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From Urban Shop to New City

Alex Wall

  • Format: Unknown

  • Pages: 267

  • Publisher: ACTAR

  • Date Published: Nov 2005

  • Stock Code: 55625

  • ISBN: 9788495951878

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Victor Gruen is the commercial architect who became renowned in 1950s America as the "pioneer of the shopping centre" then by his urban redevelopment projects as the "saviour of the downtowns" and by the mid-60s as the "architect of the environment". From Urban Shop to New City focuses on gruen's theories and projects, especially with respect to the terms that he set for himself: the return of the city centre and urban public space as the focus of the social and cultural life of the region. The context for his vision, however, was the "triumph" of the suburbs and the collapse of American downtowns - leading, of course, to urban decay and unrest. As a pioneer of modern retail and urban development Gruen's work is a crucial vehicle for understanding the transformation of American cityscape and landscape, and remains very relevant when the question is considered: Just what kind of city do we want?

This attractively produced volume features an intriguing mix of history and case studies, with well-reproduced photos and plans. And the colours are absolutely gorgeous, they really work well. An enticing book for those with an interest in Gruen, urban design or shopping.

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