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"I cannot copy Gorbusier's entire life" - Architecture, history and architectural history (Walter Gropius)
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, History of Architecture.
2008 (Swedish)In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 77, no 1-2, 96-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The essay focuses on modernism and its - problematic - relation to its historical heritage, taking a starting-point in Walter Gropius' declaration for the Bauhaus. Two main strategies, still present, could be discerned as strategies for architectural schools during the following decades; on the one hand to concentrate on the building and its temporal and societal context, starting in the nineteenth century, thus postponing the confrontation with the dangerous and obsolete past; on the other to concentrate on architectural methods and principles, rather than form. History as a model is discussed from three examples from early Swedish modernism, adopting differing approaches, from an interest in architectural qualities as light in Backstrorm and Reinius' Villa Engkvist, to the use of architectural form as pattern in Artur von Schmalensee's own villa.

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2008. Vol. 77, no 1-2, 96-101 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17658DOI: 10.1080/00233600802065694ISI: 000257265700013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-65749294404OAI: diva2:335702
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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