Blog Home FAQ Random quotes Contact

Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture, and Urban Design

ISBN13: 9781572300460
ISBN: 1572300469
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $25.0
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Published Date:
Pages: 300
Average Goodreads rating: 4.40/5 (4 ratings)

A sweeping historical analysis of the complex relationship between social criticism and built form, Emancipating Space examines the interconnections of architecture and social climate. Including 45 black-and-white illustrations of buildings and public spaces, the book argues that those concerned with urban design and social change should make their contribution to bringing about a better world by designing spaces based in utopian or emancipatory theories. Author Ross King presents theories of social improvement and architecture since the enlightenment with an eye toward developing new urban design ideas for the postmodern era.