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The urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright, Neil Levine

Label
The urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
Title
The urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
Statement of responsibility
Neil Levine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first book devoted to Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for remaking the modern city. Stunningly comprehensive, The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright presents a radically new interpretation of the architect's work and offers new and important perspectives on the history of modernism. Neil Levine places Wright's projects, produced over more than fifty years, within their historical, cultural, and physical contexts, while relating them to the theory and practice of urbanism as it evolved over the twentieth century. Levine overturns the conventional view of Wright as an architect who deplored the city and whose urban vision was limited to a utopian plan for a network of agrarian communities he called Broadacre City. Rather, Levine reveals Wright's larger, more varied, interesting, and complex urbanism, demonstrated across the span of his lengthy career. Beginning with Wright's plans from the late 1890s through the early 1910s for reforming residential urban neighborhoods, mainly in Chicago, and continuing through projects from the 1920s through the 1950s for commercial, mixed-use, civic, and cultural centers for Chicago, Madison, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Baghdad, Levine demonstrates Wright's place among the leading contributors to the creation of the modern city. Wright's often spectacular designs are shown to be those of an innovative precursor and creative participant in the world of ideas that shaped the modern metropolis."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Neil
Dewey number
711/.4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA9085.W75
LC item number
L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • City planning
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • City planning
  • Stadsplanering
Label
The urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright, Neil Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Conceived and developed as a companion volume to The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Suburbs in the grid: the new Streetcar City. Wright's first urban design initiative: the development plan for the Roberts Block, 1896 -- The quadruple block plan as the framework for the Ladies' Home Journal "Home in a Prairie Town," 1900-1901 -- The Roberts Block revisited, 1903-4, the city beautiful, and the garden city -- The quadruple block plan expanded into an entire neighborhood scheme for the Chicago city club competition of 1912-13 -- The city in question at the dawn of the automobile age. Congestion and its remedies in the skyscraper city of the 1920s -- Decentralization versus centralization: Broadacre City's ruralist alternative to le corbusier's urbanism, 1929-35 -- New visions for the city center : urbanism under the hegemony of the automobile -- A civic center megastructure for the lakefront of Madison, Wisconsin, 1938 -- Crystal City: a highrise, mixed-use, superblock development for Washington, D.C., 1940 -- The Point Park Civic Center and traffic interchange for the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, 1947 -- Plan for the expansion of Baghdad anchored by a cultural center, 1957
Control code
905343852
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780691167534
Lccn
2015003566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905343852
Label
The urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright, Neil Levine
Publication
Note
Conceived and developed as a companion volume to The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Suburbs in the grid: the new Streetcar City. Wright's first urban design initiative: the development plan for the Roberts Block, 1896 -- The quadruple block plan as the framework for the Ladies' Home Journal "Home in a Prairie Town," 1900-1901 -- The Roberts Block revisited, 1903-4, the city beautiful, and the garden city -- The quadruple block plan expanded into an entire neighborhood scheme for the Chicago city club competition of 1912-13 -- The city in question at the dawn of the automobile age. Congestion and its remedies in the skyscraper city of the 1920s -- Decentralization versus centralization: Broadacre City's ruralist alternative to le corbusier's urbanism, 1929-35 -- New visions for the city center : urbanism under the hegemony of the automobile -- A civic center megastructure for the lakefront of Madison, Wisconsin, 1938 -- Crystal City: a highrise, mixed-use, superblock development for Washington, D.C., 1940 -- The Point Park Civic Center and traffic interchange for the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, 1947 -- Plan for the expansion of Baghdad anchored by a cultural center, 1957
Control code
905343852
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780691167534
Lccn
2015003566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905343852

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