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From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city

Author: Nathan Glazer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style, he proclaims his disappointment with modernism and its impact on the American city. Writing in the tradition of  Read more...
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Glazer, Nathan.
From a cause to a style.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006028071
(OCoLC)71266394
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Glazer
ISBN: 9781400827589 1400827582 1282157930 9781282157934
OCLC Number: 438732501
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 300 pages)
Contents: Building for the public : what has gone wrong? --
The prince, the people, and the architects --
"Subverting the context" : Olmsted's parks and Serra's sculpture --
Monuments in an age without heroes --
Modernism and classicism on the National Mall --
Daniel P. Moynihan and federal architecture --
What happened in East Harlem --
Amenity in New York City --
Planning for New York City : is it possible? --
What has happened to the city planner? --
The social agenda of architecture.
Responsibility: Nathan Glazer.

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Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This work includes the articles and essays which reflect the author's ideas on subjects ranging from the livable city and  Read more...

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