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    The Architecture of the City (Oppositions Books) (Paperback)(English / Italian) By (author) Aldo Rossi, Translated by Diane Ghirardo, Translated by Joan Ockman, Introduction by Peter Eisenman

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    DescriptionAldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. The Architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. In part a protest against functionalism and the Modern Movement, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students. An Oppositions Book.

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    The Architecture of the City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aldo Rossi, Translated by Diane Ghirardo, Translated by Joan Ockman, Introduction by Peter Eisenman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262680431
    ISBN 10: 0262680432

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
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    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
    DC21: 711.4
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
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    DC22: 711.4, 711/.4
    LC classification: NA9031 .R6713 1982, NA9031.R67
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, AMG
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    13 September 1984
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and architecture theorist and the author of The Architecture of the City (MIT Press, 1984) and other books. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1990.
    Review quote
    "Written 17 years ago, at a time when the Italian student movement had just begun and interdisciplinary design methodologies enjoyed popularity, [ The Architecture of the City ] was one of the first major reassessments of the Modern Movement. In contrast to Robert Venturi"s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture , appearing in the same year, Rossi"s critique focuses not on the sterility of forms or the rejection of stylistic imagery in modern architecture, but rather, as the title suggests, on the neglect and destruction of the" city, the repository of "the collective memory of man."... Perhaps most important to Americans, who face a resurgence of idiosyncratic and highly personal designs, is Rossi"s emphasis on the collective, the public realm. He reminds us that individual reputations and accomplishments are less important that our cities themselves." Mary McLeod , Design Book Review
    Back cover copy
    Based on notebooks composed since 1971, Aldo Rossi's lyrical and erudite memoir intermingles his architectural projects, including discussion of the major literary and artistic influences on his work, with his personal history. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.