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Peter Smithson + Alison Smithson
The Charged Void : Urbansim by Peter Smithson + Alison Smithson (Rare Hardcover)
2005. Condition: Like New. Rare beautiful book in great condition! The Charged Void: Urbanism is the companion volume to The Charged Void: Architecture; the two together comprise the complete works of Alison and Peter Smithson. For the designers, architecture and urbanism were inseparable: buildings encapsulate urban ideas; urban systems are the means by which buildings function effectively. This second book collects both urban and architectural designs that have specific implications for city form into fourteen thematic chapters: the Team X Doorn Manifesto with its worked examples (Close Houses, Fold Houses, Terraced Crescent Houses); large-scale designs such as the Berlin Hauptstadt, Hamburg Steilshoop, and the Kuwait Urban Form Study; and built manifestations of urban ideas, notably the Economist Building of 1959-64. More than a collection of work, The Charged Void: Urbanism represents a record of a focused thought process concerned with the qualities of urban life--a thoughtful and witty collection of observations, decipherings, and recommendations for understanding and improving the complex nature of the city. Product details Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: The Monacelli Press; First Edition (2005) Language: English Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: art_books_nyc [New York, New York, United States]
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