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The good metropolis : from urban formlessness to metropolitan architecture

Author: Alexander Eisenschmidt
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The publication presents the first historical analysis of the tension between the city and architectural form. It introduces 20th century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Eisenschmidt
ISBN: 9783035616323 3035616329
OCLC Number: 1064729213
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Imagination --
Extrapolation --
Narration --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alexander Eisenschmidt.

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The publication presents the first historical analysis of the tension between the city and architectural form. It introduces 20th century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.

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