20th Century Architecture Goals & Means

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  • The purpose of architecture mutated in the course of the eighteenth century as a bewildering range of new possibilities for shaping building and reshaping social relations were explored.(More…)
  • Psychologically healthy men do not treat women like this, and the absolutely awful way so many of the great “artists” of the 20th century treated women is strong evidence that they were not happy campers, and that there was something seriously wrong in their approach to life.(More…)

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  • A new slight addition to this new wave of functionalism was that not only should buildings and houses be designed around the purpose of functionality, architecture should also be used as a means to physically create a better world and a better life for people in the broadest sense.(More…)

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The purpose of architecture mutated in the course of the eighteenth century as a bewildering range of new possibilities for shaping building and reshaping social relations were explored. [1] Just as the Industrial Revolution once generated change in many fields in the 19th century, so too the information revolution, with its model of integrated systems, serves as a conceptual model in the 21st century for a new approach to architecture and design in the broader environment. [2]

ARCH 662 Twentieth Century American Landscape The purpose of this course is to investigate the relationships between the American culture and the resulting built and natural landscape. [3]

Psychologically healthy men do not treat women like this, and the absolutely awful way so many of the great “artists” of the 20th century treated women is strong evidence that they were not happy campers, and that there was something seriously wrong in their approach to life. [4] Another 20th century writer using the stream of consciousness style is Samuel Beckett. [4]

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A new slight addition to this new wave of functionalism was that not only should buildings and houses be designed around the purpose of functionality, architecture should also be used as a means to physically create a better world and a better life for people in the broadest sense. [5] Of the architectural purposes relevant to this quadrant, the most flagrantly neglected by modern architecture are the creation of satisfactory urban fabric and shaping the public realm. [6]

Goodman suggests that architecture is a borderline case of an allographic artform, as its notational schemes–in the form of plans–are intended to guarantee that all objects as are compliant are genuine instances of the work. (Said intention, Goodman proposes, is not fulfilled.) [7] Q: The CABE report began with a case study of the Larkin Company Administration Building, describing it as a thoughtful collaboration between the company and architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1900s: “Each detail in the architecture of this extraordinary building had a business purpose: to support a commercial strategy, to accommodate innovative work processes, and to broadcast a particular set of business values.” [8] Proponents of exclusivity (S. Davies 1994, Scruton 1979/2013) are eager to protect architecture as the preserve of just those objects in the built environment with abundant, apparent, and appreciable aesthetic qualities; clear creator’s intentions to generate art; or the panache of high art and engagement with art historical trajectories. [7] Ready criteria for identifying object instances in architecture include historical, environmental, stylistic, and formal features–all of which may be read as signaling intentions to design particular, self-contained architectural objects. [7] While an artifact-centered view of architecture weighs in favor of functions and intent as the most relevant distinction, decaying value of design intent over the life of a built structure may give pause. [7] ARCH 360 Introduction to Landscape Architecture This course situates landscape architecture in a broad cultural and social context with the intention of developing skills in critical thinking about the role of exterior place-making in the built environment. [3] ARCH 575 Architecture Management: Managing a CAD System This course covers the various procedures involved in managing a CAD system within a design organization. [3] ARCH 576 Project Delivery in Architecture Management Conventional methods for project delivery will be reviewed along with design/build, fast-track, and other techniques. [3] This course traces the genealogy of modern architecture to its multiple roots in European enlightenment, global dissemination of industrial knowledge, invention of new building materials and techniques, and development of architectural theory. [3]

Always recognized from the start as an important step in the development of modernism in both art and architecture, today Art Nouveau is understood less as a transitional bridge between art periods as it is an expression of the style, spirit, and intellectual thought of a certain time frame, centered around 1900. [9]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(9 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (5) Courses | Architecture Department

2. (4) Philosophy of Architecture (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

3. (2) 20th Century Art, Music, and Literature

4. (1) Course Descriptions | Architectural Studies Program | University of Pittsburgh

5. (1) Green architecture | Britannica.com

6. (1) Functionalism (architecture) – Wikipedia

7. (1) The Big Rethink Part 4: The Purposes of Architecture | Thinkpiece | Architectural Review

8. (1) Then & Now: Workplace’s Evolving Role in Achieving Business Goals

9. (1) Art Nouveau Movement, Artists and Major Works | The Art Story