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Carchitecture: When the Car and the City Collide [Paperback]

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Item description for Carchitecture: When the Car and the City Collide by Jonathan Bell & Alex De Rijke...

The automobile has brought about changes to the landscape that are nothing short of revolutionary. The dramatic reconfiguration of cities and the countryside to accommodate our taste for freedom of movement has been matched by a change in the way buildings themselves have been planned. Today, CAD and car-building techniques have opened up new possibilities for architectural design and this book, edited by the London-based architect Alex de Rijke, argues that the influence of the car on architectural and urban thinking is greater than ever. De Rijke's selection of ideas, photographs, texts and completed projects by a variety of architects explores the parallel development of cars and architecture during the second half of the twentieth century, and provides a compelling manifesto for the future of building design.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2001
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764364548  
ISBN13  9783764364540  

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More About Jonathan Bell & Alex De Rijke

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jonathan Bell is a writer and freelance journalist. His books include 'Carchitecture' (August, 2001), 'The Transformable House' (Architectural Design, 2000) and 'Concept Cars' (RotoVision, 2003). He writes regularly for Blueprint, Wallpaper and Grafik, and is also the co-editor of things, a journal of writing about objects and their histories. He is married and lives in London.

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General
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jumbled yet objective  Nov 17, 2003
A moderate history on the century of man's life with autos, and have the autos have in turn shaped our lives and environments. I thought Mr. Bell was quite objective in his tone, as many works on this subject tend to be penned by the auto-phile/phobe. A generous use of illustration and encapsulated photos keep the content matter varied, and the reader engaged.

I didnt particularly like the layout of the book. While chronologically correct, the order of material lacks a certain clarity. Additionally, I would have preferred to see an emphasis on the current state of affairs, as oppossed the lengthy history, which comprises perhaps half the book. Aside from these two small points, I though the work was a delightful read and a success.

Intriguing color photos and plenty of written insights  Feb 5, 2002
Jonathan Bell's Carchitecture examines the fall-out from the collision of autos and urban environments, from experimental cars and freeways to parking garages and home environments. Cars and architecture both need to change, and this book maintains its arguments with a series of intriguing color photos and plenty of written insights.

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