Re-Scaling the Environment: New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980

Re-Scaling the Environment: New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980

By: Torsten Lange (editor), Karl R. Kegler (editor), Judith Hopfengartner (editor), Akos Moravanszky (editor)Paperback

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From 1960-1980, both eastern and western Europe experienced a construction boom of new dimensions. Cybernetics, the science of planning, and sociology, as well as the new possibilities offered by technology and production, paved the way to large-scale processes and systems in architecture and urban design, which favored technocratic and utopian concepts. Increasingly, architects and planners saw themselves as designers of comprehensive infrastructure and mega-structures in a technology-focused world. The authors assesses these developments on the back of a knowledge transfer between East and West. It confirms a change in attitude that can still be felt today - recession, social changes, and environmental problems led to criticism of the then contemporary concepts of modernity.

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Akos Moravanszky, ETH Zurich Karl R. Kegler, University of Applied Sciences Munich

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  • ISBN13: 9783035610161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9783035610161
  • weight: 787
  • ISBN10: 3035610169

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