Facadism

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Routledge, 11 sep. 2002 - 204 páginas
Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition and progress walk hand in hand.
Facadism presents a critical analysis of a concept central to the way in which the city is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the principles of urban conservation, the process of heritage planning and the market forces of urban development, the book builds a complete picture of the causes and effects of facadism in the Twentieth Century.
 

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Índice

1 Introduction
1
2 What is Facadism?
7
3 Architectural Perspectives
23
4 Townscape Perspectives
55
5 Social and Economic Perspectives
71
6 Facadism and Urban Conservation
87
7 Why Facadism?
121
Notes and references
157
Select bibliography
161
Index
163
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Jonathan Richards is an author, journalist, actor, and cartoonist. His movie reviews appear weekly in the "Santa Fe New Mexican" and online. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society. His political cartoons are seen regularly in the Huffington Post. He illustrated Alan Arkin s children s book "Cosmo". He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Claudia Jessup, who is a successful novelist under the name Meredith Rich.

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