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THE TALE OF TOMORROW: UTOPIAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE MODERNIST REALM. Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2016. 400 pp. with 746 ills. (595 col.). 34 x 26 cm. ISBN 9783899555707 In English.
Large format. Publisher's description: The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture's history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas and visionary structures. The notion of utopia proves as diverse as it does universal. From exuberant master plans to singular architectural expressions, the rise of the utopian architectural movement in the 1960s and 1970s represents a critical shift in ideology away from mid-century traditionalism. This period shakes off the conformity and conventions of the 1950s in favor of a more experimental post-war agenda. Marked by groundbreaking reinterpretations of both the single family house as well as more large scale developments, the embrace of utopian and generally progressive thinking mirrored the cultural revolution of the times. These daring, charming, futuristic, and hopeful designs were not isolated to a particular part of the world. Visionary voices longing for a fresh approach to architecture began appearing across France, Japan, the United States, and beyond. The Tale of Tomorrow documents this prolific era in architecture -- a time when anything felt possible as architects began to think further and further outside the box. The Tale of Tomorrow focuses exclusively on built manifestations of utopian ideas.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 74,54
Worldwide Number: 166003
Hardcover $68.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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