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And only in the twentieth century did earlier ideal schemes acquire such a
retrospective importance. For Utopia had been around on paper for several
hundred years. Its first architectural state – apart from such purely illustrative
images as ...
No ideal of building has detached itself more gladly from material or political
reality than those forms of Expressionist architectural theory which were digested
into “functionalism” by Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and even Le Corbusier.
... and the absorption of Surrealist devices into homosexual chic, via the couture
houses and the pages of Vogue, appears to have cost him some sleep from the
middle thirties. The Surrealist ideal of love had much in common with the ideal of
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review