Utopias and Architecture Paperback / softback
Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is.
Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work, and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman offers the reader a unique perspective of idealism in architectural design.
With unparalleled depth and focus of vision on the work of Le Corbusier, Louis I Kahn and Aldo van Eyck, this book persuasively challenges predominant assumptions in current architectural discourse, forging a new approach to the invention of welcoming built environments and transcending the limitations of both the postmodern and hyper-modern stance and orthodox modernist architecture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, 20 Line drawings, black and white; 50 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/08/2005
- Category: Architecture
- ISBN: 9780415700856