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The Politics of Design in French Colonial Urbanism

The Politics of Design in French Colonial Urbanism( )
Author: Wright, Gwendolyn
ISBN:978-0-226-90848-9
Publication Date:Sep 1991
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $46.00
Book Description:

Politics and culture are at once semi-autonomous and intertwined. Nowhere is this more revealingly illustrated than in urban design, a field that encompasses architecture and social life, traditions and modernization. Here aesthetic goals and political intentions meet, sometimes in collaboration, sometimes in conflict. Here the formal qualities of art confront the complexities of history. When urban design policies are implemented, they reveal underlying aesthetic, cultural, and...
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Book Details
Pages:398
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / France
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Architecture / Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 8.814 x 0.94 Inches
Book Weight:1.342 Pounds



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