The Architecture of the City

The Architecture of the CityItalian architect Aldo Rossi details his notion of the built city as a set of collective memories that embody a dimension of time Classic material L architettura della citt considerato un classico e, in quanto tale, imperfettibile Perci , la mia recensione potrebbe anche finire qui.Ma, d altra parte, sono considerate allo stesso modo anche quelle sedie di Aldo Rossi che, dopo vent anni di quotidiana esperienza personale, mi sento in pieno diritto di definire scomodissime.Quindi vedr di sbilanciarmi anche sul libro in questione.Il testo consiste, sostanzialemente, in Rossi che espone teorie contrastanti e poi le confuta, talvolta nella loro totalit , talvolta solo in parte Il risultato un lettore disorientato che tenta di afferrare una linea di pensiero generale che l autore sembra far di tutto per nascondere. I think the ideas that this book explores are really very interesting that part of the value of architecture comes from its temporal rather than purely spatial qualities, that architecture s role in the city relates to its form rather than just its function, that cities are an embodiment of collective memory, and that the development of cities follows organically from certain knowable factors.But man, it s a slog to read The writing style is totally opaque, and he assumes a wide variety of knowledge on the part of his readers getting through many sections felt like putting together a puzzle with a bunch of the pieces missing There s good stuff in there, but overall, this isn t a book I m eager to revisit. saga estou a escrever a tese til na compreens o mais alargada do estudo da cidade, n o como uma mera leitura f sica da altera o dos factos urbanos na cidade expondo nos v rios cap tulos reflex es sobre outras teorias que venham acrescentar primeira Apoia se em v rios estudos de outros autores mas por vezes deixa os a meio contudo, certamente um livro que nos leva a outras leituras e nos abre portas para outros autores til. Aldo Rossi, A Practicing Architect And Leader Of The Italian Architectural Movement La Tendenza, Is Also One Of The Most Influential Theorists Writing Today The Architecture Of The City Is His Major Work Of Architectural And Urban Theory In Part A Protest Against Functionalism And The Modern Movement, In Part An Attempt To Restore The Craft Of Architecture To Its Position As The Only Valid Object Of Architectural Study, And In Part An Analysis Of The Rules And Forms Of The City S Construction, The Book Has Become Immensely Popular Among Architects And Design Students offer different dimension to see a city not only from utilitarian view like le Corbusier s Radiant City, but from another dimension like socio historical perspective Rossi idea about collective memory, urban artefacts, city s permanence are very profound Essential to architectural theory. Aldo Rossi provides a deep new post modern perspective of the city as a diverse and collective human feat which refutes Le Corbusier s view of the city from the mere standpoint of urban planning. I thought the translation to english left things to be desired It s not that it was unclear, but most sentences were just plain unnecessary complicated. I like how Rossi laid out his argument on how architecture tells the city s history as well as creates its fabric The Architecture of the City is the principal theoretical text by Aldo Rossi, and constituted one of the first attempts to re examine the function of architecture within its urban context, after the reductive theories of CIAM This book wasn t easy to read most of the time, but it s really not for college undergraduates, but if you have to read it for a class you have no choice The lessons are still valid and timely nevertheless, and should be remembered by architects, at a time when other theorists celebrate the dissolution of cities under the momentary glare of a globalized world.

Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and designer who accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas theory, drawing, architecture and product design.Rossi was born in Milan, Italy In 1949 he started studying architecture at the Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in 1959 Already in 1955 he started writing for the Casabella magazine, where he bec

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  • Paperback
  • 202 pages
  • The Architecture of the City
  • Aldo Rossi
  • English
  • 27 May 2018
  • 9780262680431

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