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Zevi, Bruno 1918-2000

Works: 540 works in 1,871 publications in 10 languages and 10,672 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Bibliography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Redactor, win, zxx
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Architecture as space; how to look at architecture by Bruno Zevi( Book )

35 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern language of architecture by Bruno Zevi( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These pages" writes Bruno Zevi, "have the same goal as any other heretical act: to arouse dissent. If they provoke argument, they will have achieved their aim. Instead of talking endlessly about architecture, we shall finally begin to speak architecture." The Modern Language of Architecture by Bruno Zevi, whom Frank Lloyd Wright called "the most penetrating architectural critic of our time," should be read by anyone with an interest in designing, constructing, buying, selling, looking at, or living in a building. Setting forth seven principles, or "antirules," Zevi attempts, in the first part, to codify the new language of architecture that was created by Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Wright. In place of the classical language formulated by the Beaux-Arts school, with its focus on abstract principles of order, proportion, and symmetry, he presents an alternative system of communication characterized by a free interpretation of contents and function, an emphasis on differentiation and dissonance, a dynamic multidimensional vision, an inde pendent interplay of elements, an organic marriage between engineering and architecture, living spaces designed to be used, and an inte gration of every building into its surroundings. Part 2, tracing the dialogue between architecture and historiography, demonstrates that the modern language of architecture is not the language of modern architecture, but the real system of communication of all creative architecture. A survey of the literature of the past century on architecture from ancient Greece through the Baroque reveals that each historical contribution had two opposite effects: the negative one of stimulating a revival and the positive one of enriching the modern language of architecture. Thus we find striking analogies between Le Corbusier and Greek town planning, Louis Kahn and Roman architecture of the age of Hadrian, the Arts and Crafts movement and medieval idioms, and, most notably, the two spirals of Borromini's church of Sant'Ivo alia Sapienza in Rome and Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York
Storia dell'architettura moderna : dalle origini al 1950 by Bruno Zevi( Book )

82 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La génesis de la arquitectura moderna - La primera época de la arquitectura moderna - Los maestros del período racionalista - La crisis del racionalismo arquitectónico en Europa - El caso italiano - El movimiento orgánico en Europa - La evolución del pensamiento arquitectónico - Tradición moderna y primer racionalismo en Estados Unidos - La influencia internacional de Wright - El movimiento orgánico en Estados Unidos - La renovación en los estudios históricos de Arquitectura
Erich Mendelsohn by Erich Mendelsohn( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SITE : architecture as art by Inc SITE( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno Zevi on modern architecture by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards an organic architecture by Bruno Zevi( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 1982 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erich Mendelsohn : the complete works by Bruno Zevi( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Duitse architect (1887-1953)
La casa sulla cascata di F. Ll. Wright. F. Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater by Bruno Zevi( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangiolo architetto by Paolo Portoghesi( Book )

28 editions published in 1964 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Terragni by Giuseppe Terragni( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apprendre à voir l'architecture by Bruno Zevi( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architettura e storiografia : le matrici antiche del linguaggio moderno by Bruno Zevi( Book )

25 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saper vedere l'urbanistica. Ferrara di Biagio Rossetti, la prima città moderna europea by Bruno Zevi( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in Italian and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spazî dell'architettura moderna by Bruno Zevi( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectura in nuce by Bruno Zevi( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saber ver la arquitectura : ensayo sobre la interpretación espacial de la arquitectura by Bruno Zevi( Book )

42 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bruno Zevi( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saper vedere l'architettura : saggio sull'interpretazione spaziale dell'architettura by Bruno Zevi( Book )

39 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il linguaggio moderno dell'architettura : guida al codice anticlassico by Bruno Zevi( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Erich Mendelsohn : the complete works
Alternative Names
Bruno Zevi

Bruno Zevi architecte et historien de l'architecture italien

Bruno Zevi architecte et théoricien

Bruno Zevi architetto, urbanista e storico italiano

Bruno Zevi Italiaans architect (1918-2000)

Bruno Zevi italialainen poliitikko

Bruno Zevi Italian architect, historian, and professor

Bruno Zevi italienischer Architekt, Architekturhistoriker, Autor und Universitätsprofessor

Zevi, Bruno

Zevi Bruno Benedetto

Зеви, Бруно

ברונו צבי סופר איטלקי

צבי, ברונו בן גידו

برونو تسفي

برونو زوی

ゼーヴィ, B

ゼーヴィ, ブルーノ


The modern language of architectureErich Mendelsohn : the complete works