by D A Pinder - £32.00 Edinburgh University Press (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780748614882 | ISBN 10: 0748614885
Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. Such visions, it shows, have played a crucial role in informing understandings and imaginings of the modern city. The book not only recovers vital moments from past hopes and dreams of modern urbanism, it also contests current claims about the 'end of utopia', arguing that reconsidering earlier projects can play a critical role in developing utopian perspectives today. Through the study of utopian visions, it aims to rekindle elements of utopianism itself.
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