9. Structural experiments with concrete and metal. A non-derridean philosophy of thegrid.
Building in Visual Concrete
, Technical Press Ltd, London, 1971(printed in Germany in 1966)
10. The framed glass. On transparency in Communist edifices.
The culture of plastics: “The” Modern material, from linoleum to nylon to plexy.
, Echinox, Cluj, 1996Quarnby, Arthur
The Plastic Architect
, Pall Mall Press, London, 1974
B. SEMINAR/TUTORIAL SYNOPSIS1. Khruschev’s speech in 1954 and its influence on our region
in:a)repressing/replacing the theoretical/critical edge of East-European architecture;
practice in the USSR and satellite countries. Discussions on the discourse and its wider relevance on the Stalinism legacy not just in architecture, but on the whole establishment.Eigen, Edward (editors)
Architecture Culture 1943-1968 - A Documentary Anthology
,Columbia Books of Architecture, Rizzoli, NY, 1993Gutschow, Niels
Architektur und St
dtebau der f
, Band 41,Schriftenreihe des deutschen nationalkomitees f
r Denkmalschutz, Bonn 1990Ioan, AugustinCommentaries on Khruschev’s speech, in
42-43/1997Broadbent, Geoffrey"Buildings as Symbols of Political Ideology" in
,Plenum Press, NY/London, 1982Questions asked:
* How influential are/can be the politics and politicians in shaping up a certain architecturaldiscourse?
Which are the relevant aspects of the speech that can be found present in the architectureafter 1954?
Commentaries on the Romanian political speeches on architecture
2.The politics of Modernism in Central/Eastern Europe (DDR, Poland, Estonia,Hungary, Yugoslavia).
Cinci feţe ale modernitaţii
, Univers, Bucureºti, 1996Colquhoun, Alan
Essays in Architectural Criticism - Modern Architecture and Historical Change
, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1986Conrads, Ulrich (editor)
Programs and Manifestoes on 20th Century Architecture
, LundHumphries, London, 1970
Baukunst voran! Architektur un Städtebau in der SBZ/DDR,
Schelzy&Jeep, Berlin, 1995* slides from various countries in the region
How simmilar are the architectures of various Communist countries?
Are there relevant differences and discrepancies?
If yes, how can they be justified?
3. The architecture of national identity
Vale, Lawrence J.
Architecture, Power, and National Identity
, Yale University Press, New Haven/London, 1992