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Moravánszky, Ákos

Overview
Works: 179 works in 461 publications in 8 languages and 5,979 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, dgs, Collector, Adapter, Thesis advisor, win
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Most widely held works by Ákos Moravánszky
Re-humanizing architecture : new forms of community, 1950-1970 by Ákos Moravánszky( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 of the 3 vol. set. Set ISBN: 9783035610147.0After the Second World War, a divided Europe was much affected by a period of reconstruction. This was influenced by the different political systems? in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, the focus was on cohesion in society and its cultural and architectural expression. In parallel to the rapidly progressing industrialization of the building industry, debates on the humanization of the built environment were led on both sides with great intensity. The volume shows how, on the back of existentialism, new monumentality, and socialist realism, quite similar concepts and strategies were developed in order to find answers to questions relating to adequate structures for new forms of community and identity
Re-scaling the environment : new landscapes of design, 1960-1980 by Ákos Moravánszky( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The international authors of the three-volume publication present Europe's postwar architecture in a new light. This comprehensive set of studies systematically anallyzes developments in the East and West in a comparative way. What has been achieved is a revision of the history of architecture in the era of the Iron Curtain: rather than focusing on divisions, the authors emphasize mutural perception, knowledge transfer, cooperation and connections across geopolitical and national boundaries. Each volume is dedicated to an overarching theme and its subsequent unfolding across overlapping periods of time." -- rear cover
Re-framing Identites: Architecture's Turn to History, 1970-1990 East West Central: Re-Building Europe, 1950-1990 Vol 3 by Ákos Moravánszky( )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1970-1990, architecture experienced a revision as part of the post-modern movement. The critical attitude to the functionalistic Moderne style and the influence of semiotics and philosophical trends, such as phenomenology, on architectural theory led to an increased interest in its history, expression, perception, and context. In addition, architectural heritage and the care of architectural monuments gained importance. This development also increasingly challenged the ideologically based division between East and West. Instead of emphasizing the differences, the search was for a joint cultural heritage. The contributions in this volume question terms such as "Moderne" and "post-modern", and show how architecture could again represent local, regional, and national identity
Metamorphism : material change in architecture by Akos Moravanszky( )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Materiality is a recurring and key issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are 'constructed', how they become substances of our culture. 'Metamorphism' follows up on the relationship between natural materials and technology, science, and sensuality. Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) made the concept of metabolic processes the key element of his theory. He referred to the fact that architectural forms originally resulting from a method of processing a material are used for other substances. For the first time, the book investigates the subject from a historic point of view whilst reflecting current interdisciplinary findings. Examples from Aalto to Zumthor illustrate the special aspects of erstwhile and contemporary material concepts"--Back cover
Urban revolution now : Henri Lefebvre in social research and architecture by Lukasz Stanek( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to develop Lefebvre's concepts in social research and architecture by focusing on urban conjunctures in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. With contributions by historians and theorists of architecture and urbanism, geographers, sociologists, political and cultural scientists, this book reveals the multiplicity of processes of urbanization and the variety of their patterns and actors around the globe
Competing visions : aesthetic invention and social imagination in Central European architecture, 1867-1918 by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918, Akos Moravanszky discusses the aesthetic innovations of Central European architects and the role that architecture played in the development of modern culture. By studying the crucial debates about modernity, national identity, tectonic from, and the social role of the architect, Moravanszky does justice to a story of enormous cultural complexity, rather than viewing architectural history as a linear story of buildings leading to a monolithic modern form." "This book unfolds the wide spectrum of problems that Central European artists and architects faced in the first decades of the century in such centers as Budapest, Prague, Brno, Vienna, Cracow, Zagreb, and Ljubljana. It also examines the changing interpretation of architecture by the critics of the time."--Jacket
Architekturtheorie im 20. Jahrhundert : eine kritische Anthologie by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in German and English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architekten, Publizisten, Kunsthistoriker, sie alle kennen es - das Vergnügen und die Qual, die Entwurfsideen der gesichteten oder ersonnenen Projekte vor einem kritischen Publikum zu erklären. Denn es sind die Wörter, die die Architektur am Leben erhalten und die Entscheide des Entwerfenden im Diskurs vermitteln. Mit dieser einzigartigen Textanthologie der "Architekturtheorie im 20. Jahrhundert" liegt nun ein hilfreiches Vademekum vor. Einhundert Quelltexte von Architekten, Künstlern, Kunsthistorikern und Philosophen stehen dem Leser in kommentierter Form für die eigenen Recherchen - nach fünf Themen geordnet - in handlicher Form zur Verfügung. Alle fünf Themen werden mit Essays des Herausgebers eingeleitet, die 100 Texte sind jeweils zum tieferen Verständnis kommentiert
Alvar Aalto : second nature by Alvar Aalto( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Magus of the North" : this was the epithet which architecture critic Sigfried Giedion found for Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the best-known Finnish architect of his generation and a major exponent of a different kind of modernism - one conceived on a more human scale. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium or the legendary Villa Mairea, stand for a masterly, organic combination of volumes, materials and light. His laminated plywood chairs made him one of the most important designers of the twentieth century, while his Savoy Vase has come to be seen as the epitome of Finnish and organic design. Alvar Aalto - Second Nature draws on recent research into Aalto's oeuvre to present a comprehensive overview of his work in architecture, design and urban planning, with a special focus on his dialogue with major contemporary artists - including László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Arp, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger - and his fascination with film, cinema and photography. The book features eleven essays by authors from various countries. The catalogue section presents numerous original drawings from the Alvar Aalto Museum and pieces of Aalto furniture from the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum. A complete list of all his buildings and projects is also included, along with several photographic essays by the artist Armin Linke showing Aalto's buildings from a contemporary perspective
Stoffwechsel Materialverwandlung in der Architektur by Ákos Moravánszky( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, a book that presents the subject of architecture building materials from a historical point of view in the mirror of current transdisciplinary findings. Examples from Aalto to Zumthor illustrate the special aspects of past and present material concepts
Die Architektur der Donaumonarchie by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erneuerung der Baukunst : Wege zur Moderne in Mitteleuropa, 1900-1940 by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precisions : Architektur zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst = architecture between sciences and the arts by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where is the place of architecture? Closer to the arts or to the sciences? And has there been a shift of this position over the past years due to technological evolution? - The term "precision" serves as a starting point for observing the influence of scientific methods on architecture and art. Well-known authors explore the subject from different angles: from digital design strategies in lightweight construction to filigree architectural projects. Practical examples are flanked by essays on art and architectural theory, which also provide a prospect for the future of digitalization and cybernetics."--Jacket
Experiments : Architektur zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst = architecture between sciences and the arts( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the concept of the "experiment", these essays on art and architectural theory adopt different perspectives from which to examine a relatively new type of experience - the experimental experience as technical activity, theoretical reflection, or calculation. Examples of current architectural practice and art production, as well as case studies supplement the essays in this volume
Bearth & Deplazes : Konstrukte by Bearth & Deplazes Architekten( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolf Krischanitz by Adolf Krischanitz( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian architect’s projects and approach in an extensive, elaborately designed, and playfully organized monograph Besides making buildings for living and working, Adolf Krischanitz also specializes in buildings for art and culture. Most recently, for instance, are his 21 Haus in Vienna and the Temporary Kunsthalle on the Schlossplatz in Berlin, excellent examples of what architecture in the service of art can look like. This publication presents his diverse projects, which cover every genre, from furniture design to museum. Otto Kapfinger, architecture theorist and journalist has conceived an open structure for the book, impressively conveying Krischanitz’s special approach, his apparently minimalist aesthetics, and the sublime style of his buildings. Organized according to themes and concepts, the essays explore the architect’s impact on intersecting points, such as architecture/urban planning, theory/practice, and architecture/contemporary art, but ultimately leave the last word to beautiful architectural expression
Antoni Gaudí by Ákos Moravánszky( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolf Loos : die Kultivierung der Architektur( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East West Central : re-building Europe, 1950-1990( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international authors of this three-volume work show Europe's post-war architecture in a new light. In spite of geo-political divisions and national differences, the developments in East and West are seen in context for the first time - a mutual perception, the transfer of knowledge, and cooperation, opened avenues across boundaries. Each volume is dedicated to a leading subject and its unfolding across overlapping periods of time
Aldo Rossi und die Schweiz architektonische Wechselwirkungen( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldo Rossi (1931-1997), einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Postmoderne, gehört zu den richtungsweisenden Architekten und Theoretikern des 20. Jahrhunderts. In den 1970er Jahren war der Mailänder Gastprofessor und Dozent an der ETH Zürich. Die charismatische, polarisierende Persönlichkeit und der schillernde Intellekt des engagierten Lehrers und überzeugten Kommunisten prägten eine Architektengeneration. Von Zürich aus gewann Rossis architettura razionale international an Einfluss. Zu den Rossianern an der Architekturschule zählen unter anderen Bruno Reichlin und Fabio Reinhart, Herzog & de Meuron, Marcel Meili oder Miroslav Šik. Dem an der Architekturschule dominierenden soziologischen Flügel stellte Rossi das Entwurfsstudio mit einer strengen, rational-wissenschaftlichen Methode des Entwerfens entgegen, die zunehmend von seiner Vorstellung einer architettura analoga abgelöst wurde, einem entwerferischen Vorgehen, das die subjektiven und phänomenologischen Bezüge betont. Rossis Postulat der Autonomie der Architektur, die analytische Auseinandersetzung mit der Stadt und die Hinwendung zu typologischen Fragen trugen wesentlich zur Emanzipierung der Deutschschweizer Architektur von der Zweiten Moderne nach 1945 bei. In der Publikation untersuchen namhafte Architekturtheoretiker, damalige Weggefährten sowie junge Forscherinnen und Forscher die massgebliche Bedeutung von Rossis Zürcher Zeit, die bis in die Gegenwart hinein Folgen für die Entwicklung der Schweizer Architektur hat. (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
Spacepieces: Valentin Bearth & Andrea Deplazes by Akos Moravánszky( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentin Bearth & Andrea Deplazes from Chur have an impressive oeuvre to their credit, an oeuvre that has grown continuously over the past ten years. Their architecture is free of all repetition and stereotyped convention, and it cannot be classified in any category of trendy architecture
 
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Competing visions : aesthetic invention and social imagination in Central European architecture, 1867-1918
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Architekturtheorie im 20. Jahrhundert : eine kritische AnthologiePrecisions : Architektur zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst = architecture between sciences and the artsExperiments : Architektur zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst = architecture between sciences and the arts
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Ákos Moravánszky

Moravánszky, Ákos

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