Josep Lluis Sert : The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969

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  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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This book examines the emergence and evolution of the discipline of urban design as articulated through the work of Josep Lluis Sert (19021983), one of its most influential practitioners. Sert was noted for his city planning and urban development projects in Europe, South America, and the United States, and the master plans of his later career were significant for their integration of natural landscape features into the urban building scheme. With essays by leading scholars and a wide selection of archival materials, illustrations, plans, and maps, this book provides a timely look at the man who advocated the idea of "urban consciousness" and an architecture that dealt with the total environment--well before these concepts became commonplace.

Author Biography

Eric Mumford is associate professor of architecture and art history at Washington University in St. Louis. Hashim Sarkis is Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Ciam Legacy
Sert, Ciam, and the Gsd: A Memoirp. 8
The Aesthetic Dimension in Le Corbusier's Urban Planningp. 24
Creating a Public for Modern Architecture: Sert's Use of Images from gatcpac to The Heart of the Cityp. 38
The Latin American Planning Experience
Planos, Planes Y Planificacion: Josep Lluis Sert and the Idea of Planningp. 54
Josep Lluis Sert's Evolving Concept of the Urban Core: Between Corbusian Form and Mumfordian Social Practicep. 76
The Parameters of Urban Design
Breaking Common Ground: Joseph Hudnut and the Prehistory of Urban Designp. 116
Josep Lluis Sert's Urban Design Legacyp. 130
From the Heart of the City to Holyoke Center: Ciam Ideas in Sert's Definition of Urban Designp. 144
From the Ground Up: Hideo Sasaki's Contributions to Urban Designp. 166
A Conversation with Josep Lluis Sertp. 198
Commentary on Selected Projects by Sert: Curated by Ines Zalduendo and Mary Danielsp. 215
Contributorsp. 232
Indexp. 235
Illustration Creditsp. 248
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