Borrowing definitions of modern, modernity and modern movement from Berman, Heynen aimed to clarify several aspects of modern architecture that correspond to societal conditions brought about modernity. Methodologically, she tried to discuss architecture, in particular the problem of dwelling that embodied modern architecture’s social aim, from the perspective of critical theory and link it to the reflection of modernity in the consideration associated with critical positions held by those of the Frankfurt School, especially Adorno, Benjamin,and Bloch, and authors of the School of Venice, including Tafuri, Cacciari, and Dal Co. The chapters focused on Giedion who was involved with modern architecture on a personal level and interacting with protagonist figures on are gular basis, is relevant to my research of the transition from perspective to post-perspective age.

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