11-15 notes - 11/15/10 Gropius and Mies re-event themselves...

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11/15/10 Gropius and Mies re-event themselves after WWII Post war le Corbusier Rough surface textures, massive, monumental buildings post war—Unite Used material to best advantage to humanize building- system of proportions based on human form, inspired by classical forms of past; modular man Impressions of wooden form work vs. concealment, use of color Diverse fenestration, bri-sole “sun breaker” Hill top chapel Surrounded my rolling hills and valleys Associated with spirituality, worship Previous chapel on site, destroyed during war Site associated with wwII and commemoration Expressive, “explode” out of ground, no relationship to conventional geometry, billowing roof, rounded tower Wall appears massive, heavy and thick; monumental Simultaneously ancient and modern Concept derived from wings of airplane—WWII bombers Historical/social/contextual meaning Few points of support on posts Outdoor altar Religious interior: Ceiling not actually resting directly on wall, only on posts—
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course ART-HIST 343 taught by Professor Jeffbeaulieu during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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