Re-Scaling the Environment : New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980, Paperback / softback Book

Re-Scaling the Environment : New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980 Paperback / softback

Edited by Akos Moravanszky, Torsten Lange, Judith Hopfengartner, Karl R. Kegler

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From 1960-1980, both eastern and western Europe experienced a construction boom of new dimensions.

Cybernetics, the science of planning, and sociology, as well as the new possibilities offered by technology and production, paved the way to large-scale processes and systems in architecture and urban design, which favored technocratic and utopian concepts.

Increasingly, architects and planners saw themselves as designers of comprehensive infrastructure and mega-structures in a technology-focused world.

The authors assesses these developments on the back of a knowledge transfer between East and West.

It confirms a change in attitude that can still be felt today - recession, social changes, and environmental problems led to criticism of the then contemporary concepts of modernity.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 165 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Birkhauser
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  • Category: History of architecture
  • ISBN: 9783035610161

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