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Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the modern townscape, Paperback / softback Book

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the modern townscape Paperback / softback

Edited by John Pendlebury, Erdem Erten, Larkham J (Birmingham City University) Peter


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
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  • Category: City & town planning - architectural aspects
  • ISBN: 9780415587358



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