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Critical Regionalism: Architecture and Identity in a Globalized World (Architecture in Focus (Paperback))

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ISBN: 3791329723
Издательство: Prestel Publishing
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 160
Book DescriptionThe latest book in the Architecture in Focus series, this beautifully illustrated and designed book reconsiders critical regionalism and brilliantly demonstrates the global viability of one of the most visible trends in contemporary architecture. As globalization increasingly enters every facet of our lives, its homogenizing effects on architecture, urban spaces, and the landscape have compelled architects to embrace the principles of critical regionalism, an alternative theory that respects local culture, geography and climate. In this important reexamination of critical regionalism, two prominent architectural critics argue for a truce between the seemingly antithetical philosophies of critical regionalism and globalization. The authors trace the genesis of critical regionalism to its ancient historical and political roots, and focus on its modern expression in the works of Aalvar Aalto, Richard Neutra, Oscar Niemeyer and others. They point to the increasing...