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The Resource From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city, Nathan Glazer

From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city, Nathan Glazer

Label
From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city
Title
From a cause to a style
Title remainder
modernist architecture's encounter with the American city
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Glazer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style, he proclaims his disappointment with modernism and its impact on the American city. Writing in the tradition of legendary American architectural critics Lewis Mumford and Jane Jacobs, Glazer contends that modernism, this new urban form that signaled not just a radical revolution in style but a social ambition to enhance the conditions under which ordinary people lived, has fallen short on all counts. The articles and essays collected here--some never published before, all updated--reflect his ideas on subjects ranging from the livable city and public housing to building design, public memorials, and the uses of public space. Glazer, an undisputed giant among public intellectuals, is perhaps best known for his writings on ethnicity and social policy, where the unflinching honesty and independence of thought that he brought to bear on tough social questions has earned him respect from both the Left and the Right. Here, he challenges us to face some difficult truths about the public places that, for better or worse, define who we are as a society."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glazer, Nathan
Dewey number
720.973/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
G59 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and society
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city, Nathan Glazer
Instantiates
Publication
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
Building for the public : what has gone wrong? -- The prince, the people, and the architects -- "Subverting the context" : Olmsted's parks and Serra's sculpture -- Monuments in an age without heroes -- Modernism and classicism on the National Mall -- Daniel P. Moynihan and federal architecture -- What happened in East Harlem -- Amenity in New York City -- Planning for New York City : is it possible? -- What has happened to the city planner? -- The social agenda of architecture
Control code
71266394
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780691129570
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71266394
Label
From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city, Nathan Glazer
Publication
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
Building for the public : what has gone wrong? -- The prince, the people, and the architects -- "Subverting the context" : Olmsted's parks and Serra's sculpture -- Monuments in an age without heroes -- Modernism and classicism on the National Mall -- Daniel P. Moynihan and federal architecture -- What happened in East Harlem -- Amenity in New York City -- Planning for New York City : is it possible? -- What has happened to the city planner? -- The social agenda of architecture
Control code
71266394
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780691129570
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71266394

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