Utopias and Architecture

by Nathaniel Coleman

Taylor and Francis | May 7, 2007 | 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: May 7, 2007

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1135993947

ISBN - 13: 9781135993948

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Utopias and Architecture

by Nathaniel Coleman

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: May 7, 2007

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1135993947

ISBN - 13: 9781135993948

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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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