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Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media

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Title: Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media
Author: Colomina, Beatriz
ISBN: 9780262531399
Publisher: The MIT Press
Published: 1996
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Fair
This copy is damp stained. Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money

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Publisher Description:
Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media. Architecture is more than buildings that we can experience firsthand, it also exists as a representation through drawings, photographs, writings, films, or advertising. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define twentieth-century culture - the mass media - as the true site within which modern architecture was produced.