Tracing Modernity: Manifestations of the Modern in Architecture and the City
Mari Hvattum, Christian Hermansen
Psychology Press, 2004 - Architecture - 346 pages
The aim of this anthology is to trace the modern project through its multifarious manifestations in order to understand contemporary culture in a deeper sense than facile discussions of modernism and postmodernism often great. Drawing on architectural and urban history as well as philosophy and sociology, the chapters outline the complex and conflicting roots of modernity by tracing its manifestations in architecture and the city.
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