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ARC132H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter Media: Adolf Loos, 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, Reyner Banham


Department
Architecture Studies
Course Code
ARC132H1
Professor
Zeynep Celik
Chapter
Media

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Builds crime scenes from photographs with paper and cardboard, takes a picture and
destroys the model
e.g. Bathroom
Only a few photographs a year
Interiors
"imagine the sum of all media representation of the even as a king of landscape, and the
media industry as the tour-bus company"
Thomas Demand: media as architecture
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All about the mass-media image
Modern architecture is a form of media
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Modern architecture not very functional
Seems modern from the outside, but on the inside, still built and supported with bricks
and traditional materials
Reyner Banham
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Both the house and the objects inside treated as images
Smithsons, House of the Future
Staged architecture
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Glass architecture
Wasn’t as influential until 1950
Reconstructed in 1986
Was both real and an image
Buildings have full forces as images
Barcelona Pavilion, 1929 International Exhibition, Barcelona
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Very large as if standing in the street when looking at them.
Viewer experiences the spaces of the street
Photomontages, Mies
Mies' 5 projects were not actually built, only on drawings
He didn’t have the expertise to build them given the opportunity
Mies, so-called "father of the modern movement"
Some images have the full force of buildings
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Week 3 Reading - Media as Modern Architecture
Monday, January 25, 2016
9:45 PM
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