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Postmodern urbanism, Nan Ellin

Label
Postmodern urbanism
Title
Postmodern urbanism
Statement of responsibility
Nan Ellin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • While architecture has figured centrally in discussions of postmodernism, urban design has been largely overlooked. This engaging and important work by Nan Ellin fills that void by presenting a lucid account of what postmodernism means for the design of large-scale environments and for those who design and inhabit them. The book begins with the most thorough survey to date of recent Western urban design theory from the townscape movement to participatory architecture,
  • regionalism, contextualism, neo-rationalism, neo-classicism, historical eclecticism, critical regionalism, and neo-traditionalism. Combining insights from anthropology, history, political economy, and literary criticism, Ellin proceeds to cast light upon the contemporary crises beleaguering the built environment and the architectural and planning professions. Both an intellectual history of urban design trends and an agenda for future interventions, Postmodern Urbanism
  • offers an indispensable guide to deciphering the changing physical and social landscapes of the late twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellin, Nan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture, Postmodern
Label
Postmodern urbanism, Nan Ellin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Romantic Resurgence -- 2. Urban Design Theory on the European Continent -- 3. Urban Design Theory: The Anglo-American Axis -- 4. The Postmodern Reflex -- 5. Themes of Postmodern Urbanism -- 6. The Modern Project: Continued or Abandoned? -- 7. Crisis in the Architectural Profession -- 8. Reconceiving the City and Culture -- Appendix A: The Pendular Swing -- Appendix B: Timeline of Postmodern Urbanism
Control code
ocm32166222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages
Isbn
9781557863638
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95008189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32166222
  • (Sirsi) a569676
Label
Postmodern urbanism, Nan Ellin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Romantic Resurgence -- 2. Urban Design Theory on the European Continent -- 3. Urban Design Theory: The Anglo-American Axis -- 4. The Postmodern Reflex -- 5. Themes of Postmodern Urbanism -- 6. The Modern Project: Continued or Abandoned? -- 7. Crisis in the Architectural Profession -- 8. Reconceiving the City and Culture -- Appendix A: The Pendular Swing -- Appendix B: Timeline of Postmodern Urbanism
Control code
ocm32166222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages
Isbn
9781557863638
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95008189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32166222
  • (Sirsi) a569676

Library Locations

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