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PLACES MADE AFTER THEIR STORIES: DESIGN AND THE ART OF CHOREOTOPOGRAPHY. Paul Carter. UWA Publishing, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 2015. ISBN 9781742587608 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: How is emotional meaning found in places? How can creating new urban spaces be a vehicle for less adversarial forms of political coexistence, as well as new customs of social innovation? Places Made After Their Stories shows how the emotional geographies we carry inside us and the ecstatic desire at the heart of democratic community-making can come together to inform contemporary landscape and urban design. Using Australian case studies of public space design from Alice Springs to Perth and Melbourne, in which author Paul Carter forged for himself the novel role of designer/dramaturg, he describes a new approach to place-making in which topography and choreography fuse. He counters the symbolic neglect of functionalist design with a brilliant account of poetic and graphic techniques developed to materialize ambience. Bringing together and further transforming insights from such earlier publications, such as Material Thinking (2004) and Meeting Place (2013), Carter describes a practice of sense-making and form-making that embodies fundamental gestures of welcome, arrangement, and exchange in the built setting.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170056
Paperbound $39.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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