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Building/Art

Building/Art (ISBN10: 1552381056; ISBN13: 9781552381052)
ISBN13: 978-1552381052
ISBN10: 1552381056

Summary: Building/Art discusses changing ideas about the nature and function of the city as an essential cultural network, one that each of its inhabitants participates in, whether consciously or unconsciously. The city acts as a backdrop to everyday life and influences the ways in which individuals interact with a greater cultural community. How would life be different for us as individuals if we lived in a different kind of city? What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city ...show more a more engaging place to live? In this theoretical discussion and visual display of urbanism, vital connections are made between modernism as an international movement and its manifestations in Canadian architecture. With contributions from experts in diverse fields of inquiry, Building/Art offers a discussion of the dynamic relationship between form and culture in word and picture. ...show less

Cover: Paperback
Publisher: BPR Publishers
Published: 01/30/2004
International: No



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Canada 2003 Paperback Fine in No d/j as Published jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. This book discusses changing ideas about the nature and function of the city as an essential cultural network, one tha ...show moret each of its inhabitants participates in, whether consciously or unconsciously. The city acts as a backdrop to everyday life and influences the ways in which individuals interact with a greater cultural community. How would life be different for us as individuals if we lived in a different kind of city? What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city a more engaging place to live? In this theoretical discussion and visual display of urbanism, vital connections are made between modernism as an international movement and its manifestations in Canadian architecture. With contributions from experts in diverse fields of inquiry, the book offers a discussion of the dynamic relationship between form and culture in word and picture. 170pp. N.B. Front cover slightly marked. *****PLEASE NOTE: Th ...show less
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