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The largest art : a measured manifesto for a plural urbanism

Author: Brent D Ryan
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press, 2017
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Why urban design is larger than architecture: the foundational qualities of urban design, examples and practitioners Urban design in practice is incremental, but architects imagine it as scaled-up architecture -- large, ready-to-build pop-up cities. This paradox of urban design is rarely addressed; indeed, urban design as a discipline lacks a theoretical foundation. In The Largest Art, Brent Ryan argues that urban  Read more...
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Ryan, Brent D., 1969-
Largest art
(DLC) 2017017108
(OCoLC)978286447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent D Ryan
ISBN: 9780262341936 026234193X
OCLC Number: 1062581168
Awards: Winner of 2018 PROSE Award Honorable Mention, Architecture and Urban Planning 2018
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Unitary Architecture, Plural Cities; Chapter 2: Five Dimensions of Plural Urbanism; Chapter 3: Three Pluralist Projects; Chapter 4: Three Plural Urbanists; Chapter 5: Designing Pluralist Urbanism; Chapter 6: Principles and Potentialsof Plural Urbanism; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index
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