Architettura Della Città

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MIT Press, 1982 - Architecture - 201 pages
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.

 

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Contents

Urban Artifacts and a Theory of the City
20
Typological Questions
35
Problems of Classification
48
Primary Elements and the Concept of Area
62
Garden City and Ville Radieuse
82
Processes of Transformation
95
Urban Ecology and Psychology
112
Monuments Summary of the Critique of the Concept of Context
126
The Evolution of Urban Artifacts
139
Land Ownership
152
Preface to the Second Italian Edition
165
Comment on the German Edition
179
Figure Credits and Publishing History of The Architecture of the City
196
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Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and architecture theorist and the author of The Architecture of the City (MIT Press, 1984) and other books. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1990.

About the Authors:
Peter Eisenman is founder of both Eisenman Architects and the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. He is the 1984 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Michael Graves is founder of the
Michael Graves architechtural firm in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous AIA National Honor awards as well as several Progressive Architecture Design awards. Charles Gwathmey is founder of Gwathmey, Siegel, and Associates, Architects in New York. His recent projects include the
design for The Science, Industry, and Business Library branch of the New York Public Library. John Hejduk is Dean at the School of Architecture at Cooper Union. BRichard Meier is founder of Richard Meier and Partners in New York.

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