The Resource Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (ebook)

Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (ebook)

Label
Global city blues
Title
Global city blues
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Solomon
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about the making of cities and the buildings that compose them. It is about the conditions under which an architect engaged in those activities now works, how those conditions evolved and why they are changing. It is about the qualities of life that are threatened by the ways cities are built at the beginning of the 21st century and intelligent response to those threats. It is about why the city planning ideas and the cultural cuisinart that came in the box with modern architecture are a lingering menace." -- from Global City Blues. In Global City Blues, renowned architect Daniel Solomon presents a perceptive overview and an insightful assessment of how the power and seductiveness of modernist ideals led us astray. Through a series of independent but linked essays, he takes the reader on a personal picaresque, introducing us to people, places, and ideas that have shaped thinking about planning and building and that laid the foundation for his beliefs about the world we live in and the kind of world we should be making. As an alternative, Daniel Solomon discusses the ideas and precepts of New Urbanism, a reform movement he helped found that has risen to prominence in the past decade. New Urbanism offers a vital counterbalance to the forces of sprawl, urban disintegration, and placelessness that have so transformed the contemporary landscape. Global City Blues is a fresh and original look at what the history of urban form can teach us about creating built environments that work for people
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1939-
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Solomon, Daniel
Dewey number
720/.9173/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • City planning
  • Urbanization
  • Architecture and society
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Target audience
adult
Label
Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597262682
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11450542
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11450542
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MWT11450542
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597262682
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11450542
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11450542
System control number
MWT11450542
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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