The Resource Times of creative destruction : shaping buildings and cities in the late C20th, Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre

Times of creative destruction : shaping buildings and cities in the late C20th, Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre

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Times of creative destruction : shaping buildings and cities in the late C20th
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Times of creative destruction
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shaping buildings and cities in the late C20th
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Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre
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Language
eng
Summary
Times of Creative Destruction' is about the years that followed the end of WWII, one of the most seminal and dramatic epochs in human history, during which extraordinary star-buildings were born, cities exploded, and an unprecedented world of a 'Third Ecology' emerged. Never before was there such a flurry of daring mega-constructions, such daring spatial acrobatics, 'star' buildings by star architects attained by star developers, mega-constructions, technological feats, and flourishing spatial acrobatics. But, for all its exhilarating creativity, this was also an era of unanticipated, intractable, irreversible destruction reducing the uniqueness and diversity of cultural, social and ecological peaks and valleys of our world, to a 'desert flatland', environmental inequality and unhappiness. This book critically discusses and revaluates these contradictory events, bringing together and commenting on a selection of shorter key texts by Tzonis and Lefaivre, the product of a rare research and writing partnership. The texts, published between the early 1960s and the present, are significant as documents that inform about the period. 0They are also important and timely because of their critical and influential role in the debates of this era, both creative and destructive
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
NA680
LC item number
.T56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Times of creative destruction : shaping buildings and cities in the late C20th, Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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26 cm
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Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781472476449
Lccn
2016019221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952195697

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