Essays in English Architectural History by Howard Colvin
Essays in Scots and English Architectural History
Anderson, Dutta, Hyde, and Jarzombek have established their careers in this field. Emeritus Faculty has been identified with research on early modernism ever since his path-breaking dissertation on Peter Behrens from Columbia University in 1968, published by MIT Press in 2000 as Peter Behrens and a New Architecture for the Twentieth Century. He has worked on a range of modernist topics, including studies on Louis Kahn, vernacular architectural forms, and the history of city planning. He has also published a translation and introductory essay to an important early modernist polemic by Hermann Muthesius. Anderson has recently collaborated on two books, (2012), which grew out of an international conference he organized at MIT in 1999, and (2015) in English and German. He has worked in particular on the urban development of Savannah, Georgia. A study of Aiken, South Carolina, appeared in Places Fall 2008.
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's first book, (2006), focuses on the late nineteenth-century English art industry and design and its relationship to informal modes of production in the metropole and the colony. Critical to his research are the ties between industry, political economy, administrative mores, and the emergent modernist aesthetic. Other work in preparation addresses the relationship between the political economic theories of land, and aesthetic notions of landscape beginning from the eighteenth century. Dutta's editing of also pursues modernity, here a history of MIT's "expertise" in the field of architecture and planning in the immediate post-war period. The book examines the manner in which the American research complex offered an alternative system of intellectual patronage which MIT architects and planners significantly appropriated; thus wittingly or unwittingly bypassing the dominant pedagogical strains of the profession produced by the late CIAM and determining, as Dutta claims, a "second modernism."