The good metropolis : from urban formlessness to metropolitan architecture / Alexander Eisenschmidt.
- Basel : Birkhäuser, 
239 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
- City planning -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
- The publication presents the first historical analysis of the tension between the city and architectural form. It introduces 20th century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -227) and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
- Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
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