Architecture / History / Contemporary (1945-)

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Race and Modern Architecture

Race and Modern Architecture

A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present
The Architecture of Good Behavior

The Architecture of Good Behavior

Psychology and Modern Institutional Design in Postwar America
Inspired by the rise of environmental psychology and increasing support for behavioral research after the Second World War, new initiatives at the federal, state, and local level looked to influence the human psyche through form, or elicit desired behaviors with environmental incentives, implementing what Joy Knoblauch calls “psychological functionalism.” Recruited ...
Neoliberalism on the Ground

Neoliberalism on the Ground

Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present
Architecture and urbanism have contributed to one of the most sweeping transformations of our times. Over the past four decades, neoliberalism has not only been a dominant paradigm in politics, but a process of bricks and mortar in everyday life. Rather than to ask what a neoliberal architecture looks like, ...
Of Greater Dignity than Riches

Of Greater Dignity than Riches

Austerity and Housing Design in India

A Comprehensive History of the Architectural Design Projects that Defined India

Improvised Cities

Improvised Cities

Architecture, Urbanization, and Innovation in Peru

The History of Aided Self-Help Housing in Peru

Home

Home

A Century of Change
Edited By Sofia Dyak

This book depicts the evolution of domestic space and the meaning of home during the twentieth century. The chapters initially discuss topics that include modernization, design, housing policy, utopias, and future forms of living that affected domestic life. The book then analyzes the basic functional units within the home, interpreting each unit according to its essential social and cultural characteristics: the corridor (public/private); living room (comfort); kitchen (gender); bathroom (hygiene); and bedroom (intimacy). Overall, the book offers a fascinating glimpse at how the twentieth century changed the functionalities and aesthetics of domestic environments across Eastern Europe, Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

Governing by Design

Governing by Design

Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century

This edited collection offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history, disputing the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looking to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves.

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