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Starchitecture free pdf Internationally renowned architects are at centre stage in public debates, both with reference to designing esthetically striking artifacts, and for urban regeneration programs. The narrative of the Bilbao effect has been spreading in many countries around the world, apparently leading cities to compete in collecting skyscrapers and cultural facilities. Despite the fact that these forms of urban development have been changing the landscape in several cities, attention and explanations regarding the rationalities implied in such decision making processes are today limited. This book draws on the extensive study of Abu Dhabi, Paris and New York, providing an in-depth analysis of more than twenty projects and suggesting how architecture and planning could be of higher relevance in urban development. The book proposes an original photographic body which was developed on commission by Michele Nastasi, depicting the analysed projects and buildings in Bilbao, Abu Dhabi, Paris, New York City and in the Vitra Campus.

About Davide Ponzini

Davide Ponzini is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano. His research work has been published in the main scientific journals (Urban Studies, Environment and Planning C, and European Planning Studies). Ponzini is the author of the book Il territorio dei beni culturali (2008) and coauthor, with Pier Carlo Palermo, of the book Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2010). Michele Nastasi has been working as a photographer since 2004. He has been photographing for international architects and developing his own research projects. His pictures have been published in journals and magazines (Lotus, Abitare and Wallpaper), books (Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger, 2009) and exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia and in other personal and collective exhibitions. Since 2007 he has been Managing Editor of Lotus International.

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Author : Davide Ponzini
Publisher : Umberto Allemandi
Data Published : 28 March 2012
ISBN : 8842219894
EAN : 9788842219897
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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