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Basic reader on the city

Relational Theories of Urban Form

An Anthology

Ed. by Kiss, Daniel / Kretz, Simon


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    May 2020
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    • Basic reader on interpersonal relations in the city
    • Twelve commentated original texts on urban development

    Aims and Scope

    This commentated anthology contains essential passages from twelve important architecture and urban design theory texts from the 1960s to the 2010s. With these excerpts, the editors discursively outline the concept of form as a relational field of tension between man and material. The relational element is treated not only as a topos, but above all the interpretational perspective of architectural theory.

    The texts are arranged under the guiding themes of Type, Process, Place and Things. The texts themselves were written by authors including Aldo Rossi, Oswald Matthias Ungers, Fumihiko Maki, Alison and Peter Smithson, Lucius Burckhardt, Bruno Latour, and Manuel de Solà-Morales. They offer a paradigmatic foundation that encourages further research and the continued view through the "relational lens."


    25.0 x 17.5 cm
    Approx. 400 pages
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    Daniel Kiss, lecturer, Institute for Urban Design, ETH Zurich

    Simon Kretz, senior assistant, lecturer for urban design, ETH Zurich

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