City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space (Architext)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415819008: City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space (Architext)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established institution across the globe, the parameters of civic representation changed and the town hall was forced to negotiate new notions of urbanism and public space.

City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space utilizes the town hall in its global historical incarnations as bases to probe these changing ideas of urban public space. The essays in this volume provide an analysis of the architecture, iconography, and spatial relations that constitute the town hall to explore its historical ability to accommodate the "public" in different political and social contexts, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas, as the relation between citizens and civic authority had to be revisited with the universal franchise, under fascism, after the devastation of the world wars, decolonization, and most recently, with the neo-liberal restructuring of cities.

As a global phenomenon, the town hall challenges the idea that nationalism, imperialism, democracy, the idea of citizenship – concepts that frame the relation between the individual and the body politic -- travel the globe in modular forms, or in predictable trajectories from the West to East, North to South. Collectively the essays argue that if the town hall has historically been connected with the articulation of bourgeois civil society, then the town hall as a global spatial type -- architectural space, urban monument, and space of governance -- holds a mirror to the promise and limits of civil society.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Swati Chattopadhyay is a Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and the author of Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny (2005), and Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field (2012).

Jeremy White is an architect and a lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of planning in 1930s Los Angeles, titled "Constructing the Invisible City: Planning and Politics of the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles."

Review:

"Contributors offer valuable discussion of the post–WW II German Rathaus as an attempt to deal with an "uncertain" national identity and provide a good examination of architecture in the service of Mussolini’s Fascist state. A welcome global approach that features material on Bombay, Jakarta, Mexico, and Korea is revealing, especially on the influence of colonialism; however, more could have been said about sources of indigenous, pre-European civic engagement. Endnotes and numerous, adequate, black-and-white illustrations are provided but no bibliography. Although this volume shows the inevitable fragmentation typical of such an enterprise, the attention to unfamiliar themes and innovative approaches means that this book will interest serious students of civic architecture.Summing Up: Recommended" --W. S. Rodner, Tidewater Community Colleg, CHOICE Reviews, January 2015

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 145.00
US$ 108.96

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established institution across the globe, the parameters of civic representation changed and the town hall was forced to negotiate new notions of urbanism and public space. City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space utilizes the town hall in its global historical incarnations as bases to probe these changing ideas of urban public space. The essays in this volume provide an analysis of the architecture, iconography, and spatial relations that constitute the town hall to explore its historical ability to accommodate the public in different political and social contexts, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas, as the relation between citizens and civic authority had to be revisited with the universal franchise, under fascism, after the devastation of the world wars, decolonization, and most recently, with the neo-liberal restructuring of cities. As a global phenomenon, the town hall challenges the idea that nationalism, imperialism, democracy, the idea of citizenship - concepts that frame the relation between the individual and the body politic -- travel the globe in modular forms, or in predictable trajectories from the West to East, North to South. Collectively the essays argue that if the town hall has historically been connected with the articulation of bourgeois civil society, then the town hall as a global spatial type -- architectural space, urban monument, and space of governance -- holds a mirror to the promise and limits of civil society. Seller Inventory # AA69780415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Swati Chattopadhyay (editor), Jeremy White (editor)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2014-03-10, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2014-03-10, London, 2014. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established institution across the globe, the parameters of civic representation changed and the town hall was forced to negotiate new notions of urbanism and public space. City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space utilizes the town hall in its global historical incarnations as bases to probe these changing ideas of urban public space. The essays in this volume provide an analysis of the architecture, iconography, and spatial relations that constitute the town hall to explore its historical ability to accommodate the public in different political and social contexts, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas, as the relation between citizens and civic authority had to be revisited with the universal franchise, under fascism, after the devastation of the world wars, decolonization, and most recently, with the neo-liberal restructuring of cities. As a global phenomenon, the town hall challenges the idea that nationalism, imperialism, democracy, the idea of citizenship - concepts that frame the relation between the individual and the body politic -- travel the globe in modular forms, or in predictable trajectories from the West to East, North to South. Collectively the essays argue that if the town hall has historically been connected with the articulation of bourgeois civil society, then the town hall as a global spatial type -- architectural space, urban monument, and space of governance -- holds a mirror to the promise and limits of civil society. Seller Inventory # AA69780415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

CHATTOPADHYAY, SWATI; WHITE, JEREMY
Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780415819008 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0503666

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established institution across the globe, the parameters of civic representation changed and the town hall was forced to negotiate new notions of urbanism and public space. City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space utilizes the town hall in its global historical incarnations as bases to probe these changing ideas of urban public space. The essays in this volume provide an analysis of the architecture, iconography, and spatial relations that constitute the town hall to explore its historical ability to accommodate the public in different political and social contexts, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas, as the relation between citizens and civic authority had to be revisited with the universal franchise, under fascism, after the devastation of the world wars, decolonization, and most recently, with the neo-liberal restructuring of cities. As a global phenomenon, the town hall challenges the idea that nationalism, imperialism, democracy, the idea of citizenship - concepts that frame the relation between the individual and the body politic -- travel the globe in modular forms, or in predictable trajectories from the West to East, North to South. Collectively the essays argue that if the town hall has historically been connected with the articulation of bourgeois civil society, then the town hall as a global spatial type -- architectural space, urban monument, and space of governance -- holds a mirror to the promise and limits of civil society. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 144.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Chattopadhyay, Swati
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3426083

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 148.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Chattopadhyay, Swati (Editor)/ White, Jeremy (Editor)
Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 9.88x6.97x0.87 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 140.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White
Published by Routledge 2014-03-10 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2014-03-10, 2014. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00081378

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 38.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 156.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415819008 ISBN 13: 9780415819008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415819008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 163.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book