American Urban Architecture: Catalysts in the Design of Cities

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University of California Press, 1989 - Architecture - 190 pages
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Attoe and Logan propose a specifically American theory of urban design. Arguing that theories of urban design, especially theories about the remaking of cities, have been largely European in origin and thus of questionable value in American contexts, the authors see the characteristic features of American cities--the grid, loft buildings, distinctive styling, and so forth--as opportunities for a specifically American urbanism.

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Wayne Attoe is Professor of Architecture at Louisiana State University, a practicing architect, and the author of "Skylines: Understanding and Molding Urban Silhouettes" and "Architecture and the Critical Imagination". Donn Logan is a founding partner of ELS/Elbasani & Logan Architects and has completed many downtown plans and major architectural projects around the nation and abroad. From 1966 to 1986 he was a professor of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.

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