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Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century

Author: Robert H Kargon; Arthur P Molella
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
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Tracing the design of "techno-cities" that blend the technological and the pastoral.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kargon, Robert Hugh.
Invented Edens.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007045982
(OCoLC)182056654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Kargon; Arthur P Molella
ISBN: 9780262276733 0262276739 9781435662872 1435662873
OCLC Number: 245529387
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: The arc of utopias --
Neotechnics in the garden : the marriage of country and town --
Planning for national regeneration : techno-cities in the interwar years --
Techno-città : technology and urban design in fascist Italy --
The techno-city goes to war : America in World War II and after --
Utopia revived : from industrial modernism to community --
The city of disciplines : utopia denied, utopia restored --
Techno-nostalgia and the new urbanism --
Conclusion: The fate of the industrial Eden.
Series Title: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Responsibility: Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella.

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