The Resource Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (electronic resource)

Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (electronic resource)

Label
Global city blues
Title
Global city blues
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Much of the architecture and town planning of the past fifty years has been based on an unsubstantiated optimism about the promise of modernity. In our rush to embrace the future, we invented new ways of building that rejected the past and sent people headlong into a placeless limbo where they are isolated from each other and cut off from such basic experiences of location as weather and the time of day. In [this book], renowned architect Daniel Solomon presents a perceptive overview and insightful assessment of how the power and seductiveness of modernist ideals led us on this wayward path. Through a series of independent but linked essays, he takes the reader on a personal expedition, introducing people, places, and ideas that have shaped thinking about planning and building and that laid the foundation for his beliefs about the world we inhabit and the kind of world we should strive to create. Solomon discussess alternatives to modernist orthodoxy, including the ideas and precepts of New Urbanism, a reform movement he helped found that has risen to prominence in the past decade. These alternatives offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of sprawl, urban disintegration, and placelessness that have so transformed the contemporary landscape"--Bookjacket
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
720/.9173/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA9095
LC item number
.S64 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Global city blues, Daniel Solomon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 76
  • Part 4
  • Urbanism
  • 120
  • Part 5
  • In Asia
  • 168
  • Part 6
  • Cybertime
  • 190
  • Part 1
  • Part 7
  • Signs of Life
  • 206
  • Nearness
  • 2
  • Part 2
  • Times
  • 28
  • Part 3
  • Site Versus Zeit
Control code
ocn606977695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 253 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597262682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33386766
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606977695
  • ebsco972614

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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