TITLE

His Majesty the Pick: The Aesthetics of Demolition

AUTHOR(S)
Kostof, Spiro
PUB. DATE
June 1982
SOURCE
Design Quarterly;1982, Issue 118/119, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of the involvement of people in the development of their environment in the U.S. Accordingly, the paper traces the history of city planning through a discussion of Baron Georges Haussmann's Paris and Benito Mussolini's Rome. It also warns against what can happen when politicians and architects try to impose total schemes without regard for the cultural history and evolutionary nature of cities.
ACCESSION #
32763717

 

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