This important work, now available in paperback, from Professor Geoffrey Broadbent, provides a clear analysis of the nature of many of today's design problems, identifying their causes in history and suggesting a basis for co-ordinated solutions. The author discusses `picturesque' and `formal' tendencies in modern architecture, relating them to parallels between philosophic thought and design theory through the ages. Using a wealth of international examples from around the world including America, UK, Italy, Germany and France and with over 250 photographs and illustrations, Emerging Concepts in Space Design offers a fascinating insight into the history and likely future directions of urban design.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Historical perspectives. Urban space design in history. Paradigms. Twentieth century city. Part 2: Philosophies and theories. Philosophical bases. Philosophies into practice. Later planning theories and practices. Urban realities. Part 3: Theories into practice. Neo-rationalists. Neo-empiricists. The competitions. treatment of urban space. Part 4: Applications. General urban texture and monuments. The future of the city. References. Indexes.
On first edition... 'Geoffrey Broadbent ranks with Charles Jencks as the formost classifier of contemporary architectural isms collected from around the globe... a chronological encyclopedia of urban design.' - Building