Modernist Estates Europe

Two weeks before the UK referendum on leaving the European Union, I made my first research trip for this book – to the Werkbund Estate in Vienna, built in the early 1930s by thirty-two European architects. My next destination would see ...

Author: Stefi Orazi

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711239088

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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From the pre-war Viennese Werkbund Estate (designed by the likes of Gerrit Rietveld and Adolf Loos), the post-war Swiss Siedlung Halen (by Atelier 5) to more recent builds such as the Medina Complex in Eindhoven (Neave Brown), Modernist Estates: Europe showcases 15 housing schemes through archival and contemporary photography, alongside a series of interviews with current residents. This beautifully designed book takes an inside look at how these estates are inhabited today and examines the differences and similarities between estates across Europe.

Modernist Estates

A celebration of modernist architecture as it is lived in today

Author: Stefi Orazi

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711269262

Category:

Page: 192

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Take an inside look at some of the most remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and the impact they have on their communities. Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, this unique and beautifully designed book presents an overview of the buildings and architects, considers the historical and political context, and explores what it's like to live on a modernist estate today. Through interviews and original photography, we're offered a rare insight into the lives of these significant buildings and those who inhabit them. Estates include: Isokon Pullman Court Golden Lane Estate Keeling House The Hall Dulwich Park Estate Manygate Lane Park Hill Sivill House Draper House Perronet House Barbican Brunswick Centre Byker Christchurch Estate Dunboyne Road Estate Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate Whittington Estate Greenwich Millenium Village Balfron Tower

Political Order and Forms of Communication in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

I would like to speak here not about contemporary politics, however, but about early modern European assemblies of estates. The contemporary example was just meant to illustrate the topic of what follows: namely, describing the ...

Author: Autori Vari

Publisher: Viella Libreria Editrice

ISBN: 8867283146

Category: History

Page: 253

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‘Communication’ has become one of the most vibrant areas of current research on medieval and early modern Europe, almost paralleling the heightened popularity of conflict study since the 1980s. However, the nature of this concept seems to be ambiguous and has been defined with multiple nuances. Needless to say, communication in the Middle Ages was usually accomplished by personal presence, contact, and interaction, including conflict and its settlement. In this sense, the process of communication often comprised symbolic and ritual action. In response to concerns about the study of political communication, it should be emphasised that communication may confirm and spread certain fundamental ideas, social values and norms, bringing about certain patterns of behaviour and mentality that can be shared by members of the political body and community. The authors of these essays discuss the characteristics of political communication in medieval and early modern Europe by highlighting two aspects: ‘ritual and symbolic communication’, and ‘conflict, feuds and communication’.

Housing Estates in Europe

However, their functionalist, cost-efficient architecture is the subject of much criticism, especially in view of the high architectural quality of modernist estates (Broes and Dehaene 2016). In sum, large housing estates in Brussels ...

Author: Daniel Baldwin Hess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319928139

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This open access book explores the formation and socio-spatial trajectories of large housing estates in Europe. Are these estates clustered or scattered? Which social groups originally had access to residential space in housing estates? What is the size, scale and geography of housing estates, their architectural and built environment composition, services and neighbourhood amenities, and metropolitan connectivity? How do housing estates contribute to the urban mosaic of neighborhoods by ethnic and socio-economic status? What types of policies and planning initiatives have been implemented in order to prevent the social downgrading of housing estates? The collection of chapters in this book addresses these questions from a new perspective previously unexplored in scholarly literature. The social aspects of housing estates are thoroughly investigated (including socio-demographic and economic characteristics of current and past inhabitants; ethnicity and segregation patterns; population dynamics; etc.), and the physical composition of housing estates is described in significant detail (including building materials; building form; architectural and landscape design; built environment characteristics; etc.). This book is timely because the recent global economic crisis and Europe’s immigration crisis demand a thorough investigation of the role large housing estates play in poverty and ethnic concentration. Through case studies of housing estates in 14 European centers, the book also identifies policy measures that have been used to address challenges in housing estates throughout Europe.

Society and Economy in Early Modern Europe 1450 1789

Excellent microstudy of estate belonging to Grand Duke . ... Deals with wealth and estate administration of Pignatelli and Revertera families . ... Eleven case - studies of early modern estates in Central and Northern Italy .

Author: Barry Taylor

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719019487

Category: History

Page: 330

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Estate Landscapes in Northern Europe

The Gutsherrschaft and Grundherrschaft model, for example, was first pioneered by the German historian F. G. Knapp, and forms the classical framework for understanding the manorial regimes of early-modern estates in northern and eastern ...

Author: Signe Boeskov

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 8771848991

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Estate Landscapes in Northern Europe is the first study of the role of the landed estate as an agent in the shaping of landscapes and societies across northern Europe over the past five centuries. Leading us into the fascinating variations of manorial worlds, the present volume seeks to open the field to include a broader perspective on estate landscapes. Estate - or manorial - landscapes were distinctive elements within the historic landscape and created their own character. Marked by larger scale fields associated with the home or demesne farm as well as a higher proportion of woodland and timber trees the landscapes reflected the scale of the resources available to the landowner and the control they exerted over the local communities. But they also represented the performative aspects of life for the elite, such as their engagement with hunting. While existing works have tended to emphasize the economic and agricultural aspect of estate landscapes, this volume draws out the social, cultural and political impact of manors and estates on landscapes throughout northern Europe. The chapters provide insights into a broad range of histories, such as the social worlds of burghers and nobility in the Dutch Republic, or the relationship between the distribution of land and the agitation for electoral reform in nineteenth-century England. Elsewhere in Scandinavia the impact of the reformation and conquest in Norway is balanced against the continuity of ownership in Sweden, where developing the natural resources for industrial enterprise such as ironworks and sawmills brought in new owners. Estate Landscapes in Northern Europe is the first product of the collaboration of researchers from Norway, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Netherlands, joined together in the European Network for Country House and Estate Research (ENCOUNTER).

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

... while on the other hand they tended to capitalize on the pre-modern estates tradition to serve as a basis of a liberal constitutionalist agenda, even though in its historical form it had only extended to the nobility.

Author: Balázs Trencsényi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737149

Category: Political Science

Page: 696

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This is a two-volume project, authored by an international team of researchers, and offering a synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. Covering twenty national cultures and languages, the ensuing work goes beyond the conventional nation-centred narrative and offers a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses.

A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History

Although historians often use the term 'social class' as a shorthand, early modern social 'orders' or 'estates' were, strictly speaking, different from 'classes' in the modern sense. In particular, 'class' implies a mostly economic ...

Author: Ute Lotz-Heumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351243276

Category: History

Page: 306

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A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History not only provides instructors with primary sources of a manageable length and translated into English, it also offers students a concise explanation of their context and meaning. By covering different areas of early modern life through the lens of contemporaries’ experiences, this book serves as an introduction to the early modern European world in a way that a narrative history of the period cannot. It is divided into six subject areas, each comprising between twelve and fourteen explicated sources: I. The fabric of communities: Social interaction and social control; II. Social spaces: Experiencing and negotiating encounters; III. Propriety, legitimacy, fi delity: Gender, marriage, and the family; IV. Expressions of faith: Offi cial and popular religion; V. Realms intertwined: Religion and politics; and, VI. Defining the religious other: Identities and conflicts. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular.

Early Modern Europe

As we will see in this chapter , early modern Europeans thought about social organization differently than we do ... of social organization : that of class , and that of order ( contemporaries also called it estate , or quality ) .

Author: Mark Konnert

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600041

Category: History

Page: 404

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"A tour de force." - Vladimir Steffel, Ohio State University

Small Towns in Early Modern Europe

More seriously , the fragmentary nature of early modern estate collections for Ireland and the almost total absence of manorial court material limits our understanding of the workings of non - corporate towns .

Author: Peter Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893749

Category: History

Page: 352

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Despite the great wave of publications on European cities and towns in the pre-industrial period, little has been written about the thousands of small towns which played a key role in the economic, social and cultural life of early modern Europe. This collection, written by leading experts, redresses that imbalance. It provides the first comparative overview of European small towns from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century, examining their position in the urban hierarchy, demographic structures, economic trends, relations with the countryside, and political and cultural developments. Case studies discuss networks in all the major European countries, as well as looking at the distinctive world of small towns in the more 'peripheral' countries of Scandinavia and central Europe. A wide-ranging editorial introduction puts individual chapters in historical perspective.