Manifestoes and Transformations in the Early Modernist City

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Christian Hermansen Cordua
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Political Science - 311 pages
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Bringing together a carefully chosen, wide-ranging team of leading experts, this book provides a broad, contextual exploration of the ideas and urban practices which are the foundations of our conception of the contemporary city. It also examines the relations between urban ideals and their influence on urban praxis.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Introduction The Context
7
Utopian Urbanism Ideals Practices and Prospects
9
News from Nowhere A Utopian Dream
39
The Word on the Street Charles Baudelaire Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of their Time
59
Manifestoes Urban Visions
77
The Idea of Modernity in Cerdās Teoria General de la Urbanizacion
79
Exporting the German Model Managing Urban Growth at the Turn of the 1900s
105
Patrick Geddes and Cities in Evolution The Writing and the Readings of an Intempestive Classic
149
Transformations Urban Praxis
163
Making Londons Modernity Capital Memory and Nature
165
Paris Space What Might Have Constituted Haussmanization
179
The Eixample Ensanche of Barcelona 1859 and After Theoretical and Practical Paradigm
211
The Significance and Impact of Viennas Ringstrasse
229
Berlin 1900
255
Urban Planning as Representation An Examination of Harald Halss General Plan for Oslo 1929
271

Camillo Sitte City Planning According to Artistic Principles Vienna 1889
125
Mr Howard and the Garden City A Plain Mans Guide to the Future
137
Epilogue
291
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Christian Hermansen Cordua is Professor and Head of the Institute of Architecture, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

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