modernism, and the prevalent International Style. Jencks describes the 1905 and 1917 revolutions and how designers approached both. He cites Lenin and Marx on the role of government in
regulating style through the early half of the twentieth century. He breaks down the architectural evolution of the movement from before Tatlin’s Tower through its spread to other Communist countries like Poland and China, and finally, the eventual decline of the movement in favor of the International Style.

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May 17, 1976 | Video Lecturer:

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Charles Jencks emphasizes the role of women in the early constructivist movement, and the theatrical quality of the revolution. He introduces Tatlin’s Tower as a pivotal work of constructivism and how this propel’s the movement into alignment with the politics, intentions, and propaganda of the post-revolutionary Soviet Union. Jencks shows subsequent architectural developments and work in other media, such as, photography, theatre, film and engineering as a way of explaining the evolution of the ideas and themes behind the movement.