Everyday urbanism

Everyday urbanism : featuring John Chase ... / edited by John Chase, Margaret Crawford, and John Kaliski.

Published New York, N.Y. ; [Great Britain] : Monacelli Press, 1999.

UniM Archit 709.79494 EVER


Contents Introduction / Margaret Crawford -- Pt. 1. Looking at the City. Performing the City: Reflections on the Urban Vernacular / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Private Life / Margaret Crawford. The Urban Bricoleur / Mona Houghton. Ernest's Garden / Dennis Keeley. A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Wide World of Trash / John Chase. They Saw a Very Great Future Here: Los Angeles, Latino Metropolis / Camilo Jose Vergara -- Pt. 2. Making the City. The Present City and the Practice of City Design / John Kaliski. The Giant Revolving (Winking) Chicken Head and the Doggie Drinking Fountain: Making Small Distinctive Public Spaces on Private Land by Using Commonplace Objects / John Chase. A Day in the Life of a Neighborhood Place / Phoebe Wall Wilson. Street Survival: The Plight of the Los Angeles Street Vendors / Norman Millar. Urban Diaries: Improvisation in West Oakland, California / Walter Hood. Quotidian Bricolage / Margaret Crawford and John Kaliski.
Summary "Everyday space can be spirited, spontaneous, vital, and inclusive; all too often it is neglected by its inhabitants, ignored by city planners, and disregarded by critics. The essays collected in Everyday Urbanism offer both an analysis of and a method for working within the city in a volume that, in its multiple voices and evocative illustrations, itself mirrors the space of the everyday."--BOOK JACKET. "The first section of the book, "Looking at the City," examines late-twentieth-century urban life: strip malls, edge cities, and rampant suburbanization."--BOOK JACKET. ""Making the City," the second part of the book, challenges the formalism of architecture and the abstraction of planning with projects that address specific topics, problems, and opportunities within the urban environment."--BOOK JACKET.

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