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Site Matters Design Concepts, Histories, and Stratgies

Site Matters Design Concepts, Histories, and Stratgies
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415949767
  • ISBN: 0415949769
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Routledge

AUTHOR

Kahn, Andrea, Burns, Carol

SUMMARY

One of the trends in twentieth century architecture and planning has been to denigrate and ignore the site, or larger context (both physical and social), surrounding a building or set of buildings. Focussing on Le Corbusier's designs, Site Matters presents that first considered theory and vocabulary for the inevitable reaction against Modernism in planning, beginning in the 1960s and swelling through the 1980s as architects and planners alike developed a new appreciation of site, reincorporating the wider context into their plans. Theoretical essays and empirically grounded pieces combine to provide the language and theory of this re-emergence of site, looking at Le Corbusier's designs, contemporary suburbs, and the planning agendas involved at the World Trade Center site. Groundbreaking and innovative, Site Matters provides valuable theory and vocabulary for planners and architects.Kahn, Andrea is the author of 'Site Matters Design Concepts, Histories, and Stratgies', published 2005 under ISBN 9780415949767 and ISBN 0415949769.

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