Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction

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The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, focused principally upon the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties. The various figures and currents covered here represent a largely overlooked field within the history of 20th century urbanism. In this period while certain modernist practices assumed an institutional role for post-war reconstruction and flourished into the mainstream, such practices also faced opposition and criticism leading to the production of alternative visions and strategies. Spanning from a historically-informed modernism to the increasing presence of urban conservation the contributors examine these alternative approaches to the city and its architecture.In fact, Sharpa#39;s concerns were for an approach to planning that valued towns as a whole, including aerial views and ... towns in which he also worked, 50 led to the development of his concept ofa#39;kinetic townscapea#39; and explicit recognition of theanbsp;...

Title:Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction
Author:John Pendlebury, Erdem Erten
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-08-19


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