The Capital of Europe: Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Union

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 315 pagina's

What makes up a capital city? In this first comprehensive look at the architectural and urban visions for a European capital, Hein examines how these visions compare to the reality of the three headquarter cities for the European Union: Strasbourg, Luxembourg, and Brussels. Tracing the history of the EU and its creation of the new political entity of the polycentric capital, Hein explores the impact that European unification has on visionary projects and the transformation of EU member cities. Widely researched, the book also brings in architectural projects that have remained largely unknown until now.

Using architectural and urban history as a lens, Hein examines the past five decades of European unification. Also analyzed for the first time are the debates, plans, projects, and constructions--both realized and failed--that accompanied this process. Looking to the future, Hein asserts that the task of these three capital cities is to balance the needs of a collective Europe with national, local, and--increasingly--regional demands.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

IMAGINING BUILT EUROPE
15
BUILDING EUROPES IMAGE
93
GLOSSARY OF EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
173
SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
181
TIME LINE BUILDING FOR EUROPE SINCE THE LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY
193
ABBREVIATIONS OF MAJOR PUBLIC ARCHIVAL REFERENCES
215
Notes
217
Select Bibliography
279
Index
301
Copyright

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Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

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Pagina 11 - Spacious avenues, that begin in nothing, and lead nowhere; streets, mile-long, that only want houses, roads and inhabitants; public buildings that need but a public to be complete; and ornaments of great thoroughfares, which only lack great thoroughfares to ornament - are its leading features.

Over de auteur (2004)

CAROLA HEIN is Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College in the Growth and Structure of Cities Program. She was trained in Hamburg (Diplom-Ingenieurin) and Brussels (Architecte) and obtained her doctorate at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste in Hamburg in 1995 on the topic of Hauptstadt Europa. From 1995 to 1999 she was a Visiting Researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan University and Kogakuin University, researching the reconstruction of Japanese cities after World War II and the Western influence on Japanese urban planning. She has published and lectured widely on topics of contemporary and historical architectural and urban planning in Europe and Japan, and co-authored the volume Hauptstadt Berlin and co-edited Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945 (2003).

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