Civic Realism

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
0262681056 
ISBN 13
9780262681056 
Category
Urbanism  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1999 
Publisher
Pages
266 
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A study of the shape and appearance of civic places and the social, political, and cultural circumstances that bring them into existence.A civic place belongs to everyone and yet to nobody in particular. In Civic Realism, Peter G. Rowe looks at the shape and appearance of civic places, and at the social, political, and cultural circumstances that bring them into existence. The book is as much about the making and reshaping of civic places as it is about urban architecture per se. According to Rowe, the best civic place-making occurs across the divide between the state and civil society. By contrast, the alternatives are not very attractive. On the one side are state-sponsored edifices and places of authoritarian nature. On the other are the exclusive enclaves of corporate-dominated urban and suburban environments. - from Amzon 
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