Collage City

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MIT Press, 1983 - Architecture - 185 pages
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This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of the architect-planner in an urban context. The authors, rejecting the grand utopian visions of "total planning" and "total design," propose instead a "collage city" which can accommodate a whole range of utopias in miniature.

 

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Not a fun read. Absolutely atrocious. Sentences ramble on for whole paragraph. Use periods, people. Make your point succinct. Stop over-using commas. Make your point and move on. Would rather give it 0 stars.

Contents

Introduction
2
Decline and Fall?
9
After the Millennium
32
Predicament of Texture
50
Collision City and the Politics of Bricolage
86
Collage City and the Reconquest of Time
118
Notes 182
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About the author (1983)

Colin Rowe was a lecturer at Cornell.

Koetter was a former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and co-founder of Koetter Kim & Associates.

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