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Barker, Tom (2001) Book section. In: Carchitecture – when the car and the city collide. August/Birkhauser. ISBN 978-3764364540

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Abstract

In cooperation with august, London Cars and architecture are closely linked - in this book, the past, the future and their influence on eachother are explored. 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.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Design
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 11:08
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 15:03
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3015

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