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The Resource Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century, Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella

Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century, Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella

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Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century
Title
Invented Edens
Title remainder
techno-cities of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the design of "techno-cities" that blend the technological and the pastoral. Industrialization created cities of Dickensian squalor that were crowded, smoky, dirty, and disease-ridden. By the beginning of the twentieth century, urban visionaries were looking for ways to improve both living and working conditions in industrial cities. In Invented Edens, Robert Kargon and Arthur Molella trace the arc of one form of urban design, which they term the techno-city: a planned city developed in conjunction with large industrial or technological enterprises, blending the technological and the pastoral, the mill town and the garden city. Techno-cities of the twentieth century range from factory towns in Mussolini's Italy to the Disney creation of Celebration, Florida. Kargon and Molella show that the techno-city represents an experiment in integrating modern technology into the world of ideal life. Techno-cities mirror society's understanding of current technologies, and at the same time seek to regain the lost virtues of the edenic pre-industrial village. The idea of the techno-city transcended ideologies, crossed national borders, and spanned the entire twentieth century. Kargon and Molella map the concept through a series of exemplars. These include Norris, Tennessee, home to the Tennessee Valley Authority; Torviscosa, Italy, built by Italy's Fascist government to accommodate synthetic textile manufacturing (and featured in an early short by Michelangelo Antonioni); Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, planned by a team from MIT and Harvard; and, finally, Disney's Celebration--perhaps the ultimate techno-city, a fantasy city reflecting an era in which virtual experiences are rapidly replacing actual ones
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kargon, Robert H.
Dewey number
307.7609/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.K357 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Molella, Arthur P.
Series statement
Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Social history
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cities and towns
  • Information technology
  • Social history
  • Telecommunication
Label
Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century, Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The arc of utopias -- Neotechnics in the garden : the marriage of country and town -- Planning for national regeneration : techno-cities in the interwar years -- Techno-città : technology and urban design in fascist Italy -- The techno-city goes to war : America in World War II and after -- Utopia revived : from industrial modernism to community -- The city of disciplines : utopia denied, utopia restored -- Techno-nostalgia and the new urbanism -- Conclusion: The fate of the industrial Eden
Control code
245529387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262276733
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6cf4e0fe-f5b5-4a65-a2d5-26fca9cb5e88
  • 7631
  • 9780262276733
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)245529387
Label
Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century, Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The arc of utopias -- Neotechnics in the garden : the marriage of country and town -- Planning for national regeneration : techno-cities in the interwar years -- Techno-città : technology and urban design in fascist Italy -- The techno-city goes to war : America in World War II and after -- Utopia revived : from industrial modernism to community -- The city of disciplines : utopia denied, utopia restored -- Techno-nostalgia and the new urbanism -- Conclusion: The fate of the industrial Eden
Control code
245529387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262276733
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6cf4e0fe-f5b5-4a65-a2d5-26fca9cb5e88
  • 7631
  • 9780262276733
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)245529387

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