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Collage City : Collage City - Colin Rowe

Collage City

Collage City

Paperback

Published: 1st January 1978
For Ages: 18+ years old
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This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of the architect-planner in an urban context. The authors rejecting the grand utopian visions of "total planning" and "total design," propose instead a "collage city" which can accommodate a whole range of utopias in miniature.

Coming upon this book in rather a skeptical state of mind, I must say I found it intriguing, enlightening, brilliant, witty, and exasperating as it pursued its thesis with a species of grammatical acrobatics that I can only call arresting. This is a book about the ideologies of modern architecture, their philosophical origins, their manifestations, and the ways in which they are flawed. It is a book about architects who had and have conceptions about the ideal city, and it tries to reorient those conceptions from the utopia of a single vision to a more multivalent view of city form. -- Donald Appleyard * APA Journal *

ISBN: 9780262680424
ISBN-10: 0262680424
Series: Collage City
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 1978
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.59