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Author Vidler, Anthony

Title The scenes of the street and other essays / Anthony Vidler

Publ Info New York : Monacelli Press, [2011]
Edition First edition
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA9197 .V54 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 368 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents The scenes of the street : transformations in ideal and reality, 1750-1871 -- Transparency and utopia : constructing the void from Pascal to Foucault -- Architecture, management, and morals : the design of a factory community at the end of the eighteenth century -- Mercier as urbanist : the utopia of the real -- The paradoxes of vandalism : Henri Grégoire and the Thermidorian discourse on historical monuments -- Building the urban book : Nodier in the library -- X marks the spot : the obelisk in space -- Paris démoli/Paris futur -- The new industrial world : the reconstruction of urban utopia in late-nineteenth-century France -- The modern acropolis : Tony Garnier from La cité antique to Une cité industrielle -- The idea of unity and Le Corbusier's urban form -- The space of history : modern museums from Patrick Geddes to Le Corbusier -- Photourbanism : planning the city from above and below -- Unknown lands : Guy Debord and the cartographies of a landscape to be invented -- Books in space : tradition and transparency in the Bibliothèque de France
LC subject City planning -- France -- History -- 19th century
City planning -- France -- History -- 20th century
Architecture and society -- France -- History -- 19th century
Architecture and society -- France -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9781580932707