Utopias and Architecture

by Coleman, Nathaniel

Routledge | September 1, 2005 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is. Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman offers the reader a unique perspective of idealism in architectural design. With unparalleled depth and focus of vision on the work of Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn and Aldo Van Eyck, this book persuasively challenges predominant assumptions in current architectural discourse, forging a new approach to the invention of welcoming built environments and transcending the limitations of both the postmodern and hyper-modern stance and orthodox modernist architecture.

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Published: September 1, 2005

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0203536878

ISBN - 13: 9780203536872

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Utopias and Architecture

by Coleman, Nathaniel

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 1, 2005

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0203536878

ISBN - 13: 9780203536872

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Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is. Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman offers the reader a unique perspective of idealism in architectural design. With unparalleled depth and focus of vision on the work of Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn and Aldo Van Eyck, this book persuasively challenges predominant assumptions in current architectural discourse, forging a new approach to the invention of welcoming built environments and transcending the limitations of both the postmodern and hyper-modern stance and orthodox modernist architecture.
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