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CHARACTERS Ó Collage City DOWNLOAD ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Colin Rowe This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of. Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter were both influential architects and theorists Rowe is known for making unconventional comparisons between cultural events and ideas a practice that is evident in Collage City Collage City was published in 1978 During the 20th century architecture and planning went through a shift Growth in cities skyrocketed after the 19th century industrial revolution and new models of cities began to be considered to deal with the effects of this growth One of these views was modernism which began to arise in the 1920s Rowe s uniue view on history and Koetter s progressive work were influential in changing how modern architecture and urban planning were viewed during that time Collage City is a critical re evaluation of the modernism movement Rowe and Koetter discuss the fallacies of the modernist movement and note that while Modernist utopian visions were influential they would ultimately result in uninhabitable cities Collage City rejects the utopian visions of total planning and total design and instead proposes a city of fragments a collage city Although the argument of Collage City can at times be difficult to discern in the thickness of the writing the argument is ultimately successful because of the large amount of examples comparisons and representations put forward by the authors to support their ideas The author s main arguments in Collage City revolve around the idea of compromise Following an introduction the book is divided into five sections The first section sets up the problem that the authors are addressing the modernist visions of total design and total planning The middle three sections each discuss an idea of compromise in order to combat the monocular utopian visions discussed in the first section These compromises include looking both forward and backward balance between the planned and the unplanned and compromise between scientific reasoning and bricoleur architecture In the last section the authors bring together all of these compromises in the proposal of a city of collage An additional sixth section an Excurses comprised of examples of what pieces of a collage city might look like neatly ties off the bookOverall Collage City is an influential book in the field of urban planning and architecture Rowe and Koetter s rejection of popular modern utopian visions steered urban planning in a new direction The proposals in Collage City are thoughtfully put forward and well backed up with examples Comparisons to other author s ideas and the thoughtful presentation of images further support the authors argument However at times the authors argument can be hard to follow due to long paragraph like sentences and foreign words and concepts If one can maneuver the complexity of Rowe and Koetter s writing they will find in Collage City a well supported argument against monocular modernist visions in favour of a flexible contextualized city of collage

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CHARACTERS Ó Collage City DOWNLOAD ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Colin Rowe And total design propose instead a collage city which can accommodate a whole range of utopias in miniature. I knew I needed to read this from front to back but that didn t make it any easier to get through

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CHARACTERS Ó Collage City DOWNLOAD ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Colin Rowe The architect planner in an urban context The authors rejecting the grand utopian visions of total planning. Well for one of the first times not only did I feel stupid but I hated reading this Maybe that makes me a bad architecture student I think in general I m much better at reading fiction than non fiction but in this case the subject matter was pretty uninteresting mostly because I think I actually understood about 4% of the book It was a little sad because the book has some great pictures of neat places with cool ideas that light up even when just placed side by side Every once in a while something would spark my interestunderstanding the foxes versus hedgehogs the discussion of main street posing Ithaca against Disney etc My guess is that to get out of this one you would need a lot of time to look up each foreign concept or a pretty good background in philosophy which I certainly don t have nor really wish to have I think it comes back to the idea the humans understand in small steps not large leaps I just didn t have any steps close enough to stretch to meet this one

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Collage City
  • Colin Rowe
  • English
  • 09 April 2019
  • 9780262680424