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Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism

Sean Keller


This book examines architecture’s fascination with autonomic design methods during the 1960s and 1970s. Influenced by broader postwar developments—the expansion of science, the emergence of structuralism, the development of serial music and art, and, most importantly, the appearance of electronic computing—the architects considered here proposed radical reformulations of design methods. Condemning both intuition and historical precedent as inadequate to the postwar condition, automatic architecture argued for design processes that were rational, systematic, and transparent. Through these metho ... More

Keywords: architecture, automatic, postwar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226496498
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226496528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Keller, author
IIT College of Architecture

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