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

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

Pendlebury J et.al.; Erten, Erdem; Peter, Larkham J (Birmingham City Univer

See other items by same author: Pendlebury J et.al.Erten, ErdemPeter, Larkham J (Birmingham City Univer

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  • 9780415587358
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 258
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Aug 2014
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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.