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Infinitely accessible and informative, Charles Jencks is sensible and bodacious in his far-ranging discussions of the architecture of this century. This small paperback, which includes illustrations, is invaluable in its assessment of the history o Although this is not a new book, it is still one of the best introductions to modern architecture available on the market. This small paperback, which includes illustrations, is invaluable in its assessment of the history of modern architecture and its frank criticism of the architects of our time, as well as its speculations, predictions, and guidelines for the future of the discipline.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Charles Jencks. Charles Jencks. Charles Alexander Jencks born 21 June is an American architecture theorist and critic, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of modernism and postmodernism are widely read in architectural circles. He studied under the influential architectural historians Sigfried Giedion and Reyner Banham.
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Modern Movements in Architecture by Jencks Charles
Perhaps, from time to time, this capital-lettered concept has enjoyed a wide understanding and informed consensus, so that it does make sense to call this area of agreement Modern Architecture. But more often than not its use is generally informed by ignorance. In fact the concept of multivalence will slip into the background and be assumed throughout, only emerging explicitly in extreme cases. For the most part, explicit architectural issues will be discussed. It looks two ways at once and it focuses at different depths, but I hope for all this that the reader still doesn't become confused. It is the historian's obligation to search for the plurality of creative movements and individuals where he can find them, and elucidate their creativity.
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Charles Jencks was born in Baltimore in and studied under the modern architectural historians Siegfried Geidon and Reyner Banham at Harvard and the Architectural Association in London. Known for his books questioning modern architecture and defining successive movements, he now divides his time between lecturing, writing and garden-design products in the UK, Europe and USA. His own innovative work includes dramatic and award-winning landscaping project, landform, for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. He is a trustee of the Maggie's Centres, the charity he co-founded with Maggie Keswick in , which has quickly established itself as an important architectural patron, commissioning architects to design innovative recuperative centres for cancer care. Karl Kropf is an urbanist engaged in both theoretical research and practice, focusing on the morphogenesis and dynamics of urban form.