By Manfredo Tafuri
Written from a neo-Marxist perspective via a popular Italian architectural historian, structure and Utopia leads the reader past architectural shape right into a broader figuring out of the relation of structure to society and the architect to the crew and undefined. It discusses the backyard towns move and the suburban advancements it generated, the German-Russian architectural experiments of the Twenties, where of the avant-garde within the plastic arts, and the makes use of and pitfalls of seismological methods to structure, and assesses the customers of socialist alternatives.
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Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development by Manfredo Tafuri