Sitte, Hegemann and the Metropolis

Sitte, Hegemann and the Metropolis

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These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and its application to community building within todaya€™s multi-cultural modern cities. The volume brings together the rich perspectives on the thought, practice and influence of leading figures from the great era of civic art that began in the nineteenth century and blossomed in the early twentieth century as documented in the works of Werner Hegemann and his contemporaries and considered fundamental to contemporary practice.Modern Civic Art and International Exchanges Charles Bohl, Jean-FranAsois Lejeune ... Here the fortress-like monumentality was increased by bow windows which adorned the facade as turrets. ... As these areas usually consisted of two- storey terraced houses, their replacement with five-storey buildings constituted a substantial step ... square at the centre a€“ which may well have inspired Ebenezer Howarda#39;s circular Garden City diagrams which he published just a few years later .

Title:Sitte, Hegemann and the Metropolis
Author:Charles Bohl, Jean-François Lejeune
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-06-02


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