Journal article

Modern to Contemporary: A Historiography of Global in Architecture

Macarena de la Vega de Leon

Cuaderno de Notas | Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Departamento de Composicion Arquitectonica | Published : 2019


The writing of architectural history shifted with the turn of the century. By 1999, there is an urge to understand architecture from a global perspective, under the lens of postcolonial theories. Sibel Bozdoğan set the task: to write an 'intertwined history,' which shows that the western canon and the cultural production of societies outside of Europe and North America are not separate and independent, nor is the latter to replace the former. Subsequent literature failed to look into subtle instances of cross-cultural exchanges and universally shared values, thus neglecting to revise the notion of universalism. This paper analyses the resulting literature on global architecture published bet..

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