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Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social Imagination in Central European Architecture, 1867-1918 ePub download

by Akos Moravanszky

  • Author: Akos Moravanszky
  • ISBN: 0262133342
  • ISBN13: 978-0262133340
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  • Language: English
  • Category: Engineering
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1St Edition edition (January 30, 1998)
  • Pages: 524
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Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social Imagination in Central European Architecture, 1867-1918 ePub download

But this is exactly what Akos Moravanszky has done with his Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social .

But this is exactly what Akos Moravanszky has done with his Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social Imagination in Central European Architecture, 1867-1918. In the preface, Moravanszky states that it is not his intention to examine the mundane architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: the railroad stations, post offices, and banks which existed in every town and which made western Ukraine familiar to the visitor from Lower Austria, as he put it (p. x). Rather, he wants to explore what he terms "alternative visions," those of.

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one wonders if they came right from a building supplier's cata- log".

Akos Moravanszky's remarkable achievement is his ability to show the reader not only what is distinctive in the . Professor Moravanszky's book is one of those rare scholarly works that stem from personal experience and concern, but succeed in illuminating general issues.

Akos Moravanszky's remarkable achievement is his ability to show the reader not only what is distinctive in the architecture of the countries, formerly designated by westerners as 'Eastern Europe,' but also convincingly demonstrate what they hold in common as members of an all-European culture.

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In this book Ákos Moravánszky presents the first comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918

In this book Ákos Moravánszky presents the first comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. He discusses the aesthetic innovations of Central European architects by analyzing key buildings and by studying the crucial debates about modernity, national identity, tectonic form, and the social role of the architect. As a reflection of this complexity, the issue-centered chapters explore architectural history in clusters, rather than through a linear development toward a monolithic modern form.

Moravánszky is especially well known for his writing on twentieth-century architecture in Central Europe, and for his .

Moravánszky is especially well known for his writing on twentieth-century architecture in Central Europe, and for his role in the development of a theory of materiality in architecture. His books include Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social Imagination in Central European Architecture, 1867-1918 (1998) which was the first systematic work focusing on the development of architectural modernism in the countries of the Habsburg Empire and its successor states.

He discusses the aesthetic innovations of Central European architects by analyzing key buildings and by studying the crucial debates about modernity, national identity, tectonic form, and the social role of the architect. Central European intellectuals recognized that real change cannot be introduced merely by changing the political and economic system; human consciousness itself must be transformed.

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Recommend this journal.

Published: Cambridge, The MIT Press, 1998. Keywords: History of Central Europe, architecture, identity, nationalism, Austria-Hungary, 1867-1918.

In this book Ákos Moravánszky presents the first comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. Established in 1962, the MIT Press is one of the largest and most distinguished university presses in the world and a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design.

The Habsburg monarchy and its successor states played a significant role in the development of modern culture. Although scholars have recognized the contributions of Viennese intellectuals, they have all but ignored those of other centers such as Budapest, Prague, Brno, Cracow, Zagreb, and Ljubljana. Historical research in Central Europe still emphasizes national and regional differences rather than common issues and developments. In this book Ákos Moravánszky presents the first comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. He discusses the aesthetic innovations of Central European architects by analyzing key buildings and by studying the crucial debates about modernity, national identity, tectonic form, and the social role of the architect. As a reflection of this complexity, the issue-centered chapters explore architectural history in clusters, rather than through a linear development toward a monolithic modern form. Central European intellectuals recognized that real change cannot be introduced merely by changing the political and economic system; human consciousness itself must be transformed. Artists and architects played a leading role in this transformation as they explored the limits of their freedom. Although their social environment contained many feudal elements, their cultural heritage offered more artistic freedom than did other historical regions of Europe. This book unfolds the wide spectrum of problems that Central European artists and architects faced in the first decades of the century. It also examines the changing interpretation of architecture by the critics of the time. Published with the assistance of the Getty Grant Program.

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