It overlaps his life and times with the historical background of the characters in the novel and parallels the author in a world of an entire transformation from the political revolution and the cathedral in a vortex of a sudden innovation from the printing revolution. Victor Hugo reportedly didn’t hide his anger toward the imprudent demolition of the old buildings and the disorderly reconstruction in a destructive manner; accordingly, his analogy in the argument to the relationship between architecture and books through language is absolutely attractive. Through a variety of metaphors somewhat poetic, he says that architecture has engraved the history of mankind within the edifice and has conveyed that edifice to the next generation; then he declares that the role of architecture will be replaced by the publication as a result of the invention of metal type casting. Notwithstanding this long story that is not really related to the main
Berlin, Germany The capital of Germany, Berlin is a cultural center that dates back to the 13th century. At one time it was a divided city and today it is well-known for its modern architecture, the art it offers and nightlife. Visitors can still see the graffiti covered remains of the Berlin Wall and one of its landmarks the Brandenburg Gate has become an iconic symbol of reunification. The Reichstag Building sits on the Mauerstreifen, the military zone that was between two sides of the Wall. Today it is the seat of the Federal Government and visitors can get an amazing view of the city from its glass dome.
Postmodernism tries to address the limitations of its predecessor. The list of aims is stretched extended to incorporate communicating ideas with the general society often in a then diverting or witty way. Regularly, the communication is done by citing broadly from past architectural styles, often many at once. In breaking away from modernism, it also strives to create buildings that are sensitive to the context within which they are constructed. Postmodern architecture includes Some example of infrastructure Some example of infrastructure MI6 Building in London England, Marriott Hotel San Francisco USA, and Marriott Hotel in San Francisco
A Dream Vacation to Los Angeles If Los Angeles, so wide and diverse, has no real heart; it has nonetheless a center, around the buildings of the business district and its unique ancient street, Olivera Street. Here lie the remains of the pueblo of Mexico and numerous restaurants. you will see also Avila Adobe, the oldest house in the corner (1818). When on Los Angeles vacations, the architecture of neighboring buildings deserve you ran the streets recently of the renovated center, bordered by the majority of buildings oriented political and cultural city. Pride of Los Angeles, the Music Center is a giant whole course dedicated to music.
Delirious New York – Rem Koolhaas In a celebration of New York, Koolhaas’s delirious New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible diversity in human behavior. He suggests that the city holds infinite possibilities for material and fictional activities and events and that the ‘culture of congestion’ is ultimately the essence of a metropolitan lifestyle. He pays homage to Coney Island, "the laboratory", highlighting the vital role it played in the building philosophies that would emerge later in Manhattan. Uncovering the roots of the modern metropolis, he sets a stage of a ‘mythical island’ for an urban experiment based on its apparent accomplishments that portray a glorified Manhattan, breaking it down into, Coney Island, the Skyscraper, the Rockefeller Centre and the Europeans. Overall it is an observation of the metropolis’s relentless metamorphosis.
During the late 30s, when the term “soap opera” was coined after the first radio broadcasts in Chicago, there is one urban legend according to which an American observer of the time wrote that the city’s scene reminded him of a soap opera. Of course, nobody is in position to tell how much true this is, but the history of the city can be seen as one long theatrical play. Or fiction. Not only Thessaloniki’s multi –layered history is marked by periodic discontinuities that have altered the city’s physiognomy, but when the whole 23 centuries of its existence taken into account here there is a city unique not just in Europe, but in the entire history of humanity. Devastating fires, plagues, janissaries, refugees and the cruelty of population exchange in pursuit of ethnic homogeneity, bloodbaths, famines, religious controversy, Balkan cabaret music and a myriad secrets and corruptions.
The arcades paved a way for new building and iron technology as the architectural form was long passages through blocks of buildings which were lined with shops and other businesses. Benjamin recognised the metropolis as the locus of myth and the cult of the commodity. For Benjamin, Paris is the home of the Phantasmagoria,
The setting is a substantial part of a novel that is fundamental to the conception of the image of the surroundings of the characters. Authors usually use events that they experience to create a setting that expresses the tone and sentiment of a story more authentically, ensuring that it becomes more emotionally loaded and thereby drawing the attention of the audience. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is centred around a young boy named Oskar Schell, who deals with the death of his father in the attacks on the world trade centre. The novel is set in New York city and reflects the author’s, Jonathan Safran Foer, experience and context. Foer, as a New Yorker, was greatly affected by the 9/11 attacks and
Prosperity and Devolution in Space and Place: Forces of Ascendancy and Dissension in Pedro S. Dandan’s May Buhay sa Looban Iain Chambers (1994) in his book “Migrancy, Culture, Identity” said that the city, the contemporary metropolis, is for the many the chosen metaphor for the very existence of the modern world. In its everyday details, its mixed histories, subjectivities, languages, and cultures, its elaborate evidence of global tendencies, and local distinctions, the very figure of the city, viewed as both an actual and sometimes an imaginary place, significantly and apparently provides a ready map for reading interpretations and comprehension (64). It is from such a framework whereby the myriad meshing of the strains of ascendancy and
City as a Fabric : the URBAN reflection on the city in the late sixties AROUND LA TENDENZA AND ALDO ROSSI INTRODUCTION The urban reflection of the city and her perifery of the period from 1960 to 1970 is characterized by the emergence of an architectural movement, around Aldo Rossi, called later the ‘Tendenza’. Questioning and revendicating the autonomy of Architecture, this emerging group, tried to formulate the contemporary discourse to escape from the modernist image of the concept of avant-guarde. Therefore, facing to the complex heritage, in a postwar context what is the state of the architectural and urbanistic discipline? How a new generation of architects aim to outground their modernist antecessors? What are the issues involved in the increasing debate around the political and urban part for the architects of this new generation?