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The Resource Dream cities : seven urban ideas that shape the world, Wade Graham

Dream cities : seven urban ideas that shape the world, Wade Graham

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Dream cities : seven urban ideas that shape the world
Title
Dream cities
Title remainder
seven urban ideas that shape the world
Statement of responsibility
Wade Graham
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities--from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and "sustainable" developments--that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired, created, and shaped them. Dream Cities explores our cities in a new way--as expressions of ideas, often conflicting, about how we should live, work, play, make, buy, and believe. It tells the stories of the real architects and thinkers whose imagined cities became the blueprints for the world we live in. From the nineteenth century to today, what began as visionary concepts--sometimes utopian, sometimes outlandish, always controversial--were gradually adopted and constructed on a massive scale in cities around the world, from Dubai to Ulan Bator to London to Los Angeles. Wade Graham uses the lives of the pivotal dreamers behind these concepts, as well as their acolytes and antagonists, to deconstruct our urban landscapes--the houses, towers, civic centers, condominiums, shopping malls, boulevards, highways, and spaces in between--exposing the ideals and ideas embodied in each. From the baroque fantasy villages of Bertram Goodhue to the superblocks of Le Corbusier's Radiant City to the pseudo-agrarian dispersal of Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City, our upscale leafy suburbs, downtown skyscraper districts, infotainment-driven shopping malls, and "sustainable" eco-developments are seen as never before. In this elegantly designed and illustrated book, Graham uncovers the original plans of brilliant, obsessed, and sometimes megalomaniacal designers, revealing the foundations of today's varied municipalities. Dream Cities is nothing less than a field guide to our modern urban world."--provided from Amazon.com
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10462708
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Graham, Wade
Dewey number
  • 711.409
  • 307.1/216
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • City planning
  • Cities and towns
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seven urban ideas that shape the world
Label
Dream cities : seven urban ideas that shape the world, Wade Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Castles : Bertram Goodhue and the romantic city -- Monuments : Daniel Burnham and the ordered city -- Slabs : Le Corbusier, Robert Moses, and the rational city -- Homesteads : Frank Lloyd Wright and the anticity -- Corals : Jane Jacobs, Andres Duany, and the self-organizing city -- Malls : Victor Gruen, Jon Jerde, and the shopping city -- Habitats : Kenzo Tange, Norman Foster, and the techno-ecological city
Control code
1488419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780062196316
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062196316
  • (OCoLC)910530635
Label
Dream cities : seven urban ideas that shape the world, Wade Graham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Castles : Bertram Goodhue and the romantic city -- Monuments : Daniel Burnham and the ordered city -- Slabs : Le Corbusier, Robert Moses, and the rational city -- Homesteads : Frank Lloyd Wright and the anticity -- Corals : Jane Jacobs, Andres Duany, and the self-organizing city -- Malls : Victor Gruen, Jon Jerde, and the shopping city -- Habitats : Kenzo Tange, Norman Foster, and the techno-ecological city
Control code
1488419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780062196316
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062196316
  • (OCoLC)910530635

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