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Going Public (Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions)

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The architecture of the last several decades was shaped by the need for individual representation and demarcation. Today, a growing countermovement is focusing on the development of public space as a means to get people together in order to exchange ideas or share experiences. Going Public presents a compelling international selection of extraordinary current architectural projects in public space. Their objectives are as diverse as the structures themselves and range from providing recreational or cultural opportunities to facilitating social interaction. As the industrial age has evolved into the information age, our cities have developed new potential. In the past, churches and marketplaces were the focus of our social lives. Today, however, different types of community centers are being established. In addition to the transformation of existing public squares, parks, and pavilions, original projects such as community gardens, outdoor movie theaters, temporary installations, and other cultural venues are being built. Thus, in the hearts of our cities—but also on their peripheries—a new kind of public space is being defined. Innovative solutions are even being found for ubiquitous features of urban life such as benches, bicycle racks, and bus stops. Going Public also showcases work that leads us out of our cities and into the countryside. Contemporary versions of hideouts, observation towers, viewing platforms, and self-guided trails use public space differently than their more traditional counterparts and expand our possibilities for experiencing our natural surroundings and landscapes. The architecture featured in Going Public may range from bold to subtle, but all of it is innovative and surprising

This book title, Going Public (Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions), ISBN: 9783899554403, by Robert Klanten, S. Ehmann, Sofia Borges, L. Feireiss, published by Prestel Publishing (September 25, 2012) is available in hardcover. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Robert Klanten, S. Ehmann, Sofia Borges, L. Feireiss
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    272
    Publisher:
    Prestel Publishing (September 25, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9783899554403
    ISBN-10:
    389955440X
    Weight:
    20oz
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    12
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