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Writings on cities / Henri Lefebvre ; selected, translated, and introduced by Eleonore Kofman and Elizabeth Lebas.

By: Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991.
Contributor(s): Kofman, Eleonore | Lebas, Elizabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996Description: vi, 250 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0631191879 (pbk.); 9780631191889 (pbk.).Subject(s): Lefebvre, Henri 1901-1991 | Cities and towns | Urban sociology | French philosophy -- 20th century | Marxist philosophy -- France | CitiesDDC classification: 307.76 LEF Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Lost in Transposition - Time, Space and the City 2. Preface 3. Industrialization and Urbanization 4. Philosophy and the City 5. Fragmentary Sciences and Urban Reality 6. Philosophy of the City and Planning Ideology 7. The Specificity of the City 8. Continuities and Discontinuities 9. Levels of Reality and Analysis 10. Town and Country 11. Around the Critical Point 12. On Urban Form 13. Spectral Analysis 14. The Right to the City 15. Perspective or Prospective? 16. The Realization of Philosophy 17. Theses on the City, the Urban and Planning 18. Introduction 19. Institutions in a 'Post-technological' Society 20. No Salvation away from the Centre? 21. The Urban in Question 22. Seen from the Window 23. Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Cities.
Summary: The work of Henri Lefebvre, the only major French intellectual of the postwar period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life, has since the publication in English of The Production of Space, received considerable attention among both academics and practitioners of the built environment. This new collection brings together for the first time in English, Lefebvre's reflections on the city and urban life written over a span of some twenty years. The selection of writings is contextualized by an introduction - itself a significant contribution to the interpretation of Henri Lefebvre - which places the material within the context of Lefebvre's intellectual and political life and times and raises pertinent issues as to their relevance for contemporary debates over such questions as the nature of urban reality, the production of space and modernity. Writings on Cities is of particular relevance to architects, planners, geographers, and those interested in the philosophical and political understanding of contemporary life.
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Translated from the French.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Lost in Transposition - Time, Space and the City
2. Preface
3. Industrialization and Urbanization
4. Philosophy and the City
5. Fragmentary Sciences and Urban Reality
6. Philosophy of the City and Planning Ideology
7. The Specificity of the City
8. Continuities and Discontinuities
9. Levels of Reality and Analysis
10. Town and Country
11. Around the Critical Point
12. On Urban Form
13. Spectral Analysis
14. The Right to the City
15. Perspective or Prospective?
16. The Realization of Philosophy
17. Theses on the City, the Urban and Planning
18. Introduction
19. Institutions in a 'Post-technological' Society
20. No Salvation away from the Centre?
21. The Urban in Question
22. Seen from the Window
23. Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Cities.

The work of Henri Lefebvre, the only major French intellectual of the postwar period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life, has since the publication in English of The Production of Space, received considerable attention among both academics and practitioners of the built environment. This new collection brings together for the first time in English, Lefebvre's reflections on the city and urban life written over a span of some twenty years. The selection of writings is contextualized by an introduction - itself a significant contribution to the interpretation of Henri Lefebvre - which places the material within the context of Lefebvre's intellectual and political life and times and raises pertinent issues as to their relevance for contemporary debates over such questions as the nature of urban reality, the production of space and modernity. Writings on Cities is of particular relevance to architects, planners, geographers, and those interested in the philosophical and political understanding of contemporary life.

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