The largest art : a measured manifesto for a plural urbanism / Brent D. Ryan.

Author
Ryan, Brent D., 1969- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Description
xiv, 364 pages ; 24 cm

Details

Subject(s)
City planningPhilosophy [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.
Contents
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.
ISBN
  • 9780262036672 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 0262036673 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2017017108
OCLC
978286447
Other standard number
  • 40027591455
RCP
C - S

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