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The transparent state : architecture and politics in postwar Germany

Author: Deborah Ascher Barnstone
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Transparent State' studies how the idea of transparency, a metaphor borrowed from political thought became an analogy for democratic architecture in postwar West Germany & led to the prevailing belief that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility & greater democracy.
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Barnstone, Deborah Ascher.
Transparent state.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2004008251
(OCoLC)54974392
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Ascher Barnstone
ISBN: 9780203799888 0203799887 9780415700184 0415700183 9780415700191 0415700191
OCLC Number: 252998706
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 273 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Chapter 1 Transparency ideology --
chapter 2 Transparency in German architecture before and after the War --
chapter 3 The quest for an open society --
chapter 4 Looking in the mirror --
Transparency after 1989 --
chapter 5 A metaphor for the new Germany --
chapter 6 House of openness, architecture of encounter --
chapter 7 Coming to terms with the past --
Transparency in Norman Foster’s Reichstag --
chapter 8 Why transparency?.
Responsibility: Deborah Ascher Barnstone.
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