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Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969
 

Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969 (Hardback)

Edited by Mumford, Eric
Edited by Sarkis, Hashim
Contributions by Bacon, Mardges
Contributions by Campbell, Robert
Contributions by Hyde, Timothy

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This book examines the emergence and evolution of the discipline of urban design as articulated through the work of Josep Lluis Sert (1902-1983), one of its most influential practitioners. Sert came to international attention in the 1930s and '40s as a leading young European arch...itect active in the new discourse of modern architecture. Noted for his city planning and urban development projects in Europe, South America, and the United States, the master plans of his later career were significant for their integration of natural landscape features into the urban building scheme. Sert's academic career included an extraordinarily productive tenure as Dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (1953-1969), where he founded and directed the Department of Urban Design.With essays by leading scholars and a wide selection of archival materials, illustrations, plans, and maps, this book provides a timely look at the man who advocated the idea of 'urban consciousness' and an architecture that dealt with the total environment, well before these concepts became commonplace.
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ISBN 9780300120653
Released NZ 15 Jul 2008
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
Series Harvard University Graduate School of Design
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ISBN-13 9780300120653
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Jul 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Mumford, Eric
Edited by Sarkis, Hashim
Contributions by Bacon, Mardges
Contributions by Campbell, Robert
Contributions by Hyde, Timothy
Series Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Category Individual Architects
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 720.92
Weight 1,157g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress City planning - History - 20th century, Sert, Jose Luis - Criticism and interpretation, 20th century, Criticism and interpretation, Sert, Jose Luis
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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