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        • Flattening History
          A Prequel to the Invention of Critical Regionalism

        Abstract
        At the time when the term Critical Regionalism was mainly used by Kenneth Frampton in the early 1980s as a reaction to the increasing presence on the international stage of postmodern architecture, the concept had a certain genealogy, dating back to the early twentieth century. This article looks at the main sources of inspiration and their (different) motives, and analyses how they contributed to polishing away the history of architectural thinking, by favouring space over time. This flattening of history not only triggered a theoretical embedment in which Critical Regionalism could ground itself, but also tried to come to the rescue of modernist principles.
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        Popescu, C. (2019). Flattening History. A Prequel to the Invention of Critical Regionalism. Critical Regionalism . Revisited, OASE, (103), 49–53. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/103/FlatteningHistory

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