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The Resource The social project : housing postwar France, Kenny Cupers

The social project : housing postwar France, Kenny Cupers

Label
The social project : housing postwar France
Title
The social project
Title remainder
housing postwar France
Statement of responsibility
Kenny Cupers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the three decades following World War II, the French government engaged in one of the twentieth century's greatest social and architectural experiments: transforming a mostly rural country into a modernized urban nation. Through the state-sanctioned construction of mass housing and development of towns on the outskirts of existing cities, a new world materialized where sixty years ago little more than cabbage and cottages existed.Known as the banlieue, the suburban landscapes that make up much of contemporary France are near-opposites of the historic cities they surround. Although these postwar environments of towers, slabs, and megastructures are often seen as a single utopian blueprint gone awry, Kenny Cupers demonstrates that their construction was instead driven by the intense aspirations and anxieties of a broad range of people. Narrating the complex interactions between architects, planners, policy makers, inhabitants, and social scientists, he shows how postwar dwelling was caught between the purview of the welfare state and the rise of mass consumerism.The Social Project unearths three decades of architectural and social experiments centered on the dwelling environment as it became an object of modernization, an everyday site of citizen participation, and a domain of social scientific expertise. Beyond state intervention, it was this new regime of knowledge production that made postwar modernism mainstream. The first comprehensive history of these wide-ranging urban projects, this book reveals how housing in postwar France shaped both contemporary urbanity and modern architecture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cupers, Kenny
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.F7
LC item number
C87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Housing
  • Architecture and state
  • Architecture and society
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and state
  • City planning
  • Housing
  • France
Label
The social project : housing postwar France, Kenny Cupers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Building the Banlieue -- 1950s: Projects in the Making -- 1. Streamlining Production -- 2. A Bureaucratic Epistemology -- 1960s: Architecture Meets Social Science -- 3. Animation to the Rescue -- 4. The Expertise of Participation -- 5. Programming the Villes Nouvelles -- 1970s: Consuming Contradictions -- 6. Megastructures in Denial -- 7. The Ultimate Projects -- Conclusion: Where Is the Social Project? -- Notes -- Index
Control code
863200101
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxix, 393 pages
Isbn
9780816689651
Lccn
2014001572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)863200101
Label
The social project : housing postwar France, Kenny Cupers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Building the Banlieue -- 1950s: Projects in the Making -- 1. Streamlining Production -- 2. A Bureaucratic Epistemology -- 1960s: Architecture Meets Social Science -- 3. Animation to the Rescue -- 4. The Expertise of Participation -- 5. Programming the Villes Nouvelles -- 1970s: Consuming Contradictions -- 6. Megastructures in Denial -- 7. The Ultimate Projects -- Conclusion: Where Is the Social Project? -- Notes -- Index
Control code
863200101
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxix, 393 pages
Isbn
9780816689651
Lccn
2014001572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)863200101

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