The Resource The urban revolution, Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Robert Bononno ; foreword by Neil Smith

The urban revolution, Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Robert Bononno ; foreword by Neil Smith

Label
The urban revolution
Title
The urban revolution
Statement of responsibility
Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Robert Bononno ; foreword by Neil Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Originally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre's first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment. Although it is widely considered a foundational book in contemporary thinking about the city, The Urban Revolution has never been translated into English - until now. This first English edition, deftly translated by Robert Bononno, makes available to a broad audience Lefebvre's sophisticated insights into the urban dimensions of modern life. Lefebvre begins with the premise that the total urbanization of society is an inevitable process that demands of its critics new interpretive and perceptual approaches that recognize the urban as a complex field of inquiry. Dismissive of cold, modernist visions of the city, particularly those embodied by rationalist architects and urban planners like Le Corbusier, Lefebvre instead articulates the lived experiences of individual inhabitants of the city. In contrast to the ideology of urbanism and its reliance on commodification and bureaucratization - the capitalist logic of market and state - Lefebvre conceives of an urban utopia characterized by self-determination, individual creativity, and authentic social relationships
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lefebvre, Henri
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.L375 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Cidade
  • Comunidade urbana
  • Urbanização
  • Villes
  • Sociologie urbaine
  • Urnabisation
  • Cities and towns
  • Stadssociologie
  • Steden
  • Urbanisatie
  • Sociale organisatie
  • Filosofische aspecten
Label
The urban revolution, Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Robert Bononno ; foreword by Neil Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: La révolution urbaine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the city to urban society -- Blind field -- The urban phenomenon -- Levels and dimensions -- Urban myths and ideologies -- Urban form -- Toward an urban strategy -- The urban illusion -- Urban society
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780816641598
Lccn
2002015036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50609383
  • (OCoLC)ocm50609383
Label
The urban revolution, Henri Lefebvre ; translated by Robert Bononno ; foreword by Neil Smith
Publication
Note
Translation of: La révolution urbaine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the city to urban society -- Blind field -- The urban phenomenon -- Levels and dimensions -- Urban myths and ideologies -- Urban form -- Toward an urban strategy -- The urban illusion -- Urban society
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780816641598
Lccn
2002015036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50609383
  • (OCoLC)ocm50609383

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