Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture, and Urban Design

Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture, and Urban Design

by Ross King
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
6.13(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: The Design of the City, the Progress of Modernity, and the Crisis of Postmodernity1
2Space and Power: The Enlightenment13
3Space and the Commodity: The Nineteenth Century and the Rise of Modernity28
4The Space of Revolution: 1900 and the Maelstrom45
5The 192Os as Crucible: Translation, Vkhutemas, and the Bauhaus71
6The Universal Space of the Twentieth Century: Voyages against the Ebb86
7The Space of Signs: 1968, Modernity and Postmodernity112
8"Postmodern"137
9Space and Deconstruction: Map as Myth158
10Conclusion: New Geography184
11The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity versus Postmodernity200
12Conclusion: New Architecture, New Urban Design228
Notes251
References271
Index289

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