Urban Space. Stadt Raum. Spazio Urbano

Through images and text, this book addresses the architecture of the city as a phenomenon as timeless as it is fascinating, both in history and in the present. In historical and contemporary photographs, an image of the city unfolds that brings memories and utopia into harmony, whereby the urban as public space becomes visible together with the houses that form it as a stage - for the city dweller equally a space of experience and a home.

  • Author: Klaus Theo Brenner
  • ISBN: 978 3 8030 0768 1
  • Size: 20 x 29 cm. Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st edition, original edition


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  • The scenario of public space is as elementary as a kind of “positional play” of architecture as it has proven itself in various manifestations over centuries in the history of European urban planning. It forms the visible framework and intellectual background for contemporary urban architecture. In this way, modern architecture is finally (after almost 100 years) overcoming the prescribed obliviousness to history and the blind avant-garde mania of an ideological modernism. This has made and still makes a considerable contribution to the impoverishment of our cities by ignoring even the most elementary rules of “positional play” in favor of the autonomy of objects or the settlement of green meadows. The rich visual material of this book, and in particular René Wildgrube’s photographs of Milan with its urban architecture of the 1920s/30s, substantiate this claim to a New Urban Architecture in a surprising as well as impressive way.

  • Author Klaus Theo Brenner
    Photos René Wildgrube
    ISBN 978 3 8030 0768 1
    Size 20 x 29 cm. Hardcover
    Number of pages 140 pages
    Illustrations Numerous Illustrations
    Languages German, English
    Edition 1st edition, original edition
    Release October 2013


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