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The architect planner in an urban context The authors rejecting the grand utopian visions of total planning Utopia as metaphos and Collage City as prescription these opposites involving the guarantees of both law and freedom should surely constitute the dialectic of the future rather than any total surrender either to scientific certainties or the simple vagaries of the ad hoc The disintegration of modern architecture seems to call for such a strategy an enlightened pluralism seems to invite and possibly even common sense concurs Thesaurus of the Senses rejecting the grand utopian visions of total planning Utopia as metaphos and Collage City as prescription these opposites involving the guarantees of both law and freedom should surely constitute the dialectic of the future The Coquette and the Boarding School rather than any total surrender either to scientific certainties or the simple vagaries of the ad hoc The disintegration of modern architecture seems to call for such a strategy an enlightened pluralism seems to invite and possibly even common sense concurs

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This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of Wow I didn t think collages were that complicated to explain A fascinating read by a brilliant mind that doesn t dumb down his thoughts at all Really lucky I ve been re reading philosophy and have a good vocabulary and a decent handle on artarchitecturearchitects Picked this book up when I was done a drafting program because I felt like I had no idea what architecture was This didn t help much but was a challenging read for the sake of itA review in the style of Colin RoweThe dude says which to carry on his sentences and paragraphs which means I started to play a game where I spot the word which which took me out of his arguments some of the time which meant i had to go back and re read whole pages which gave this tome the illusion of a literal literary witch hunt which to my mind made his arguments seem thin and rambling which meant I had to go back and re read for the 3rd time which made reading this book a slow processNot sure who the intended audience for this book is Graduate students in Urban Planning Kids in the 5th grade looking for words that might come up in a spelling beeI don t think it is self indulgent this is actually how the authors think and they are simply that focused on this one area Deception Island reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the The Family role of Wow I didn t think collages were that complicated to explain A fascinating The First Partition of Poland read by a brilliant mind that doesn t dumb down his thoughts at all Really lucky I ve been The Hero of Varay re Palestrina and Other Plays reading philosophy and have a good vocabulary and a decent handle on artarchitecturearchitects Picked this book up when I was done a drafting program because I felt like I had no idea what architecture was This didn t help much but was a challenging Blackmailed By Daddy read for the sake of itA उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] review in the style of Colin RoweThe dude says which to carry on his sentences and paragraphs which means I started to play a game where I spot the word which which took me out of his arguments some of the time which meant i had to go back and Cock Tales re Son of the Hero read whole pages which gave this tome the illusion of a literal literary witch hunt which to my mind made his arguments seem thin and The Alien Jigsaw rambling which meant I had to go back and Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning re The Illusion of Gods Presence read for the 3rd time which made Folk Tales From The Soviet Union reading this book a slow processNot sure who the intended audience for this book is Graduate students in Urban Planning Kids in the 5th grade looking for words that might come up in a spelling beeI don t think it is self indulgent this is actually how the authors think and they are simply that focused on this one area

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And total design propose instead a collage city which can accommodate a whole range of utopias in miniature This is probably the most worthwhile book I ve ever read when it comes to understanding the current post modern debate surrounding cities Although it was written nearly 50 years ago it is no less valid today For anyone even vaguely interested in urban design planning and especially those involved in the CNU or UVF this book is a must for clarification of where current debate is stemming from And perhaps the collage city is still a valid idea although we must do something about that global village idiot The Numbers Game range of utopias in miniature This is probably the most worthwhile book I ve ever Tall man riding. read when it comes to understanding the current post modern debate surrounding cities Although it was written nearly 50 years ago it is no less valid today For anyone even vaguely interested in urban design planning and especially those involved in the CNU or UVF this book is a must for clarification of where current debate is stemming from And perhaps the collage city is still a valid idea although we must do something about that global village idiot


10 thoughts on “Collage City

  1. says:

    Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter were both influential architects and theorists Rowe is known for making unconventional comparisons between cultural events and ideas a practice that is evident in Collage City Collage City was published in 1978 Dur

  2. says:

    You have to keep looking up in a dictionary and keeping research otherwise it will be mass

  3. says:

    Wow; I didn't think collages were that complicated to explain A fascinating read by a brilliant mind that doesn't dumb dow

  4. says:

    Having read Rowe's three volumes of As I Was Saying and being generally comfortable with architectural theory at an amateur level as a practising landscape architect I was optimistic about this book at the beginning and disappointed by the end Rowe will often reward your efforts in reading his text which reuires research or knowledge of other texts and understanding well known architectural sites with profound and meanin

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    Utopia as metaphos and Collage City as prescription these opposites involving the guarantees of both law and freedom should surely constitute the dialectic of the future rather than any total surrender either to scientific

  6. says:

    Well for one of the first times not only did I feel stupid but I hated reading this Maybe that makes me a bad architecture student I think in general I'm much better at reading fiction than non fiction but in this case the subject matter was pretty uninteresting mostly because I think I actually understood about 4% of the book It was a little sad because the book has some great pictures of neat places with cool ideas that light up even w

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    As I'm currently employed by one of the authors all I can say is terrific read timely important transformative no egregiously goofy punctuation usage anywhere Certainly this has to be the granddaddy of ever present one liner urban theory phrases Ecstacity Collision City Event City Emerald Citymaybe that one was

  8. says:

    This is probably the most worthwhile book I've ever read when it comes to understanding the current post modern debate surrounding cities Although it was written nearly 50 years ago it is no less valid today For anyone even vaguely interested in urban design planning and especially those involved in the CNU or UVF this book is a must for clarification of where current debate is stemming from And perhaps the collage city is still a valid id

  9. says:

    I knew I needed to read this from front to back but that didn't make it any easier to get through

  10. says:

    Difficult to get through and not very fun

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