J. M. Richards — The Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings

500,00 kr.

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J. M. Richards & Eric de Mare:

The Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings 1st edition. London: The Architectural Press, 1958. Large 8vo in publishers hardcover with unclipped dustjacket. 200 pages. Illustrated richly. Near fine / fine clean attractive copy

First edition, 1st printing copy of one the major classics on Vernacular architecture. – “Modernism and anonymity have remained largely irreconcilable, especially in the field of architecture. As the omnipotent symbol of creativity and artistic power, the personality of the nineteenth-century Romantic artist defi ned the transgressive nature of his early twentieth-century avant-garde successor, while nurturing the emergence of the celebrity architect. Valuing authorship above anonymity, the cult(ure) of avantgardism has invested the modern artist with the power to see beyond culture and tradition to generate cultural transformation. It is peculiar, then, to see that one of the chief editors of the leading modern architecture journals of Britain, J. M. Richards, wrote extensively on the idea of anonymity and the value of vernacular architectures. Richards had a significant role in the development of modern architecture in Britain while at the helm of The Architectural Review (hereafter AR) alongside Nikolaus Pevsner and the journal’s proprietor and editor H. de C. Hastings” (Erdem Erten)

J. M. Richards — The Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings

500,00 kr.

In stock