These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and its application to community building within today’s multi-cultural modern cities.
The volume brings together the rich perspectives on the thought, practice and influence of leading figures from the great era of civic art that began in the nineteenth century and blossomed in the early twentieth century as documented in the works of Werner Hegemann and his contemporaries and considered fundamental to contemporary practice.
Table of Contents
1. Civic Art Then and Now: The Culture of Good Place Making Charles C. Bohl Part 1: Camillo Sitte and the Picturesque: Precedents and Perspectives 2. Vienna Fin-de-siècle: Between Artistic City Planning and Unlimited Metropolis Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani 3. Camillo Sitte as "Semperian" Ruth Hanisch 4. Camillo Sitte, architect and planner: The project for the civic center of Privoz/Oderfurt, Moravia Marco Pogacnik 5. Schinkel, Sitte, and Loos: The "Body in the Visible" Jean-François Lejeune 6. Camillo Sitte: Orders in Reception Stanford Anderson 7. Forced Spontaneities. Sitte and the Paradox of the Picturesque Akos Moravanszky 8. Political Connotations of the Picturesque Wolfgang Sonne 9. The Pack Donkey’s Revenge: Sitte and Modernist Urbanism Alan Plattus 10. Artistic City Planning versus Junk Space Bernhard Langer Part 2: International Exchanges 11. Handbooks of Civic Art from Sitte to Hegemann Donatella Calabi 12. Camillo Sitte Across the Atlantic: Unwin, Nolen, and Hegemann Christiane Crasemann Collins 13. Jacques Gréber’s L’architecture aux Etats-Unis: A Companion Piece to The American Vitruvus Isabelle Gournay 14. The Latin American City and its Viennese Planning Approach: Karl Brunner in Colombia and Chile 1929-1948 Andreas Hofer Part 3: The Metropolitan Context 15. The Art of Street Architecture: The Case of Manchester Michael Hebbert 16. Dwelling in the Metropolis: Sitte, Hegemann and the International Dissemination of Reformed Urban Blocks 1890-1940 Wolfgang Sonne 17. Paris vu par Hegemann: Classicism, Reform, and Bad Taste Jean-Louis Cohen 18. Hegemann and Modern Public Spaces Corinne Jaquand 19. Hegemann’s Das steinerne Berlin: A Misunderstanding Hans Stimmann 20. Postface: Challenges for a Contemporary Transatlantic Bridging Harald Kegler
Charles C. Bohl is an Associate Professor and Director of the Knight Program in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
Jean-François Lejeune is an architect and Professor of Architecture, Urban Design and History at the University of Miami School of Architecture.