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Gruen, Victor 1903-1980

Overview
Works: 168 works in 322 publications in 4 languages and 5,286 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Artist, Editor, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: NA9108, 711.4
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The heart of our cities : the urban crisis : diagnosis and cure by Victor Gruen( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers for the urban environment; survival of the cities by Victor Gruen( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mall maker : Victor Gruen, architect of an American dream by M. Jeffrey Hardwick( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their convenience, malls are routinely criticized for representing much that is wrong in America - sprawl, conspicuous consumption, the loss of regional character, and the decline of Mom and Pop stores. Malls are so ubiquitous that it would surprise most people that they are the brainchild of a single person, architect Victor Gruen." "An immigrant from Austria who fled the Nazis in 1938, Gruen based his idea for the mall on an idealized America: the dream of concentrated shops that would benefit the businessperson as well as the consumer and that would foster a sense of shared community. Modernist Philip Johnson applauded Gruen for creating a true civic art and architecture that enriched Americans' daily lives, and for decades he received praise from luminaries such as Lewis Mumford, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Lady Bird Johnson. Yet, in the end, Gruen returned to Europe, thoroughly disillusioned with his American dream."--Jacket
Shopping towns USA; the planning of shopping centers by Victor Gruen( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of our cities by Robert A Futterman( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the forces, economic, geographic, and human, which influence the development of urban America. Chapters on 19 American cities, including Los Angeles
Die lebenswerte Stadt : Visionen eines Umweltplaners by Victor Gruen( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shopping Town : Memoiren eines Stadtplaners (1903-1980) by Victor Gruen( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu neuen Ufern -- Notlandung -- Auf heißer Spur -- Vorschläge und Rückschläge -- Von der Vision zur Realität -- Eine Erfindung wird gemacht -- V. IM STURM DER ENTWICKLUNG -- Die Geister, die ich rief -- Wachstum -- Wien -- Unvollendete Sinfonien -- VI. DE ARCHITECTURA -- Was ist Architektur? -- Architekturgesinnung -- Arten und Abarten der Architektur -- VII. UMWELTPLANUNG -- Abbruch und Aufbruch -- Als Missionar in Europa -- EPILOG -- Afterword -- Michael Gruen -- More About My Mother -- Peggy Gruen
Victor Gruen : from urban shop to new city by Alex Wall( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Gruen is the commercial architect who became renowned in 1950s America as the "pioneer of the shopping center," then by his urban redevelopment projects as the "savior of the downtowns," and by the mid-1960s as the "architect of the environment." From Urban Shops to New City focuses on Gruen's theories and projects, especially with respect to the terms that he set for himself: the return of the city center and urban public space as the focus of the social and cultural life of the region. The context of his vision, however, was the "triumph" of the suburbs and the collapse of the American downtowns. Gruen's successes and failures engaged or prefigured every important commercial retail development, and planning trend since World War II; thus his work is a crucial vehicle for understanding the transformation of American cityscape and landscape, and is a starting point for asking the questions: What kind of city do we want?"--Jacket
Ist Fortschritt ein Verbrechen? : Umweltplanung statt Weltuntergang by Victor Gruen( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Überleben der Städte by Victor Gruen( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The downfall and rebirth of city cores on both sides of the Atlantic by Victor Gruen( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shopping towns, USA : the planning of shopping centers, by Victor Gruen and Larry Smith by Victor Gruen( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meine alte Schuhschachtel. Schriften aus den zwanziger Jahren by Victor Gruen( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities for warm bodies by Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions( Recording )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Gruen outlines his views of city planning
Shopping town : designing the city in suburban America by Victor Gruen( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Gruen was one of the twentieth century's most influential architects and is regarded as the father of the U.S. shopping mall. In spring 1979, less than a year before his death, he began reconstructing his life story. Now available in English for the first time, Shopping Town is the long overdue account of a man whose work fundamentally altered the course of city development. Shopping Town opens in Vienna in 1938 with the Anschluss--the turning point in Gruen's life--as he narrowly escaped the Nazi regime. A few years later, in the suburbs of postwar America, the Jewish refugee sought to reproduce the vitality of Vienna's city center and invented the commercial apparatus now known as the shopping mall. Gruen's Southdale Mall in Edina, Minnesota, was the first fully enclosed shopping center in America. He then translated the concept to economically neglected city centers, setting the path for pedestrian zones and fighting passionately for an urban ideal without compromise. Highlighting Gruen's sense of humor as well as reflections on the complex forces that sustained the postwar transformation of American cities, Shopping Town embeds Gruen's experiences and perspectives in a wider social and political context while helping us understand his problematic place in American architectural culture. With afterwords by his son and daughter, Shopping Town closes with Anette Baldauf's richly insightful essay on the legacy of Victor Gruen"--
Dynamic planning for retail areas by Victor Gruen( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Gruen, architect, A.I.A. projects by Victor Gruen( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Charter of Vienna by Victor Gruen( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forma delle cose che verranno : relazione presentata al Convegno Programmazione, urbanistica e commercio, Bologna 9-10 maggio 1968 by Victor Gruen( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gruen, Victor.

Gruen, Victor, 1903-

Gruen, Victor D.

Gruen, Victor David

Gruen Victor David 1903-1980

Gruenbaum, Victor.

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Grün, Victor David 1903-1980

Grünbaum, Victor 1903-1980

Grünbaum, Victor David.

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Grünbaum, Viktor

Grünbaum, Viktor 1903-1980

Grünbaum, Viktor David 1903-1980

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Грюн, В 1903-1980

Грюн, В. (Виктор), 1903-1980

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Languages
English (144)

German (26)

Spanish (4)

Italian (4)