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Windows upon Planning History - by Karl Friedhelm Fischer & Uwe Altrock (Hardcover)

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Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why the ideologies and the processes of city making changed in modern and post-modern times.

Illustrated with over 45 images, the themes addressed in the book range from the changing outlook on Berlin’s historic apartment districts and their demolition, salvation and gentrification to how planning was deployed to support dictatorship; from the shattering of myths like democracies totally departing from preceding dictatorships to the model of the post-war modern city and its fate towards the end of the twentieth century.

The volume combines case studies of cities on three continents with reflections on the historiography and the state of planning history.

With a foreword by Stephen V. Ward, this book will appeal to a wide readership interested in the histories of planning, architecture and cities.

Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Karl Friedhelm Fischer & Uwe Altrock
Language: English
Street Date: May 18, 2018
TCIN: 52040150
UPC: 9781472469564
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2020
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