Modern Architecture and Design: An Alternative History

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MIT Press, 1985 - Architecture - 256 pages
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British architect and planner Bill Risebero recreates 200 years of modern architecture and design against a backdrop of class dominance over rising industrialism. The lively and opinionated text and more than 1,000 captioned drawings by the author provide a refreshing reinterpretation of architectural developments in the modern period.
 

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Contents

List of illustrations
6
Contrasts
19
The philosophy of right
50
How we live and how we might live
78
The will to power
106
The light that failed
119
The state and revolution
162
Brave new world
213
Select bibliography
246
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About the author (1985)

Bill Risebero is an architect and town planner in London. He teaches at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and in the London Program of Syracuse University.

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