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Global Citizen : The Architecture of Moshe Safdie - GOLDHAGEN SARAH WILLIAMS ALBRECHT DONALD

Global Citizen

The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2010
ISBN: 9781857595871
Number Of Pages: 144

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Today, as architecture is reasserting its role in popular culture, the architect Moshe Safdie's buildings are exemplars of what has been be termed 'progressive contextualism' - an important way of thinking globally about building. Published to accompany a major international travelling exhibition, Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie will explore this renowned architect's buildings and the philosophy that shapes them. Safdie's canonical works combine the social activism and advanced technologies of modernism, with profound respect for historical and regional context. This elegantly designed book will feature new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation, as well as his use of architecture as a medium for political, religious and cultural agendas. The catalogue will also feature a unique illustrated essay by Safdie examining the architect's thoughts on the future of the global city at the start of the 21st century. AUTHOR: Donald Albrecht is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, as well as an independent curator. He has organised major exhibitions and books for such institutions as the Library of Congress, the Getty Center and the Smithsonian Institution. Sarah Williams Goldhagen is a critic, historian, and theorist of modern and contemporary architecture. She is the architecture critic for The New Republic and editor of Positions: On Modern Architecture and Urbanism/ Histories and Theories. 95 colour & 45 b/w illustrations

ISBN: 9781857595871
ISBN-10: 1857595874
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 25.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25