States of Emergency

Architecture, Urbanism, and the First World War

Edited by Sophie Hochhäusl and Erin Eckhold Sassin

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What World War I meant for architecture and urbanism writ large
More than one hundred years after the conclusion of the First World War, the edited collection States of Emergency. Architecture, Urbanism, and the First World War reassesses what that cataclysmic global conflict meant for architecture and urbanism from a human, social, economic, and cultural perspective. Chapters probe how underdevelopment and economic collapse manifested spatially, how military technologies were repurposed by civilians, and how cultures of education, care, and memory emerged from battle. The collection places an emphasis on the various states of emergency as experienced by combatants and civilians across five continents—from refugee camps to military installations, villages to capital cities—thus uncovering the role architecture played in mitigating and exacerbating the everyday tragedy of war.

Contributors: Aubrey Knox (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York), Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Technology Sydney), Emma Thomas (Boston University), Da Hyung Jeong (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), Julie Willis (The University of Melbourne), Katti Williams (The University of Melbourne), David Caralt (Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción, Chile), Etien Santiago (Indiana University Bloomington), Theodossis Issaias (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh), Min Kyung Lee (Bryn Mawr College), Massimiliano Savorra (Università degli studi di Pavia), Antje Senarclens de Grancy (Graz University of Technology)

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Erin Eckhold Sassin and Sophie Hochhäusl 

Institutions Repurposed 

The Regulated Body: The Grand Palais as Military Hospital in World War I
Aubrey Knox 
Lessons of War: Architecture of the East Prussian Reconstruction Effort, 1914–1925
Deborah Ascher Barnstone 

Civilians Reeducated 

Learning to Play the Great Game: American Children and the First “World” War
Emma Paige Thomas 
The First World War and Nationalist Primitivism in Russian Architecture
Da Hyung Jeong 
International Engagement, International Opportunity: Enlisted Australian Architects and World War I
Julie Willis and Katti Williams 

Refugees and Citizens Resist 

Wartime Nightscapes Zeppelin Night Bombings as Mass Spectacles, 1914–1929
David Caralt 
Huts, Houses, and the Industrial Militarization of France, 1914–1917
Etien Santiago 
Humanitarian Relief and Confinement: The American Red Cross Refugee City in Italy during the First World War
Theodossis Issaias 

Landscapes Remade 

World War I, Aerial Photography and the Emergence of Urbanism in France
Min Kyung Lee 
The “Landscapes” of the Great War: The Role of Italian Engineers and Architects
Massimiliano Savorra 
Camps or Cities: The Urbanism of World War I Refugee Camps in the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Antje Senarclens de Grancy 

About the Editors 
List of Contributors 
Index of Names, Locations, and Keywords

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 230 × 170 × 19 mm

352 pages

Illustrated, full colour

ISBN: 9789462703087

Publication: April 28, 2022

Languages: English: United States

Stock item number: 148126

Erin Eckhold Sassin is associate professor of history of art and architecture at Middlebury College.
S.E. Eisterer (f.k.a. Sophie Hochhäusl) is assistant professor of architectural history and theory at Princeton University.