American Urban Architecture

American Urban Architecture

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Attoe and Logan propose a specifically American theory of urban design. Arguing that theories of urban design, especially theories about the remaking of cities, have been largely European in origin and thus of questionable value in American contexts, the authors see the characteristic features of American cities--the grid, loft buildings, distinctive styling, and so forth--as opportunities for a specifically American urbanism.New urban growth must recognize the context provided by past construction. 4. A major goal of urban design is the shaping of public open space, including meaningful street space. 5. ... power to kindle and condition other achievable visions.

Title:American Urban Architecture
Author:Wayne Attoe, Donn Logan
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1989-01


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