The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture’s history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration.
The Tale Of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm (Sofia Borges & Gestalten) compiles radical ideas, rediscovered photos, and visionary structures. The full-color, hardcover surveys this diverse twentieth century phenomenon, featuring 400 pages highlighting renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen.
By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism.
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The Tale Of Tomorrow, $68 | Gestalten | ISBN: 978-3-89955-570-7