The Post-War University

- Utopianist Campus and College

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The Post-War University
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
12-01-2001
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
344
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A great expansion of universities in most of Western Europe and North America began in the late 1950s and continued to the early 1970s. In this comprehensive book, architectural historian Stefan Muthesius examines the post-war educational building boom and the rhetoric that surrounded it. He focuses on the period's widely shared utopianist beliefs that good planning and distinguished architecture could bring forth not only academically mature but also socially adjusted citizens.The book describes the diverse approaches to the creation of new campuses in the United States, England, Canada, West Germany, and France, as each country dealt with the agendas of its own educators, sociologists, politicians, campus planners, and architects. Muthesius explores the full range of responses to the utopian dreams, from the initial boundless enthusiasm for the new university as an ideal and total environment, to the rejection by rebellious students for whom utopian plans smacked of paternalism, to the public's dislike of extravagant architecture and modernist buildings. As university planners today address the need (or lack of it) for new buildings, this book offers a timely reconsideration of architectural achievement in a period of intense institutionality.

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Udgivelsesdato:
12-01-2001
ISBN13:
9780300087178
Vægt:
1202 g
Dybde:
32 mm
Bredde:
400 mm
Højde:
1156 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    An examination of the expansion of universities from the late 1950s to the early 1970s in Western Europe and North America. It concentrates on the widely-shared belief that good planning and distinguished architecture could bring forth academically mature and socially adjusted students. 156 b-w + 50 color illus.

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