The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays On Architecture And Urbanization by Lars LerupThe Continuous City: Fourteen Essays On Architecture And Urbanization by Lars Lerup

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays On Architecture And Urbanization

byLars Lerup

Hardcover | February 15, 2018

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This book gathers writings by Swedish American architect Lars Lerup, in which he sharply observes and analyzes the urban environment around him, then applies those findings to develop innovative theories about the modern city. Though the fourteen essays in the book were written as standalone pieces, together they cohere into a larger project that surveys Lerup’s thinking about identity, monumentality, and the relationship between nature and culture. He considers influential modern landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx, the “dancing floors” of Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Central Library, Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, the character of urban icons like Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Dalian International Conference Center, and much more. 
 
Lars Lerup holds a teaching and research appointment at Humboldt University’s Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques in Berlin and is professor and dean emeritus at Rice Architecture in Houston, and taught for many years at University of California Berkeley.   
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Title:The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays On Architecture And UrbanizationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 7.5 × 4.75 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 4.75 × 0.8 inPublished:February 15, 2018Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038600660

ISBN - 13:9783038600664

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Table of Contents

Foreword
By Jesús Vassallo
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Urban Scene
Flat Urbanism
Topography & Topology
Jungle & City
Garden & Jungle
Terragni’s Mirror
The New Geology
Encumbered Section
Parking Plus
Trembling Plans
The Hidden Powers of the Megashape
Urbanization & the Oil Patch
Architecute, the City, & the Third Distance
Next Steps
End Matter