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Reyner Banham By Nigel Whiteley (Lancaster Univ)

Reyner Banham by Nigel Whiteley (Lancaster Univ)

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An intellectual biography of the cultural critic Reyner Banham.

Reyner Banham Summary

Reyner Banham: Historian of the Immediate Future by Nigel Whiteley (Lancaster Univ)

An intellectual biography of the cultural critic Reyner Banham.

Reyner Banham (1922-88) was one of the most influential writers on architecture, design, and popular culture from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s. Trained in mechanical engineering and art history, he was convinced that technology was making society not only more exciting but more democratic. His combination of academic rigor and pop culture sensibility put him in opposition to both traditionalists and orthodox Modernists, but placed him in a unique position to understand the cultural, social, and political implications of the visual arts in the postwar period. His first book, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (still in print with The MIT Press after forty years), was central to the overhaul of Modernism, and it gave Futurism and Expressionism credibility amid the dynamism and change of the 1960s.

This intellectual biography is the first comprehensive critical examination of Banham's theories and ideas, not only on architecture but also on the wide variety of subjects that interested him. It covers the full range of his oeuvre and discusses the values, enthusiasms, and influences that formed his thinking.

Reyner Banham Reviews

...Nigel Whiteley's timely assessment is engaging and important.

-London Times

...Whitely does an excellent job of presenting the many complex layers of Banham's achievements as a historian and critic.

-Architectural Record

...Nigel Whiteley's brilliant analysis has the energy and scope of Banham's best writing...

-The Washington Post Book World

About Nigel Whiteley (Lancaster Univ)

Nigel Whiteley is Professor of Visual Arts in the Art Department at the School of Creative Arts, Lancaster University, UK.

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GOR009740661
Reyner Banham: Historian of the Immediate Future by Nigel Whiteley (Lancaster Univ)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
MIT Press Ltd
2003-08-29
514
0262731657
9780262731652
Winner of <PrizeName>Winner in the 2002 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal competition for excellence in design in the category of Scholarly Illustrated.</PrizeName> 2002
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