Global City Blues / Edition 1

Global City Blues / Edition 1

by Daniel Solomon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559631848

ISBN-13: 9781559631846

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Island Press

In Global City Blues, renowned architect Daniel Solomon presents a perceptive overview and insightful assessment of how the power and seductiveness of modernist ideals led us astray. As an alternative, Solomon discusses how architecture and cities can offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of sprawl, urban disintegration, and placelessness that have so transformed

Overview

In Global City Blues, renowned architect Daniel Solomon presents a perceptive overview and insightful assessment of how the power and seductiveness of modernist ideals led us astray. As an alternative, Solomon discusses how architecture and cities can offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of sprawl, urban disintegration, and placelessness that have so transformed the contemporary landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631846
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
PART I. Nearness
Chapter 1. Measure the Night with Bells
Chapter 2. Peaches
Chapter 3. Alice
Chapter 4. The Monster
 
PART II. Times
Chapter 5. Eichlers
Chapter 6. Three Eras
Chapter 7. The Dawn of Nonhistory
Chapter 8. The Moderns
Chapter 9. Turning Twenty
Chapter 10. Deliverance at the White Table
Chapter 11. Panic
Chapter 12. Erasure
 
PART IV. Site Versus Zeit
Chapter 13. Colin Rowe
Chapter 14. Black Plans
Chapter 15. Style
Chapter 16. Why the City Is Not a Work of Art
Chapter 17. Another Truth
 
PART IV. Urbanism
Chapter 18. At Home
Chapter 19. The Twelfth Map
Chapter 20. Surviving Success
Chapter 21. Out of Town
Chapter 22. Gemeindebauen
 
PART V. In Asia
Chapter 23. Dorothy Lamour on a Flying Pigeon
Chapter 24. The Diagram
Chapter 25. The Prosperity Bomb
Chapter 26. Nearness for the Rich: The Case of Adrian Zecha
 
PART VI. Cybertime
Chapter 27. Good Technology, Bad Technology
Chapter 28. New Words
Chapter 29. The Interview
 
PART VII. Signs of Life
Chapter 30. CNU
Chapter 31. HOPE VI
Chapter 32. Monuments
Chapter 33. Plano
 
Epilogue
Bibliography

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