17 Modernism & Urban, Institutional & Commercial Design

17 Modernism & Urban, Institutional & Commercial Design

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Modernism & Urban, Institutional & Commercial Design late 1940s – 1970s
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M. Paul Friedberg (1931 – ) Garrett Eckbo (1910 – 2000) Lawrence Halprin (1916 – 2009) Dan Kiley (1912 – 2004) Peter Walker (1932 – ) Hideo Sasaki (1919 – 2000) Prominent Landscape Architects involved in Urban Space, Institutional & Commercial Design, late 1940s – 1970s
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Dispersal to the Suburbs Residential Institutional Corporate
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Post WWII Housing (1945+) Dream of your own home Original Plan & Suggested Revision Planning Profitable Neighborhoods U.S. Housing Administration 1938
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Levittown, Pennsylvania Before: early 1950’s (left) After: 1958 (below)
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Abraham Levitt and sons, William & Alfred Levitt Developers of post-war housing community, Levittown
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Levittown Criticisms Extended infrastructure Little road hierarchy No employment nearby Distant schools Green space as leftover space “Bland people in bland houses leading bland lives. ... a multitude of uniform, unidentifiable houses, lined up inflexibly, at uniform distances on uniform roads, in a
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