Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in Twentieth-Century European Culture (Paperback)Ken Worpole (author)
Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 01/11/2000
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"Here Comes the Sun" looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between - the parks, public squares, open-air museums, promenades, public pools and other public leisure facilities. Life in the open was of particular concern to early urban planners and reformers, with their dreams of release from the confines of overcrowded, unsanitary slums. Picturing youthful working-class bodies made healthy by exercise and tanned by the sun, they imagined an escape route from cities. Worpole demonstrates how open-air public spaces became sought-after commissions for many early modernist architects in the early 1900s, resulting in the transformation of the European cityscape.
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 248 x 190 x 13 mm
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