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Author Krier, Léon
Title The Architecture of Community
Imprint Washington DC : Island Press, 2009
©2011
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Descript 1 online resource (486 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Copyright Page -- Author's Note -- Table of Contents -- Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern -- Preface: The Art of Making Places -- Chapter I: Aspects of Modernity -- Introduction -- Contemporary Prospects -- From Political Pluralism to Architectural Plurality -- The Authority of the Architects in a Democracy -- Towards a Coexistence of Doctrines -- The Architect's Categorical Imperative -- Chapter II: Nature of the Architectural Object -- Res Publica * Res Privata -- Nameable Objects and So-Called Objects -- Definition of the Architectural Object -- True and False Monuments -- Technology and Architectural Expression -- Summary of Terms and Concepts -- Chapter III: Critique of a Modernist Ideology -- How to Make the Easy Difficult by Way of the Useless -- Modernism or the Anticonformism of the Establishment -- Historicism and Modernism -- Modernism and Progress -- The Aporia of Modernism -- Modernism and Experimentalism -- Modernism and Functionalism -- Modernism and Formalism -- Zeitgeist -- Modernism and Memory -- Modernism and Conservation: The Charter of Venice and Docomomo -- After Modernism -- Gained in Translation -- Chapter IV: Prospects for a New Urbanism -- Forms of Urban Overexpansion -- Ecology and Urbanism * The Vital Link -- Critique of Industrial Planning and Functional Zoning -- The Urbanization of the Suburbs -- The Need to Reform Development Programs -- The Masterplan, A Definition -- The Masterplan, A Tool of Public Interest -- Chapter V: The Polycentric City of Urban Communities -- Cities within the City -- Structural Components -- City and Landscape -- Sustainability -- Structure and Form of the Urban Quarter -- Geometry of Urban Patterns -- Siting of Buildings on Squares, Streets, and Blocks -- Type, Shape, and Character of Urban Spaces
Single-Lot Blocks * Multi-Lot Blocks and Their Architecture -- Hierarchy of Public Spaces and Circulation Hierarchy -- The Polycentric Zoning of Functions -- Building Heights -- In Praise of Towers -- Critical Problems of Plot-Ratios -- Artificial Lighting of Public Spaces -- Chapter VI: Washington, DC: An Unfinished Canvas -- Washington, DC, A Global Ecological Reconstruction -- Rebirth of the America City -- On Classical Architecture and Vernacular Building -- Chapter VII: The Modernity of Traditional Architecture -- Traditional Culture and the Idea of Progress -- Architecture and Politics -- Why Architecture Matters to You! -- The Destiny of Traditional Architecture -- The Perennial Values of the Principles of Traditional Architecture -- The New * The Unique * The Tectonic * The Original -- Natural and Synthetic Materials -- Venustas * Firmitas * Utilitas -- Chapter VIII: The Universal Usefulness of a Modern Craft Industry or The Fourth Industrial Revolution -- Critique of the Industrialization of Buildings -- The Evaluation of Buildings by Their Whole Life Cycle -- Knowledge or Know-How: The Need for Modern Craftsmanship -- Chapter IX: The Architectural Tuning of Settlements -- The Architectural Tuning of Settlements -- Chapter X: Drawing to Reality -- Why I Practice Classical Architecture and Traditional Urbanism -- Sculpture Podium, Barcelona, Spain -- Tower Block Renovation, Alessandria, Italy -- Archeological Museum, Sintra, Portugal -- The Seaside Prize -- Robert Davis Laudatio -- Krier Hosue, Seaside, Florida, USA -- Cittá Nuova, Alessandria, Italy -- Windsor Village Hall, Vero Beach, Florida, USA -- Brasserie Agape, Val D'Europe, France -- The Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA -- The Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture -- Jaque Robertson Laudatio
Hameau-Des-Pins, Hardelot, France -- Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, UK -- Afterwords -- Conclusion -- The Last Word by James Howard Kunstler -- Index -- Photo Credits -- Author's Biography -- Other Publications -- Editors' Biographies
Leon Krier is one of the best-known--and most provocative--architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among a professional audience of architects, city planners, and academics. In The Architecture of Community, Krier has reconsidered and expanded writing from his 1998 book Architecture: Choice or Fate. Here he refines and updates his thinking on the making of sustainable, humane, and attractive villages, towns, and cities. The book includes drawings, diagrams, and photographs of his built works, which have not been widely seen until now
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Krier, Léon The Architecture of Community Washington DC : Island Press,c2009 9781597265782
Subject Architecture and society.;Architecture -- Human factors.;Architecture -- Philosophy.;City planning -- Philosophy
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