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The Resource Against architecture, Franco la Cecla, (electronic resource)

Against architecture, Franco la Cecla, (electronic resource)

Label
Against architecture
Title
Against architecture
Statement of responsibility
Franco la Cecla
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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CaPaEBR
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La Cecla, Franco
LC call number
NA2599.5
LC item number
.C43 2012eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Green arcade
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  • Architectural criticism
  • City planning
  • Architecture, Modern
Summary expansion
  • With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the archistars. He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes to build their brand with no regard for the public good. More than a diatribe against the trade, La Cecla makes a call to rethink urban space and take the cities back from casino capitalism that has left a string of failed urban projects, such as the Sagrera of Barcelona and the expansion of Columbia University in New York City. Recounting his travels across the globe, La Cecla provides insights to aid in resisting the planners and to find the spirit of a place. These commentaries on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape will take an important place in continued public discourse for years to come
  • According to the renowned anthropologist and architect Franco La Cecla, modern architecture has lost its way and its true function. A modern generation of 'archistars' is now more concerned with building their own brand, with little or no thought given to context and those who will actually live and inhabit the spaces that they create. Yet this is not merely a diatribe against the world for which La Cecla trained, it is also a call to rethink urban space, to take cities back from what he calls 'Casino Capitalism'
Label
Against architecture, Franco la Cecla, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000631773
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781604866919
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000631773
Label
Against architecture, Franco la Cecla, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000631773
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781604866919
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000631773

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