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The Functional City: CIAM and the Legacy of Van Esteren

The Functional City: CIAM and the Legacy of Van Esteren

$75.00

Somer, Kees

Cl. Rotterdam, 2007

Book ID: 75503

The Functional City focuses on the legendary CIAM congress, held in the summer of 1933; examines van Esteren's legacy; and traces CIAM's early evolution through an abundance of little-known archival material. The leitmotif in this narrative is the principle of collectivity: the avant-garde ideal of concerted action as the basis for the creation of a thoroughly contemporary human habitat.

304 pp., 100 color, 100 B&W illus.