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Fourth International Docomomo Conference

Universality and Heterogeneity, Bratislava (September 18–20, 1996), (272 p.)

Main Theme

Between the Barrier and the Sieve: Finding the Border in the Modern Movement by Helmut Lethen — Modernism in Central Europe: Its Background, Correlation and Manifestations by Dana Borutova — Towards a Reintegration of MoMo Architectural Culture by Fabio Grementieri — For an Historical Critique of the Concept of Unity as Applied to the Modern Movement by Gérard Monnier — Universality Across Time: Henry Russell Hitchcock and the Prehistory of Modernism by Carla Yanni

Architectural History

The Lesson of Eastern Europe by András Ferkai — Architecture as Object and Habitability: Karl Teige, a Master Builder of Utopias? by Manuela Castagnara — Bohuslav Fuchs: A Synthetiser of Regional Traditions and International Tendencies by Jan Sedlák — Zlin Architecture: A Lesson of Universality and Heterogeneity in Modern Movement by Peter Lizon — German Influences in Slovak Architecture, 1918–45 by Matús Dulla & Henrietta Hammer — Modern Movement and National Identity: The Predicament of ‘Cubic House’ in Turkey in the 1930s by Sibel Bozdogan — Tracing German Speaking Jewish Architects by Myra Warhaftig & Hedwig Wingler — Le Corbusier in La Plata: The Curuchet House, Urban Insertion and Transcendental Message by Norberto José de la Torre

Register Session

Official Point of View and Personal Regard on the Docomomo International Selection by France Vanlaethem — Is It In or Is It Out? Developing a Docomomo Registry in the Northeastern United States by Andrew Wolfram, Theodore Prudon & the Docomomo North-Eastern US — Recent Landmarks: Identifying Vancouver’s Modern Heritage Buildings by Robert G. Lemon, MAIBC & Marco D’Agostini — The Modern Movement in Palm Springs, California, USA by Anthony A. Merchell — DPH and Docomomo: Register of Modern Architectural Movement in the City of Sao Paolo, Brazil by Mirthes I.S. Baffi, Clara Correia d’Alambert & Walter Pires — Dutch MoMo: Monuments Under Discussion by Marieke Kuipers

Urbanism Session

Urbanism of the Modern Movement in Wroclaw (Breslau) by Wanda Kononowicz — Oswaldo Arthur Bratke: Two Urban Challenges in the Amazonia by Hugo Segawa — Megastructure and Genius Loci: The Architecture of Cumbernauld New Town by Miles Glendinning — Postwar Townplanning in its Mid-life Crisis: Current Developments in Conservation in the Netherlands from a Policy Point of View by Rob Docter — The Influence of the Modern Movement in Argentine Housing: Architectural Types and Urban Result by Alfredo Conti — Aluminium City Terrace: Transforming Modernist Housing for America by David Anthone — The Conception and the Transformation of the Superblock of Brasilia by Juan Antonio Zapatel — The Reconstruction of Le Havre: An Exceptional Architectural and Urban Heritage by Joseph Abram — The Significance of Park Hill Sheffield for the Modern Movement by Edwin S. Brierley

Gardens and Landscapes Session

Green Modernity: The Transcendence of the Work of Burle Marx by Guilherme Mazza Dourado — Landscape for Living: The Landscape of the Modern Movement in the Netherlands by Jan Woudstra — Challenging High Modernist Universality: Landscape, Art and Architecture at La Fondation Maeght by Jan Birksted — Landscapes of Modernity in Europe and America by Yves Deschamps

Technology Session

Towards a Worlwide Network by Wessel de Jonge — Concrete and California Modernism by Jeffrey M. Chusid — Folk Roots in MoMo’s Technical Innovations: A Case Study by Jorge O. Gazaneo — The Debate on ‘Autarchy’ and the Heterogeneity of Italian Architecture by Sergio Poretti & Rosalia Vittorini — Wide-spanned Structures in the Modern Movement: Structural Optimization by Berthold Burkhardt — Technical Responses to Typical Conservation Problems for Architecture in England After the War: Current Research and Case Studies from English Heritage by Susan Macdonald — The Use of the Brise-soleil in Brazilian Modern Architecture by Angela West Pedrão — A National Material and its International Trend by Anna Maria Zorgno & Daniela Bosia

Preservation Session

Aspects of Preservation of the Early Modern Movement in Denmark by Helen G. Welling & Ola Wedebrunn — Preserving Modern Housing: The British Experience by Catherine F.A. Croft

Education Session: Latin-American Experience at the University of Buenos Aires: Intentions and Policies for the ISC/Education by Mabel Scarone — Modern Architecture as Educational Catalyst by Allen Cunningham — Learning Architecture Through MoMo Rehabilitation Studies by Daniel Bernstein — From Virtual Space to the Apple Tree: Student Projects for the Future Bauhaus Competition by Penjo Stolarov — Teaching the Moderns by Panayotis Tournikiotis

‘Kaleidoscope’ Session

Architecture and Politics: State Rental Flats and the Modern Movement in New Zealand by Julia Gatley — Modern Movement in Slovenia by Andrej Hrausky — The Silent Architecture of Zagreb by Darja R. Mahecic — Architect Paul Chorao Ramalho: An Everlasting Œuvre by José Manuel Fernandes — A Toronto Modernist: George A. Robb by James Ashby — MoMo Industrial Architecture in Buenos Aires: Between Universality and Heterogeneity by Stella Maris Casal — Bandung and the Manifestation of International Style by Dibyo Hartono — The Bloch-Tank House in Stuttgart by Bloch & Ernst Guggenheimer: Modern Architecture Reshaped After 1933 into ‘German Home’ by Dietrich W. Schmidt

Council Meeting


Additional information

Weight 0.670 kg
Dimensions 21 × 1.5 × 30 cm