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Author Busbea, Larry.

Title Topologies : the urban utopia in France, 1960-1970 / Larry Busbea
Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2007


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Description ix, 227 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Spatial culture in France, 1960-1970 -- 2. Spatial urbanism and mobile architecture -- 3. The conception and reception of the Groupe International D'Architecture prospective -- 4. "Paris sur Paris" : spatial urbanism and prospective planning culture -- 5. Topological polemics -- 6. Integrations
Summary "In this first study of the French avant-garde tendency known as spatial urbanism, Larry Busbea analyzes projects by artists and architects (including the most famous spatial practitioner, Yona Friedman) and explores texts (many of which have never before been translated from the French) by Michel Ragon, the influential founder of the Groupe International d'Architecture Prospective (GIAP), Victor Vasarely, and others."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2006030110
ISBN 9780262026116 hardcover alkaline paper