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Global city blues

Author: Daniel Solomon
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Much of the architecture and town planning of the past fifty years has been based on an unsubstantiated optimism about the promise of modernity. In our rush to embrace the future, we invented new ways of building that rejected the past and sent people headlong into a placeless limbo where they are isolated from each other and cut off from such basic experiences of location as weather and the time of day. In [this  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Solomon, Daniel, 1939-
Global city blues.
Washington : Island Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606977695
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Solomon
ISBN: 1559631848 9781559631846
OCLC Number: 51553097
Description: xv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Nearness 2 --
Part 2 Times 28 --
Part 3 Site Versus Zeit 76 --
Part 4 Urbanism 120 --
Part 5 In Asia 168 --
Part 6 Cybertime 190 --
Part 7 Signs of Life 206.
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Architect Daniel Solomon presents an overview of how the power and seductiveness of modernist ideals led us astray. He introduces the reader to people, places, and ideas that have shaped thinking  Read more...

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