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The Urban Design Legacy of Colin Rowe

The Urban Design Legacy of Colin Rowe

By (author) Steven Hurtt
By (author) Antonio Pietro Latini
By (author) James Tice


Publishing 9th Dec 2024
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    • This book is for anyone seriously interested in the forces that shape the everyday environment of our cities, towns and suburbs, be they everyday citizen, student, aspiring community leader, academician or professional in real estate, architecture, landscape architecture or city planner
    • An extensive collection of essays that trace the profound influence and legacy of one of the greatest thinkers in the twentieth century on the everyday world we inhabit and on the people who do, or do not, design it
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    Colin Rowe is acknowledged to be the most influential figure in architectural theory in the last half of the 20th century. Although his contribution to the discipline and practice of urban design is equally important, there is no single text which specifically focuses on his work in this sphere. This book intends to address this omission by critically examining Rowe’s urban design theory and its evolution, which began at the Cornell University Urban Design program in 1963 and continued until his death in 1999. The text features a score of previously unpublished essays by prominent scholars, educators and practitioners, many of whom were his students or close collaborators. The Urban Design Legacy of Colin Rowe provides a window to explore past, present and future themes central to the discipline of urban design as seen through the critical lens of Colin Rowe and those who continue to define their creative work in relationship to that extraordinary intellect.

    About the Author
    Professor Steven Hurtt (University of Maryland); BA, MFA, Princeton; M. Arch, Cornell Urban Design with Colin Rowe (1966-67). Hurtt and his classmates dubbed Rowe's developing theories "contextualism." Intuitively understood, contextualism and associated ideas were quickly assimilated into teaching and practice. Antonio Pietro Latini, DArch, University Rome Sapienza; M.Arch Urban Design, Columbia University; Architect, Order of Rome: Fellow, Italian National Institute for Urbanistics; twice Fulbright Fellow to the U.S., author of Battery Park City, New York; and trilogy on urban design. James Tice, B.Arch and M.Arch in Urban Design, with Colin Rowe, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon teaching studio and theory. He has co-authored books on American architecture and websites focusing on architecture and urbanism in Rome.
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    9th Dec 2024
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    279 mm x 216 mm
    508 Pages
    450 color
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