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Catherine Cooke (2) (1942–2004)

Autor(a) de The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-1932

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Obras por Catherine Cooke

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Nome legal
Chichester-Cooke, Catherine Anne
Data de nascimento
1942-08-02
Data de falecimento
2004-02-20
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
England
UK
Local de nascimento
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Educação
University of Cambridge (Clare College)
Ocupações
lecturer
architectural historian
architect
Organizações
Open University
University of Cambridge
Architectural Design

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Catherine Chichester-Cooke, always known as Catherine Cooke, was born in Bishop's Stortford, the only child of a brigadier in the British Royal Engineers. She read architecture at Cambridge University, where she was one of only a handful of women students in 1961. After a year working for a Finnish architect in Helsinki and for Lionel March in Cambridge, she returned to Clare College to earn a Ph.D. on Soviet planning and design theory.
She became a world authority on the Russian avant-garde of the 1920s. Her major book was Russian Avant-Garde: Theories of Art, Architecture and the City (1995) but she also co-wrote numerous other books and produced scholarly articles, and lectured extensively. She taught at the Cambridge School of Architecture from the 1960s until her death, and also took an appointment as a Lecturer in Design at the Faculty of Technology at the Open University in 1979. She was instrumental in raising awareness in the West about Russian visual culture and the dilapidated condition of many significant Modernist buildings, sites, and neighbourhoods.Her extensive collection of books, posters, and ephemera is now housed in the Cambridge University Library.

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From 1975 to 1990, publisher Andreas Papadakis put out many books on architecture and even more issues of Architectural Design, Art & Design, and other journals. He embraced many styles at the time, primarily Postmodernism and Deconstructivism, or Deconstruction. The latter "style," made most famous in the 1988 MoMA exhibition, Deconstructivist Architecture, was explored by Papadakis in numerous publications in the late 1980s, many of them devoured by me in the architecture school library in the early 1990s. Most hefty -- both in terms of size and intellectual heft -- is this omnibus volume of projects, texts and interviews, many of them previously published in AD and Art & Design.

The volume is split into four parts: Constructivist Origins, Theory and Philosophy, Deconstruction and Art, and Deconstruction and Architecture. While the first two parts were important for giving Decon some sort of theoretical background at the time, especially in regards to the writings of Jacques Derrida, it's the fourth part where architects (myself included) gravitated. Here are essays by Charles Jencks and Mark Wigley and projects by Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelblau, and other architects, even ones no longer associated with Deconstruction. Nearly 30 years after its publication (and ten years after the death of Papadakis), this omnibus is an important snapshot of a transitional period in postmodern architecture but also a symbol of one publisher's strong embrace of the theories and works of architects before they were famous.
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Obras
14
Membros
215
Popularidade
#103,625
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
1
ISBN
35
Línguas
2

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