The Practice of Modernism
Modern Architects and Urban Transformation, 1954-1972
By (author) John R. Gold
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Practice of Modernism by John R. Gold
Book DescriptionIn this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship between vision and subsequent practice in the saga of postwar urban reconstruction. The Practice of Modernism: * traces the personal, institutional and professional backgrounds of the architects involved in schemes for reconstruction and replanning * deals directly with the progress of urban transformation, focusing on the contribution that modern architects and architectural principles made to town centre renewal and social housing * highlights how the exuberance of the 1960s gave way to the profound reappraisal that emerged by the early 1970s. Written by an expert, this is a key book on the planning aspects of the modernist movement for architectural historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the recent history of the contemporary city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415258432
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Experience of Modernism, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by John R. Gold
Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1930-1959, this work looks at the modern movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period.
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Author Biography - John R. Gold
John R. Gold is Professor of Urban Geography and a member of the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brookes University UK. The winner of the 1999 Aesop Prize, his main research interests are in the impact of architectural modernism on urban renewal and in the history of urban festivals.
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