Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the modern townscape Paperback / softback
The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history.
This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, focused principally upon the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties.
The various figures and currents covered here represent a largely overlooked field within the history of 20th century urbanism. In this period while certain modernist practices assumed an institutional role for post-war reconstruction and flourished into the mainstream, such practices also faced opposition and criticism leading to the production of alternative visions and strategies.
Spanning from a historically-informed modernism to the increasing presence of urban conservation the contributors examine these alternative approaches to the city and its architecture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 258 pages, 50 Line drawings, black and white; 50 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/08/2014
- Category: City & town planning - architectural aspects
- ISBN: 9780415587358