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After the city

Author: Lars Lerup
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Until now, architects have been trained to serve the elite few, as reflected in a belief in customization and the uniqueness of each project. Instead, Lerup holds, architectural educators should promote teamwork and the design of authorless objects, combined with an integration of design and practice. Before we can rethink the architectural curriculum, however, we must rethink the metropolis."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Lerup
ISBN: 0262621576 9780262621571
OCLC Number: 1005956711
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Metropolis: A Portfolio of Images --
Tafuri's Smile --
The Wanderer, Authority, and Doublespace --
The Straying Gaze --
Stones at Rest --
The Fye in the Center --
The Face of Power --
The Doublespace --
The Suburban Metropolis --
Stim and Dross: Rethinking the Metropolis --
Houston, 28th Floor. At the Window --
Megashape --
Intention --
The Plane, the Riders, and Air Space --
Fields --
Sprawl --
Oceanic Grammar --
Entortung --
Stim and Dross --
Stimulators --
Stimdross --
Sparta's Revenge --
The Other City --
Virgin Fields --
A Certain Distance --
The Protean Field --
Radical Mobility --
Voids and Vapors --
Architecture Reconsidered --
The End of the Architectural Promenade: A Portfolio of Images --
Distraction versus Concentration --
Planned Assaults --
Ambiguity and Action --
The Metropolitan Architect --
Architects' Hands --
The Architect's House --
The Architect in the Metropolis --
Vehicular Behavior: A Portfolio of Images --
Design Machines --
Mechanisms of Closeness --
Household Vehicles --
Toward Fusion --
The Simple House --
The Frontier --
The Middle Landscape --
Frontiers --
Museum Geography --
Frontier Ecology --
Architecture and Biota.
Responsibility: Lars Lerup.

Abstract:

"Until now, architects have been trained to serve the elite few, as reflected in a belief in customization and the uniqueness of each project. Instead, Lerup holds, architectural educators should promote teamwork and the design of authorless objects, combined with an integration of design and practice. Before we can rethink the architectural curriculum, however, we must rethink the metropolis."

"And rethink the metropolis is just what Lerup does. He moves from contemplation of the form and philosophical implications of the Pantheon to a discussion of how Levittown residents seek and create community. The result is a work with profound practical implications. Unlike the many who view suburbia with paranoid dismay, Lerup takes an optimistic view of the new, open metropolis - for him not the site of unavoidable uniformity and mediocrity, but an exciting new frontier."--Jacket

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