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Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after
Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after

Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism by Felicity D. Scott

Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism



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Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism Felicity D. Scott ebook
Publisher: MIT Press
Page: 360
ISBN: 9780262514064
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The real question is, after dozens of compelling visions of techno-dystopia, why anyone today would still find appealing a future in glass domes and Modernist towers that look like the theme restaurant at LAX. Designers have a utopian gene, as Rem Koolhaas has joked, and we have here two utopias from which to choose. Mar 30, 2011 - In the sixties and seventies, Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes were a trendy symbol of a better society — hipper, physically and culturally transparent and much, much more logical than the hodgepodge of architecture styles handed down to us by history. Even the 20th century modernist architecture of Le Corbusier was originally meant to satisfy needs for a new working class housing that would also facilitate social goals such as community, hygiene, efficiency, and more. American survivalist impulse with techno-utopian science fiction. The destruction of the Twin Towers - modernist architectural expressions of a certain type of belief in progress - is never explicitly mentioned, but it's quite obvious that he's trying to get to grips with that event and its aftermath, and . We are treated to a brief historical sweep through self-reflexive architecture, progressively differentiating itself from other function systems, right up until the differentiation from both engineering and art gives us modernism and figures such as Le Corbusier. Other than that, though, it is notable mainly for bridging the modern larval form of U.S. Feb 3, 2014 - His polemic, delivered by EPUB and kindle only (so far), is directed at a techno-utopian fantasy promulgated by large multinational corporations and their government client-sponsors. Aug 25, 2011 - There is a lot of talk about funding, inter-agency turf wars, and political maneuvering. May 11, 2013 - 8 Felicity Dale Elliston Scott, Architecture or Techno-utopia: Politics After Modernism (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007): 147. Oct 4, 2011 - With this in mind, I went and had a look at the thing I had started writing, and realised that I had basically stopped after the exposition, which was more or less complete. Jan 21, 2014 - The freethinking social architect Buckminster Fuller said humanity now faces a choice: oblivion or utopia.





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