Ancient Wisdom and Modern Knowhow.

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Ancient Wisdom and Modern Knowhow

Robert Maxwell

Artifice Books on Architecture

c/o Lakewood Art & Architecture

575 Prospect Street, Suite 301, Lakewood, NJ 08701

9781908967145, $39.95, 192 pp,

Synopsis: Adept at moving between the examination of modern and contemporary architecture, art, literature and music, Robert Maxwell is a respected scholar whose critical writings articulate the role architecture plays in contemporary culture. In Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow, Maxwell considers the notion of doubt encountered by the modern architect. In ten chapters that draw upon writers and topics as diverse and engaging as Andre Malraux and his concept of the Musee Imaginaire, Colin Rowe and his exploration of Mannerism in Modern Architecture as well as Rowe s book with Fred Koetter, Collage City, and examining works by artists including Albrecht Durer, Picasso and Duchamp and architects including James Stirling, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and...

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