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Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the Modern Townscape

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Pendlebury, Dr Erdem Erten

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Abstract

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.


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Editor(s): Pendlebury J, Erten E, Larkham P

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2014

Number of Pages: 258

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London

URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415587341/

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780415587341


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