"The book is nothing short of a tour de force and should be required reading for landscape urbanists and landscape architects. Students and general audiences of design and planning will find it difficult to go back into their disciplinary silos."
-Alan Berger, MIT
"Combinatory Urbanism delves into armatures and manouvers which is what an urban mechanism-a city-is made up of. Looking at structure, not style, Mayne actually inhabits style-if we redefine the word to suggest invention engaging with logic. In so doing, he creates new categories of 'place'."
"Mayne has produced a powerful view of how an architect can re-envision the city. Combinatory Urbanism is not just an architect's summary of his latest or greatest projects, but a true challenge to all of us in the design community-to think differently, challenge the norms, and seek new ground in the form of open collaborations for re-envisioning the city."
-Philip Enquist, SOM
"The Swiss build the Gottard tunnel; the Chinese move the Yellow River; the Koreans suggest connecting the Han and the Nakdong; and someone whispers re-build the Mississippi Delta. Combinatory Architecture is Combinatory Urbanism: colossal scale; sophisticated technique; re-imagined environments; re-invented sociologies. Mayne's collective form points the circuitous way."
-Eric Moss, Director, SCI-Arc
"Not since Urbanisme or Learning from Las Vegas have the stakes for urban design been raised so quickly and so high."
-Albert Pope, Rice University
"Combinatory Urbanism is a perfect example of why Mayne continues to stay on the cutting edge of architecture and urban planning. Educators and students alike should take note of Mayne's innovative approach to creating a more sustainable, just, economically productive society."
-Jeremy Rifkin, The Foundation on Economic Trends
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Descrizione libro Stray Dog Cafe ( www.straydog-, 2011. Flexibound. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110983076308
Descrizione libro Stay Dog Cafe January 2011, 2011. Vinyl-bound. Condizione libro: New. For the past forty years Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, have been engaged with projects that exist in the hybrid space between architecture and urban planning. Against this backdrop, Thom Mayneâ€™s new book Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form (Stray Dog CafÃ , 2011) surveys 12 urban projects that range in scale from a 16-acre proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks to a 52 thousand-acre redevelopment proposal for Post-Katrina New Orleans. This book and the proposals found within, posit an alternative to traditional end-state planning solutions, while attempting to not only illuminate but also explicate Mayneâ€™s own work and critical processes. Combinatory Urbanism represents a departure from previous Morphosis publications. Both a manifesto on urbanism and a comprehensive presentation of Morphosis urban design projects, many of which have never before been published; this book fills a void in the world of architectural and urban design publications. SEALED COPY, NEVER BEEN OPENED. Codice libro della libreria 224447