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American Urban Architecture: Catalysts in the Design of Cities

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American Urban Architecture: Catalysts in the Design of Cities
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520081056
ISBN-13: 9780520081055
Number of pages: 208

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Conceiving of urban design in terms of architectural actions and reactions, Attoe and Logan propose a theory of "catalytic architecture" better suited to specifically American circumstances than the largely European models developed in the last thirty years for the remaking of cities. After exploring instances of failed attempts to impose European visions on American cities, the authors examine urban design successes that illustrate the principles and goals of catalytic architecture.

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