Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism in Architecture by Robert Maxwell

Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism in Architecture by Robert Maxwell

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"Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism inArchitecture" is the first comprehensive collection of essays by RobertMaxwell, an important member of the postwar generation of architects who established a critical interest in the pre-war modernist tradition, agroup including Colin Rowe, James Stirling, and Alan Colquhoun. Manyessays in the book, written over the last ten years, originally appearedin scholarly and professional journals, including Oppositions, Architectural Digest, and Progressive Architecture.

From a diverse selection of essays emerges the powerful voice of aparticular sensibility as Maxwell considers the tension between opposedurges in architecture: the rational, technological, timeless monumentality of the Modern Movement and the more emotional, nostalgic references of historicism. Out of this tension, he argues, can come a vital juxtaposition, a "sweet disorder" that should be cultivated by architects in the search for valid architectural forms.

"Sweet Disorder" joins "Sexuality and Space" in a growing series of titles called Princeton Papers on Architecture, published in collaboration with the Princeton University School of Architecture.

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SKU GOR005905063
Title Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism in Architecture
Author By (author) Robert Maxwell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 332
ISBN 10 1568980051
ISBN 13 9781568980058
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism inArchitecture" is the first comprehensive collection of essays by RobertMaxwell, an important member of the postwar generation of architects who established a critical interest in the pre-war modernist tradition, agroup including Colin Rowe, James Stirling, and Alan Colquhoun. Manyessays in the book, written over the last ten years, originally appearedin scholarly and professional journals, including Oppositions, Architectural Digest, and Progressive Architecture.

From a diverse selection of essays emerges the powerful voice of aparticular sensibility as Maxwell considers the tension between opposedurges in architecture: the rational, technological, timeless monumentality of the Modern Movement and the more emotional, nostalgic references of historicism. Out of this tension, he argues, can come a vital juxtaposition, a "sweet disorder" that should be cultivated by architects in the search for valid architectural forms.

"Sweet Disorder" joins "Sexuality and Space" in a growing series of titles called Princeton Papers on Architecture, published in collaboration with the Princeton University School of Architecture.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005905063
Title Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless: Theory and Criticism in Architecture
Author By (author) Robert Maxwell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 332
ISBN 10 1568980051
ISBN 13 9781568980058
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No