A mediated modern movement : Le Corbusier, South Africa and Gabriel Fagan

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dc.contributor.author Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-16T10:17:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-16T10:17:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract It is widely acknowledged that the canonic architectural principles developed, in the late 1920s, by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965), better known as Le Corbusier, had a profound effect on the built environment of the world. Although the effects of the orthodox Modern Movement were less influential in South Africa, they were directly disseminated through Rex Martienssen’s (1905-1943) meetings with Le Corbusier in 1933 and 1937, formation of the Transvaal Group, editorship of the South African Architectural Record, the 1933 publication of zero hour together with Gordon McIntosh (1904-1983) and Norman Hanson (1909-1991) and a number of seminal buildings. A short-lived orthodox Modern Movement influence was replaced with a regional Modernism, and a South African Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal award winning, architect Gabriël (Gawie) Fagan (1925-) later synthesised the principles of Le Corbusier’s canonical orthodoxy with a deep appreciation and understanding of Cape vernacular architecture. This article will briefly contextualize the Modern Movement, will outline the architectural influence of Le Corbusier, his link with South Africa, the mediation of his architectural principles in this region and most importantly his direct and indirect influence on the domestic architecture of Gawie Fagan. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Dit word algemeen aanvaar dat die kanonieke argitektoniese beginsels wat, in die laat twintigerjare van die twintigste eeu, deur Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965) en beter bekend as Le Corbusier, ontwikkel is, ’n diepgaande uitwerking op die beboude omgewing van die wêreld gehad het. Hoewel die uitwerking van die ortodokse Moderne Beweging minder invloedryk in Suid-Afrika was, is dit direk versprei deur Rex Martienssen se (1905-1933) vergaderings met Le Corbusier in 1933 en 1937, vorming van die Transvaal Group redakteurskap van die South African Architectural Record, die 1933 publikasie zero hour saam met Gordon McIntosh (1904-1983) en Norman Hanson (1909-1991) en ’n aantal invloedryke geboue. ’n Kortstondige ortodokse Moderne Beweging se invloed is met ’n plaaslike Modernisme vervang en ’n Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Argitekte, Goue Medalje bekroonde argitek, Gabriël (Gawie) Fagan (1925-) het later die beginsels van Le Corbusier se kanonieke ortodoksie vereenselwig met ’n diepe waardering en begrip van die Kaapse volksboukuns. Hierdie artikel sal kortliks die argitektoniese invloed van Le Corbusier, sy verbintenis met Suid-Afrika, die bemiddeling van sy argitektoniese beginsels in hierdie streek en mees belangrik sy direkte en indirekte invloed op die plaaslike argitektuur van Gawie Fagan beskryf. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/sajah en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Barker, A 2015, 'A mediated modern movement : Le Corbusier, South Africa and Gabriel Fagan', South African Journal of Art History, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 69-89. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-3542
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51411
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Modern movement en_ZA
dc.subject Orthodoxy en_ZA
dc.subject Canon en_ZA
dc.subject Vernacular en_ZA
dc.subject Synthesis en_ZA
dc.subject Mediation en_ZA
dc.subject Moderne beweging en_ZA
dc.subject Ortodoksie en_ZA
dc.subject Kanon en_ZA
dc.subject Volksboukuns en_ZA
dc.subject Vereenselwigheid en_ZA
dc.subject Bemiddeling en_ZA
dc.title A mediated modern movement : Le Corbusier, South Africa and Gabriel Fagan en_ZA
dc.title.alternative Bemiddelde moderne beweging : Le Corbusier, Suid Afrika en Gabriel Fagan en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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