Space and Anti-Space: The Fabric of Place, City and Architecture
By Barbara Littenberg and Steven Peterson
This book challenges the conventional idea of what constitutes the physical form of the contemporary city. Observing the absence of extended urban fabrics--the missing urbanism--in the new global cities developed today, it argues that these cities are merely statistical accumulations of density that lack the positive attributes of a genuine urban condition. Cities as urban places cannot be made by individual buildings alone but rather depend on the intertwined combination of an architecture that is bound to the creation of public spaces and streets, and engaged in the structure of urban blocks to form a complex field pattern of interactive solids and voids.
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1.0" x 9.7" x 8.2" / 2.9 lbs