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    Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media, and that in so doing it radically displaces the traditional sense of space and subjectivity. Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ideological assumptions underlying the received view of modern architecture and reconsiders the methodology of architectural criticism itself. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define twentieth-century culture—the mass media—as the true site within which modern architecture was produced. She considers architectural discourse as the intersection of a number of systems of representation such as drawings, models, photographs, books, films, and advertisements. This does not mean abandoning the architectural object, the building, but rather looking at it in a different way. The building is understood here in the same way as all the media that frame it, as a mechanism of representation in its own right. With modernity, the site of architectural production literally moved from the street into photographs, films, publications, and exhibitions—a displacement that presupposes a new sense of space, one defined by images rather than walls. This age of publicity corresponds to a transformation in the status of the private, Colomina argues; modernity is actually the publicity of the private. Modern architecture renegotiates the traditional relationship between public and private in a way that profoundly alters the experience of space. In a fascinating intellectual journey, Colomina tracks this shift through the modern incarnations of the archive, the city, fashion, war, sexuality, advertising, the window, and the museum, finally concentrating on the domestic interior that constructs the modern subject it appears merely to house.

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    When American architects, designers, and cultural institutions converted wartime strategies to new ends, the aggressive promotion of postwar domestic bliss became another kind of weapon: In the years immediately following World War II, America embraced modern architecture—not as something imported from Europe, but as an entirely new mode of operation, with original and captivating designs made in the USA. In Domesticity at War, Beatriz Colomina shows how postwar American architecture adapted the techniques and materials that were developed for military applications to domestic use. Just as manufacturers were turning wartime industry to peacetime productivity—going from missiles to washing machines—American architects and cultural institutions were, in Buckminster Fuller’s words, turning “weaponry into livingry.”This new form of domesticity itself turned out to be a powerful weapon. Images of American domestic bliss—suburban homes, manicured lawns, kitchen accessories—went around the world as an effective propaganda campaign. Cold War anxieties were masked by endlessly repeated images of a picture-perfect domestic environment. Even the popular conception of the architect became domesticated, changing from that of an austere modernist to a plaid-shirt wearing homebody. Colomina examines, with interlocking case studies and an army of images, the embattled and obsessive domesticity of postwar America. She reports on, among other things, MOMA’s exhibition of a Dymaxion Deployment Unit (DDU), a corrugated steel house suitable for use as a bomb shelter, barracks, or housing; Charles and Ray Eames’s vigorous domestic life and their idea of architecture as a flexible stage for the theatrical spectacle of everyday life; and the American lawn as patriotic site and inalienable right.Domesticity at War itself has a distinctive architecture. Housed within the case are two units: one book of text, and one book of illustrations—most of them in color, including advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, and many architectural photographs

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    Arne Jacobsen. Dansk udgave. Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1998. Indbundet i skind med forgyldt titel, topsnit og dekoration. 560 pp. Profusedly illustrated. Text in Danish / Rigt illustreret. Pænt rent eksemplar Originaludgave af den danske udgave / Første udgave, eet af kun 300 nummerede eksemplarer / First edition, signed by authors,…

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    Lawrence Chua et al (ed.): JULIE MEHRETU (BLACK CITY) Published for MUSAC with Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2006 . Large quarto hardcover bound in photographic silk cloth with red lettering on the front cover and red and white lettering on black on the spine. Fine, clean and very well preserved…

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    Strandberg Publishing, 2023. Hardcover, no jacket as issued. 336 pp. Illustrated. Text in English. New copy The new revised edition of the classic survey of the work of architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen Book design by K Grafik Michael Jensen

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    AMERIKANSK BRUGSKUNST UDVALGT AF MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. Kunstindustrimuseet, 1954. 8vo ( 21×14 cm). 48 pp. with 16 mostly full-page photos displaying ca 60 exhibits. Pictorial wrappers, near fine / fine copy First edition. Catalogue of an exhibition in Copenhagen of modern American design selected by MOMA in…

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    Arkitekten FINN JUHL. Finn Juhl. Møbelkunst – Arkitektur – Brugskunst – Design Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1990. Large oversized heavy 4to hardcover with dustjacket. 144 pages, richly illustrated. Text in Danish. Lidt slitage på smudsomslag, ellers godt eksemplar af den danske udgave

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    London: Thames and Hudson, 1987. 8vo in publishers fine hardcover with well preserved unclipped jacket (26x18cm). 400 pages with more than 300 photos, drawings and plans. Text in English. Excellent copy! 1st edition og the standard monograph including Catalogue Raisonnee of her works Jacket designed by Berenice Abbott

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    DANSK DESIGN 1945-1975. Produktdesign, Grafisk design, Møbeldesign – LUXUSUDGAVEN HÅNDINDBUNDET HOS OLE OLSEN . Borgen, 2006. Indbundet i skind med forgyldt titel, topsnit og dekoration. 563 sider. Rigt illustreret. Flot eksemplar Første udgave, eet af kun 300 nummerede eksemplarer / First edition, signed by author, one of only 300 copies…

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    300,00 kr.

    Arkitekten FINN JUHL. Finn Juhl. Møbelkunst – Arkitektur – Brugskunst. Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1990. Large oversized 4to hardcover with dustjacket. 144 pages, richly illustrated. Text in Danish Well preserved copy / Fint eksemplar af den danske udgave First edition.

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    Strandberg Publishing, 2014. Stor tung hardcover. 464 sider. Gennemillustreret. Nogle brugsspor, men indvendig ren.

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    Teufen AR, Schweiz : A. Niggli, 1963 (1957). Square 8vo. Second printing in the original wraps as issued. Cover with minor surface marks and a minor dent to top of spine that is going through the book but not affecting the fine color silkscreen prints. 62 pages, chiefly illustraions, hereof…