Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960--1970

4,17 valoración promedio
( 6 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780262026116: Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960--1970

Amid the cultural and political ferment of 1960s France, a group of avant-garde architects, artists, writers, theorists, and critics known as "spatial urbanists" envisioned a series of urban utopias--phantom cities of a possible future. The utopian "spatial" city most often took the form of a massive grid or mesh suspended above the ground, all of its parts (and inhabitants) circulating in a smooth, synchronous rhythm, its streets and buildings constituting a gigantic work of plastic art or interactive machine. In this new urban world, technology and automation were positive forces, providing for material needs as well as time and space for leisure. In this first study of the French avant-garde tendency known as spatial urbanism, Larry Busbea analyzes projects by artists and architects (including the most famous spatial practitioner, Yona Friedman) and explores texts (many of which have never before been translated from the French) by Michel Ragon, the influential founder of the Groupe International d'Architecture Prospective (GIAP), Victor Vasarely, and others. Even at its most fanciful, Busbea argues, the French urban utopia provided an image for social transformations that were only beginning to be described by cultural theorists and sociologists.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Larry Busbea is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Arizona.

Review:

Busbea's superb synthesis of France's urban utopia in the 60's is the first attempt to map out the entire era that made the future city a cultural reality. Like a phantom limb, the topological model that it offers never quite existed as such, but its presence can be felt all the more keenly that it extends rhizomatically beyond the architectural avant-garde that has long claimed to embody it.

(Sylvere Lotringer, Professor of French Literature and Philosophy, Columbia University, and Editor of Semiotext(e))

Larry Busbea offers the first detailed investigation of the extravagant spatial schemes imagined during a fertile decade by a cluster of Paris-based artists, engineers, and architects. Marginalized after the 1968 students' and intellectuals' revolt because of their technocratic accents, these bold designs are skillfully mapped in their ideologies, their ambitions, and their somewhat naïve illusions.

(Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

In our technology-driven present, the French urban utopias of the 1960s come back to haunt us with uncanny poignancy. Larry Busbea's archaeological excavation of the faded urban-architectural dreams of the cybernetic sublime, the integrated spectacle, and the postindustrial spatial environment brilliantly conjures with the ghost of a modernism that has reached the limit point of its faith in total systems of design.

(Joan Ockman, Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University)

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,27
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Larry Busbea
ISBN 10: 0262026112 ISBN 13: 9780262026116
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Devils in the Detail Ltd
(Oxford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. NEW, shipped from the UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 228/RE/980H

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,27
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Busbea, Larry
Editorial: The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262026112 ISBN 13: 9780262026116
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0262026112 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0062695

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Busbea, Larry
Editorial: The MIT Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262026112 ISBN 13: 9780262026116
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110262026112

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 56,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,70
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Larry Busbea
Editorial: The MIT Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262026112 ISBN 13: 9780262026116
Nuevos Tapa dura Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0262026112

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 64,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío