Princeton University Library Catalog
- Ryan, Brent D., 1969- [Browse]
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 
- xiv, 364 pages ; 24 cm
- City planning—Philosophy [Browse]
- Summary note
- Urban design in practice is incremental, but architects imagine it as scaled-up architecture - large, ready-to-build pop-up cities. This paradox of urban design is rarely addressed; indeed, urban design as a discipline lacks a theoretical foundation. In 'The Largest Art', Brent Ryan argues that urban design encompasses more than architecture, and he provides a foundational theory of urban design beyond the architectural scale. Ryan looks at three well-known urban design projects through the lens of pluralism: a Brancusi sculptural ensemble in Romania, a Bronx housing project, and a formally and spatially diverse grouping of projects in Ljubljana, Slovenia.0.
- Bibliographic references
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Unitary architecture, plural cities -- Five dimensions of plural urbanism -- Three pluralist projects -- Three plural urbanists -- Designing pluralist urbanism : urban design scenarios for three places -- Principals and potentials of plural urbanism.
- 9780262036672 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
- 0262036673 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
- Other standard number
- C - S
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