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The Practice of Modernism

Modern Architects and Urban Transformation, 1954-1972

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The Practice of Modernism by John R. Gold
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In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship between vision and subsequent practice in the saga of postwar urban reconstruction. The Practice of Modernism: * traces the personal, institutional and professional backgrounds of the architects involved in schemes for reconstruction and replanning * deals directly with the progress of urban transformation, focusing on the contribution that modern architects and architectural principles made to town centre renewal and social housing * highlights how the exuberance of the 1960s gave way to the profound reappraisal that emerged by the early 1970s. Written by an expert, this is a key book on the planning aspects of the modernist movement for architectural historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the recent history of the contemporary city.

Author Biography

John R. Gold is Professor of Urban Geography and a member of the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brookes University UK. The winner of the 1999 Aesop Prize, his main research interests are in the impact of architectural modernism on urban renewal and in the history of urban festivals.
Release date NZ
June 14th, 2007
Author
Pages
352
Illustrations
9 black & white tables, 79 black & white halftones
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Spon Press
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9780415258432
Product ID
1668507

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