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Adhocism : the case for improvisation

Author: Charles Jencks; Nathan Silver
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Expanded and updated edView all editions and formats
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The triumphant return of a book that gave us permission to throw out the rulebook, in activities ranging from play to architecture to revolution.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jencks, Charles.
Adhocism.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012038949
(OCoLC)811427065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Jencks; Nathan Silver
ISBN: 9781461931836 1461931835 9780262312547 0262312549 9780262312554 0262312557
OCLC Number: 849928804
Notes: Originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 232 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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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