Good Metropolis, the

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Architecture has always been engaged in a tense dialogue with its context – the city. The architectural avant-garde is commonly understood in its opposition to the existing metropolitan terrain: it positioned the form of the individual building against an assumed urban formlessness. The publication explores this dichotomy and analyses the works of important urbanists, ranging from August Endell, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Reyner Banham to Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi. Thus The Good Metropolis develops a theoretical and historical framework for understanding the complex relationship between architecture and the city.
ISBN 9783035616323. Birkhauser Verlag.
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Architecture has always been engaged in a tense dialogue with its context – the city. The architectural avant-garde is commonly understood in its opposition to the existing metropolitan terrain: it positioned the form of the individual building against an assumed urban formlessness. The publication explores this dichotomy and analyses the works of important urbanists, ranging from August Endell, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Reyner Banham to Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi. Thus The Good Metropolis develops a theoretical and historical framework for understanding the complex relationship between architecture and the city.
  • Subtitle
    From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture
  • Author
    Alexander Eisenschmidt
  • Publisher
    Birkhauser Verlag
  • Release
    March 2019
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    240 pages. 83 b/w, 29 colour ills. 24 x 17 cm
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