Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the modern townscape by John Pendlebury

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the modern townscape

byJohn Pendlebury, Erdem Erten, Larkham J Peter

Kobo ebook | August 19, 2014

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The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history.

This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, focused principally upon the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties. The various figures and currents covered here represent a largely overlooked field within the history of 20th century urbanism.

In this period while certain modernist practices assumed an institutional role for post-war reconstruction and flourished into the mainstream, such practices also faced opposition and criticism leading to the production of alternative visions and strategies. Spanning from a historically-informed modernism to the increasing presence of urban conservation the contributors examine these alternative approaches to the city and its architecture.

Title:Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the modern townscapeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1317698649

ISBN - 13:9781317698647

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