Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization: Peaks and Valleys in the Flat World
The definitive introductory book on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalization, this text addresses issues of identity, community, and sustainability along with a selection of the most outstanding examples of design from all over the world.
Alex Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre give a readable, vivid, scholarly account of this major conflict as it relates to the design of the human-made environment. Demystifying the reasons behind how globalization enabled creativity and brought about unprecedented wealth but also produced new wastefulness and ecological destruction, the book also looks at how regionalism has also tended to confine, tearing apart societies and promoting destructive consumerist tourism.
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The End of Geography?
Chapter 1 The Regional and the Classical Imperial
Chapter 2 The First Regionalist BuildingManifesto
Chapter 3 A Flat Archipelago of GardenVillas
Chapter 4 Consult the Genius of the Place in All
Chapter 5 From the Decorated Farm to the Rise of Nationalist Regionalism
Chapter 6 From Regions to Nation
Chapter 7 Gothic Communalism and Nationalist Regionalism
Chapter 8 Homelands World Fairs LivingSpaces and the Regional Cottage