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Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrialExpand
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Reyner Banham was a pioneer in arguing that technology, human needs, and environmental concerns must be considered an integral part of architecture. No historian before him had so systematicallyExpand
Theory and design in the first machine age
First published in 1960, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of theExpand
The New Brutalism
OCTOBER 136, Spring 2011, pp. 19–28. © Architectural Review, December 1955, pp. 354–61. In this seminal essay, Reyner Banham brings together a number of the key terms that had been gathering aroundExpand
A concrete Atlantis : U.S. industrial building and European modern architecture, 1900-1925
"Let us listen to the counsels of American engineers. But let us beware of American architects!" declared Le Corbusier, who like other European architects of his time believed that he saw in the workExpand
Guide to modern architecture
A critic writes : essays by Reyner Banham
Few twentieth-century writers on architecture and design have enjoyed the renown of Reyner Banham. Born and trained in England and a U.S. resident starting in 1976, Banham wrote incisively aboutExpand
Design by Choice