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Author Banham, Reyner.
Title A critic writes : essays by Reyner Banham / selected by Mary Banham [and others] ; foreword by Peter Hall.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996.

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Author Banham, Reyner.
Subject Design -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Art)
Alt Name Banham, Mary.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 351 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-339) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreward / Peter Hall -- The 1950s: Vehicles of desire ; The new brutalism ; Ornament and crime: the decisive contribution of Adolf Loos ; Ungrab that gondola ; Machine aesthetes ; Unesco house ; The glass paradise ; Primitives of a mechanized art -- The 1960s: 1960: stocktaking ; Alienation of parts ; Design by choice ; Carbonorific ; Big Doug, small piece ; Old number one ; Kent and capability ; The dymaxicrat ; The style for the job ; How I learnt to live with the Norwich Union ; People's palaces ; The great gizmo ; Aviary, London Zoological Gardens ; Unlovable at any speed ; Roadscape with rusting nails ; History faculty, Cambridge ; The wilderness years of Frank Lloyd Wright -- The 1970s: Power of Trent and Aire ; The crisp at the crossroads ; The historian on the pier ; The master builders ; Rank values ; Paleface trash ; Power plank ; Iron bridge embalmed ; Sundae painters ; Bricologues a la lanterne ; Lair of the looter ; Valley of the dams ; Grass above, glass around ; Summa galactica ; Pevsner's progress ; Taking it with you ; Hotel deja-quoi? ; Valentino: simply filed away -- The 1980s: The haunted highway ; Dead on the fault ; O, bright star ; Stirling escapes the hobbits ; Fiat: the phantom of order ; Modern monuments ; Building inside out ; In the neighborhood of art ; On the wings of wonder ; Actual monuments ; A black box: the secret profession of architecture.
ISBN 9780520923201 (electronic bk.)
0520923200 (electronic bk.)
0585276757 (electronic bk.)
9780585276755 (electronic bk.)
0520219449 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 45733055
Additional Format Print version: Banham, Reyner. Critic writes. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996 0520219449 (DLC) 96014255 (OCoLC)34597969

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