Future City

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Januar 2007



An indispensable and innovative resource for anyone involved in contemporary architecture and urban development.
Cities are the ultimate and most complex manifestations of human civilization. For millennia, architects and builders have attempted to rationalize them into well-functioning and livable places for their inhabitants. While many aspects of a city evolve naturally, other facets result from masterful human interventions and radical imagination. "Future City" celebrates the visionary urban plans that have preoccupied architects trying to create a better world from the 1950s to the present.
The book features hundreds of seminal and influential works by some sixty architects, ranging from the groundbreaking experiments of Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Peter Cook, and Daniel Libeskind to a new generation of rising stars, including Asymptote, NOX, UN Studio, and Greg Lynn. 500+ illustrations.


Introduction by Jane Alison; The Spirit of Experimentation by Marie-Ange Brayer; Non-standard Orders: 'nsa codes' by Frederic Migayrou; New Babylon; New Urban Habitat; Organic City; Inflatable City Megastructure; The Oblique City; The Metabolists; Radical Architecture in Italy; The Delirious Metropolis; Concept City Deconstruction; Machine Architecture; Urban Intervention Experimental Living; Non-standard architecture; Contemporary Process; Architects and Works.


Jane Alison is curator of the Barbican Art Gallery, London. Marie-Ange Brayer is director of the Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain du Centre (FRAC) in Orleans, France. Frederic Migayrou is chief curator of the Architecture and Design Department at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Neil Spiller is professor of architecture and digital theory and vice dean of the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

EAN: 9780500286517
ISBN: 0500286515
Untertitel: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture. 500 illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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