modernism

Round and Round the Block

Description:  As America retools itself for the post-oil economy, New Urbanism offers to the Modern Movement an opportunity for redemption, for rescue from the murky depths of nihilist chic. The regenerative city can move an avante garde that has liv... read more »

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Whatever Happened to Modernity?

Description:  Plenary address by Daniel Solomon, FAIA, to CNU XIV in Providence, R.I. We also have a slideshow (PDF 30MB) and a movie available (each part is 30-40MB): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 ... read more »

Tall Towers: Purposeful Density or Loose Tower Disease?

Description:  Is the current movement of returning downtown to live in towers promoting livable cities, or are such towers a blight on urbanism. Who is right? This session showed three points of view: No tall buildings; managed districts based on spe... read more »

Can New Urbanism Capture the Market for Modernism?

Description:  6/2/06 11:30am-12:30pm Despite the Charter's statement that the seamless linkage of buildings to their surroundings transcends issues of architectural style, there have been many debates about the role of modernism within new urbanism. ... read more »

The Other Illness*

Description:  Our beloved planet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness - the carbon catastrophe. The tiresome thing about people with terminal diseases is that they can’t think about anything else. Fortunately, perhaps, the world has a second ... read more »