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Book review: architect knows best: environmental determinism in architecture culture from 1956 to the present

Molloy, Andrew (2012) Book review: architect knows best: environmental determinism in architecture culture from 1956 to the present. LSE Review of Books (01 Nov 2012). Website.

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Abstract

The idea that buildings could be used to reform human behaviour and improve society was fundamental to the ‘modernist’ architecture and planning of Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Jose Luis Sert in the first half of the 20th century. This book argues that today many of the most prominent architect-planners continue to design with a view to improving the behaviour of individual people and of society at large. Through interviews with major figures of recent years in Britain, Europe and America, Simon Richards provides a rewarding read for readers new and experienced, finds Andrew Molloy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 12:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50588

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