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The architecture of the city /

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Italian Series: Oppositions booksPublisher: Cambridge, England : MIT Press, 1984Edition: [American edition.]Description: 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9780262680431
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 711.4 ROA 23
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Translation of: L'architettura della città.

"Published for the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, New York."

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction: Urban Artifacts and a Theory of the City -- Chapter 1: The Structure of Urban Artifacts -- The Individuality of Urban Artifacts -- The Urban Artifact as a Work of Art -- Typological Questions -- Critique of Naive Functionalism -- Problems of Classification -- The Complexity of Urban Artifacts -- Moments and the Theory of Permanences -- Chapter 2: Primary Elements and the Concept of Area --The Study Area -- Residential Districts as Study Areas -- The Individual Dwelling -- The Typological Problem of Housing in Berlin -- Garden City and Radiant City -- Primary Elements -- The Dynamic of Urban Elements -- The Ancient City -- Processes of Transformation -- Geography and History: the Human Creation -- Chapter 3: The Individuality of Urban Artifacts; Architecture -- The Locus -- Architecture as Science -- Urban Ecology and Psychology -- How Urban Elements Become Defined -- The Roman Forum -- Monuments; Summary of the Critique of the Concept of Context -- The City as History -- The Collective Memory -- Athens -- Chapter 4: The Evolution of Urban Artifacts -- The City as Field of Application for Various Forces; Economics -- The Thesis of Maurice Halbwachs -- Further Considerations on the Nature of Expropriations -- Land Ownership -- The Housing Problem -- The Urban Scale -- Politics as Choice -- Preface to the Second Italian Edition -- Introduction to the Portuguese Edition -- Comment on the German Edition -- Notes -- Figure Credits and Publishing History of The Architecture of the City -- Index of Names.

Translation from Italian of: L'Architettura della città.

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