Architecture Choice or Fate
By (author) Leon Krier
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Architecture Choice or Fate by Leon Krier
Book DescriptionLeon Krier, theorist and reformer of modern traditional architecture and urbanism reveals in this layman's manifesto why, in matters of democracy, architecture is far behind politics. The fact that modernism has never been a popular choice is not, according to Krier, due to people's ignorance but to modernism's own conceptual poverty. This polemic is essential reading for anyone concerned with architecture and urban planning today. It will be a vital tool in the renaissance of the art of building cities that are pleasant and agreeable to live in, an art that we are in danger of losing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781901092752
(186mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leon Krier
Albert Speer, Hardback (April 2013)
"A facsimile edition of ... [a] work first published in 1985; it is reissued in its entirety with a new foreword and preface and an edited introduction"--T.p. verso.
Drawing for Architecture, Paperback (July 2009)
Drawings, doodles, and ideograms argue with ferocity and wit for traditional urbanism and architecture.
Architecture of Community, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Leon Krier
Leon Krier is one of the best-known - and most provocative - architects and urban theoreticians in the world. This book provides a contemporary road map for designing or completing fragmented communities. Illustrated throughout with Krier's original drawings, it explains his theories on classical and vernacular urbanism and architecture.
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Author Biography - Leon Krier
Leon Krier was born in 1946 in Luxembourg but recently settled in Provence after living in England for twenty years. He is internationally known as a renovator of traditional architecture and urbanism. His theories form part of the urban development recommendations of the OECD and the European Union. They have been widely applied in the United States, via the New Urbanism movement, and, more recently, in Europe. Leon Krier is a personal adviser to the Prince of Wales, for whom he is masterplanning the new city of Poundbury in Dorset in the United Kingdom.
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