Organic city and universal spirit: teaching and work of Ioannis Despotopoulos

Abstract

This doctoral thesis aims to explore the modern tradition of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, with the case study of Professor Ioannis Despotopoulos. Drawing on a wealth of archival material in Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden, the thesis traces the career trajectories of Jan Despo - as he was known outside Greece - in the various countries he has worked and lived. The formation and influence of Despotopoulos' intellectual biography is unveiled by both the analysis of his bibliography and the archival sources.Through this doctoral research, it became evident/it was proved that the Greek title «Η Οργανική Πόλις» ["The Organic City"] of the 4th CIAM (1933) was not just an accidental translation of the original title "The Functional City". It was a conscious choice that bore a specific meaning and interpretation. This choice was linked to the spirit of the time [Zeitgeist] in the special context of the German-speaking countries. The researc ...
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DOI
10.12681/eadd/37431
Handle URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/37431
ND
37431
Alternative title
Οργανική πόλη και καθολικό πνεύμα: διδασκαλία και έργο του Ιωάννη Δεσποτόπουλου
Author
Dima, Vasiliki (Lina) of Fotios
Date
2015
Degree Grantor
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Committee members
Τουρνικιώτης Παναγιώτης
Παπαλεξόπουλος Δημήτριος
Γεωργιάδης Σωκράτης
Βοζάνη Αριάδνη
Τσιαμπάος Κωνσταντίνος
Σαρηγιάννης Γεώργιος
Τζιρτζιλάκης Γεώργιος
Discipline
Humanities and the ArtsArts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Engineering and TechnologyOther Engineering and Technologies
Keywords
Architecture; Urban planning; Architectural education; Congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne (CIAM); Modern architecture; Ioannis Despotopoulos (Jan Despo)
Country
Greece
Language
Greek
Description
400 σ., im., tbls.
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