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Adhocism : the case for improvisation

Author: Charles Jencks; Nathan Silver
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded and updated editionView all editions and formats
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"When this book first appeared in 1972, it was part of the spirit that would define a new architecture and design era--a new way of thinking ready to move beyond the purist doctrines and formal models of modernism. Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver's book was a manifesto for a generation that took pleasure in doing things ad hoc, using materials at hand to solve real-world problems. The implications were subversive.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Jencks; Nathan Silver
ISBN: 9780262518444 0262518449 9781299688049 1299688047
OCLC Number: 811427065
Notes: Originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972.
Description: xxi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part one by Charles Jencks. The spirit of adhocism --
The pluralist universe, or pluriverse --
Mechanical, natural and critical evolution --
Consumer democracy --
Towards an articulate environment --
The ad hoc revolution --
Part two by Nathan Silver --
Modes and resources of adhocism --
The adhocist sensibility --
Adhocism in the market and the city --
Appendix: miscellaneous adhockery.
Responsibility: Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver ; with a new foreword by Charles Jencks, and a new afterword by Nathan Silver.

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