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Urban utopias in the twentieth century : Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier

Author: Robert Fishman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century ... three plans are presented in depth. Working from hitherto unpublished layouts, sketches, manuscripts, and letters, the author has reconstructed the fascinating historical context out of which the plans emerged ... Fishman shows the utopian origins of all three plans, the social innovations that the architects hoped to achieve, and their heroic but vain attempts to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fishman, Robert, 1946-
Urban utopias in the twentieth century.
New York : Basic Books, ©1977
(OCoLC)652243626
Named Person: Ebenezer Howard, Sir; Frank Lloyd Wright; Le Corbusier; Ebenezer Howard; Ebenezer Howard, Sir; Frank Lloyd Wright; Le Corbusier; Ebenezer Howard, Sir; Le Corbusier; Frank Lloyd Wright
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fishman
ISBN: 046508933X 9780465089338
OCLC Number: 3051581
Description: xiv, 332 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert Fishman.

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"In Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century ... three plans are presented in depth. Working from hitherto unpublished layouts, sketches, manuscripts, and letters, the author has reconstructed the fascinating historical context out of which the plans emerged ... Fishman shows the utopian origins of all three plans, the social innovations that the architects hoped to achieve, and their heroic but vain attempts to impose a 'perfect' design on an imperfect world"--Dustjacket.

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