Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture
Jane Alison, Barbican Art Gallery
Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Architecture - 336 pages
For millennia, architects and builders have attempted to rationalize cities into well-functioning and liveable places. While many aspects of a city evolve naturally, other facets result from human interventions and radical imagination. Future City celebrates the visionary urban schemes that have preoccupied architects trying to create a better world from the 1950s to the present. This publication assembles several generations of utopian architecture in a single volume. With the city serving as the context and catalyst for the works, the book provides and indispensable resource for contemporary architectural and urban development and innovation in the third millennium. Features hundreds of seminal works by some sixty architects, ranging from the groundbreaking experiments of Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Peter Cook, Daniel Libeskind and Coop Himmelb(l)au, alongside a new generation of rising stars, including Asymptote, NOX, UN Studio and Greg Lynn.
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