Part One: Crisis and withdrawal
DOI link for Part One: Crisis and withdrawal
Part One: Crisis and withdrawal book
The crisis, however, was not restricted to architecture, and encompassed most aspects of society, economy, politics and culture. The cultural critic Robert Hewison described it as
the crisis that affl icts the whole of Western civilisation: how do we maintain and evolve a living and progressive culture when the principal shaping force that has sustained cultural development for most of the twentieth century – that is, the culture of Modernism – appears to have been dissipated?