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City Transformed: Urban Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century
     

City Transformed: Urban Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century

by Kenneth Powell, Ken Powell
 
City Transformed is about the new urbanism, which is certain to be an increasingly potent element in world architecture in the 21st century. It contains a selection of key projects, dating from the 1990s to the millemmium and beyond, which exemplify the renaissance of the urban ideal and the rebirth of an architectural program for the city. This book is divided into

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City Transformed is about the new urbanism, which is certain to be an increasingly potent element in world architecture in the 21st century. It contains a selection of key projects, dating from the 1990s to the millemmium and beyond, which exemplify the renaissance of the urban ideal and the rebirth of an architectural program for the city. This book is divided into four sections; urban regeneration, urban extension, transport, and cultural developments. Projects range widely both geographically and in scale.

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Convinced that successful architecture in cities relies on sound urban-design precepts, Powell (Architecture Reborn: Converting Old Building for New Uses) has assembled an international selection of 25 urban design projects from the 1990s. Summarizing urban-design developments over the past century, the introductory essay includes stimulating observations amid a few puzzling generalizations on the political, economic, and aesthetic dimensions of the modern city. The four main sections of the book address the city in terms of healing, extending, motion, and culture, offering five to eight examples each. The illustrations are informative and often include site plans or models, but information on specific buildings is at times inadequate (omitting names of architects) or incorrect (as when Powell calls the Museum of Jewish Heritage the Holocaust Museum). Perhaps the most informative aspect of the volume is the captioning, while the index is too brief to be really useful. For larger architecture and urban-design collections.--Paul Glassman, New York Sch. of Interior Design Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783823854616
Publisher:
teNeues Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.65(w) x 11.67(h) x 1.23(d)

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