Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture, and Urban Design

Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture, and Urban Design

by Ross King
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572300450

ISBN-13: 9781572300453

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

A sweeping historical analysis of the complex relationship between social criticism and built form, Emancipating Space argues that those concerned with urban design and social change should make their contribution to bringing about a better world by designing spaces based in utopian or emancipatory theories. Author Ross King examines significant political, economic

Overview

A sweeping historical analysis of the complex relationship between social criticism and built form, Emancipating Space argues that those concerned with urban design and social change should make their contribution to bringing about a better world by designing spaces based in utopian or emancipatory theories. Author Ross King examines significant political, economic and social changes from the Enlightenment to the present day, tracing accompanying shifts in the ways that space, time, nature and difference have been experienced and represented in architectural discourse. Integrating architecture, urban design, geography, and social criticism to elucidate new questions facing concerned planners and architects, this richly illustrated volume provides an innovative framework from which to explore the meanings and the possibilities of urban space in the postmodern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572300453
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Mappings: Society/Theory/Space Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Design of the City, The Progress of Modernity, and the Crisis of Postmodernity
2. Space and Power:The Enlightenment
3. Space and the Commodity: The Nineteenth Century and the Rise of Modernity
4. The Space of Revolution: 1900 and the Maelstrom
5. The 1920s as Crucible: Translation, Vkhutemas, and the Bauhaus
6. The Universal Space of the Twentieth Century: Voyages Against the Ebb
7. The Space of Signs: 1968, Modernity, and Postmodernity
8. "Postmodern"
9. Space and Deconstruction: Map as Myth
10. Conclusion: New Geography
11. The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity versus Postmodernity
12. Conclusion: New Architecture, New Urban Design

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