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Hartoonian, Gevork

Overview
Works: 18 works in 131 publications in 4 languages and 3,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Operas  Academic theses  Filmed performances 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NA680, 724.6
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Most widely held works by Gevork Hartoonian
Mental life of the architectural historian : re-opening the early historiography of modern architecture by Gevork Hartoonian( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting with the question concerning the discursive formation of architectural history, the chapters compiled in this manuscript attempt to re-read the historiography of the early modern architecture from the point of view of the theoretical work produced since the post-war era. Central to the objectives of the implied differentiation are the ways in which architectural history differs from the traditions of art history, and that the text works its autonomy through theoretical representation, its discursive flow is interrupted by the historian's urge to support his/her argument with references to buildings, texts, drawings, and events that are historical. The historians discussed in this volume are the regulars addressed by most critics who revisit modern architectural history. The idea of dedicating chapters to N. Pevsner, H.R. Hitchcock, and S. Giedion respectively, entails an economy of selection that is formative for a critical understanding of the canon established by these historians. Discussing themes such as periodization, autonomy, and time, the coda of the final chapter expands the scope of 'critical historiography' popularised by Kenneth Frampton and Manfredo Tafuri"--Back cover
Crisis of the object : the architecture of theatricality by Gevork Hartoonian( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contribution to current architectural theory and history debates provides a critical analysis of three contemporary architects, which combines with a vigorously held theoretical position to question the state of architecture today
Ontology of construction : on nihilism of technology in theories of modern architecture by Gevork Hartoonian( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores theories of construction in modern architecture
Modernity and its other : a post-script to contemporary architecture by Gevork Hartoonian( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In presenting a critical position that favors the tectonic over the aesthetic in treating the development of postmodern architecture, Hartoonian undermines the dominant "isms" in architectural discourse. Modernity and Its Other provides cogent review and analysis of the historicity of postfunctionalism; the project of the historical avant-garde to overturn tradition - even that of modernity itself; the historical technological shift of culture toward commodity; and the historical deconstruction of modernist logocentrism
Walter Benjamin and architecture( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from Walter Benjamin's ideas, the essays compiled in this work contribute to a critical understanding of the contemporary architectural theories
Architecture and spectacle : a critique by Gevork Hartoonian( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on six leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this book puts forward a unique and insightful analysis of neo-avant-garde architecture
Global perspectives on critical architecture : praxis reloaded by Gevork Hartoonian( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic qualities tapping into the current pervasive desire for the spectacular. These developments have changed the architect's role in the design and production processes of architecture. Moreover, critical architectural theories, including those of Breton, Heidegger and Benjamin, which explored the concepts of technology, modernism, labour and capital and how technology informed the cultural, along with later theories from the 1960s, which focused more on the architect's theorization of his/her own design strategies, seem increasingly irrelevant. In an age of digital reproduction and commodification, these theoretical approaches need to be reassessed. Bringing together essays and interviews from leading scholars such as Kenneth Frampton, Peggy Deamer, Bernard Tschumi, Donald Kunze and Marco Biraghi, this volume investigates and critically addresses various dimensions of the present crisis of architecture. It poses questions such as: Is architecture a conservative cultural product servicing a given producer/consumer system? Should architecture's affiliative ties with capitalism be subjected to a measure of criticism that can be expanded to the entirety of the cultural realm? Is architecture's infusion into the cultural the reason for the visibility of architecture today? What room does the city leave for architecture beyond the present delirium of spectacle? Should the thematic of various New Left criticisms of capitalism be taken as the premise of architectural criticism? Or alternatively, putting the notion of criticality aside is it enough to confine criticism to the production of insightful and pleasurable texts?
Architects and traditional form by International Symposium on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housing technology : a critical evaluation of the concept of appropriate technology by Gevork Hartoonian( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2016 in Thai and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moments of resistance by Mark Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time : Essays on Critical Historiography by Gevork Hartoonian( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Post-Modernism: The discrete charme of the "Other" by Gevork Hartoonian( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ontology of construction by Gevork Hartoonian( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Housing technology : a critical evaluation of the concept of appropriate technology / Gvork Hartoonian by Gevork Hartoonian( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dom-ino and its trajectory : metamorphosis deconstructed by Gevork Hartoonian( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giulio Cesare : opéra en trois actes, 1724 by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ontology of construction : on nihilism of technology in theories of modern architecture
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Crisis of the object : the architecture of theatricalityOntology of construction : on nihilism of technology in theories of modern architectureModernity and its other : a post-script to contemporary architectureWalter Benjamin and architecture
Alternative Names
하투니안, 개복

Languages
English (128)

Italian (1)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)