Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination




      Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination
Though reaching ever further toward the skies, today s cities are overshadowed by multiple threats climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our metropolitan way of life The fundamental tool we use to make sense of these uncertain city futures is the imagination Architects, artists, filmmakers, and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative visions tend to be seen very differently from scientific predictions flights of fancy on the one hand versus practical reasoning on the other In a digital age when the real and the fantastic coexist as near equals, it is especially important to know how these two forces are entangled, and how together they may help us best conceive of cities yet to come Exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined, and salvaged Future Cities teases out the links between speculation and reality, arguing that there is no clear separation between the two In the Netherlands, prototype floating cities are already being built Dubai s recent skyscrapers resemble those of science fiction cities of the past while makeshift settlements built by the urban poor in the developing world are already like the dystopian cities of cyberpunk Bringing together architecture, fiction, film, and visual art, Paul Dobraszczyk reconnects the imaginary city with the real, proposing a future for humanity that is firmly grounded in the present and in the diverse creative practices already at our fingertips. Free Download Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination [ Author ] Paul Dobraszczyk [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination
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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination
  • Paul Dobraszczyk
  • 13 December 2018
  • 1789140641

10 thoughts on “ Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination

  1. Keen says:

    2.5 Stars This book is made up of three sections In the first part the author seems to talk about and hover around many ideas, but at no time did I feel like we actually got into any of them in any great or satisfying detail There was a vagueness an aimlessness about this structure that didn t quite fit right.We get lengthy descriptions, detailed backgrounds and many quotes from the plots of dubious disaster movies and dystopic futuristic novels, with particular repeated emphasis on J.G Balla 2.5 Stars This book is made up of three sections In the first part the author seems to talk about and hover around many ideas, but at no time did I feel like we actually got into any of them in any great or satisfying detail There was a vagueness an a...

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