|aThe continuous city : |bfourteen essays on architecture and urbanization / |cLars Lerup ; foreword by Jesús Vassallo.
|aFourteen essays on architecture and urbanization
|aZurich, Switzerland : |bPark Books, |cc2017.
|a219 p. : |bill. ; |c22 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aThe fourteen essays in The Continuous City offer a survey of Lerup's thinking on identity and monumentality and the relationship between nature and culture. His interest and reflections focus, among other things, on Roberto Burle Marx, a founder of modern landscape design; the 'dancing floors' of Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library; Herzog & de Meuron's 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach; and the character of urban icons like Coop Himmelb(l)au's Dalian International Conference Center.
This book gathers writings by Swedish American architect Lars Lerup, in which he sharply observes and analyzes the urban environment around him, then applies those findings to develop innovative theories about the modern city. Though the fourteen essays in the book were written as standalone pieces, together they cohere into a larger project that surveys Lerup’s thinking about identity, monumentality, and the relationship between nature and culture. He considers influential modern landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx, the “dancing floors” of Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Central Library, Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, the character of urban icons like Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Dalian International Conference Center, and much more.